You know my boys have been working on their newly leased property behind us and part of this was cleaning up piles of junk that might harm their cattle. Well, while cleaning up they found something that they knew I would like. A couple of old bicycles. They turned out to be too rusty and dented to keep as farmhouse garden decor but the bike basket was fabulous.
After prying it off the bicycle with a little help from WD-40 and wire cutters, I washed it thoroughly and brought it in the house.
Immediately I began looking for the perfect spot for my new treasure. I settled on it becoming a tea towel holder by the kitchen sink. It is hanging on the IKEA utensil rack under the cabinet. The handlebar hooks that say "Ward" on them are handy for hanging but can swing down to tuck out of the way too.
Being a little chippy and a little rusty simply makes it great!
I am still wondering what other uses it could have.
What would you do with a old bicycle basket?