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DIY Industrial Numbered Baskets for Stylish Storage

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 In this post: Make these easy DIY industrial numbered baskets for some stylish storage.

Have you ever seen a photo of a perfect-for-you room somewhere online? Have you ever then spent an inordinate amount of time dreaming about said room? Wondering how you could make it your own? Recreate it – or parts of it – in your own home? That was what I did when I came across this photo. LOVE! Really, what’s not to love? White paneled walls, trestle table, window seat with overstuffed linen cushions, rustic pendant lights, and industrial stamped baskets. I figured I could DIY industrial numbered baskets for our house!

Photo by House Beautiful via Wallpap’ress

DIY Industrial Numbered Baskets

square basket with painted number 3



1. Using Gimp or another program and the font STENCIL, create a numbers to size. Either print out numbers or trace from computer screen.

2. Carefully cut out numbers, to create a stencil. Tape stencil to basket with scotch tape.

3. Trace number outline with paint marker.

4. Remove stencil.

5. Fill in number outline with paint marker.

So simple, yes? Do you have any baskets kicking around that could use a little industrial bling? What numbers would you choose?

I'd love it if you'd share:

home made lovely book on table with get it now text button

I'd love to chat with you in the comments!


  1. lisa @StudioJewel says

    LOVE the idea of spray painting on the baskets…so very clever. when our home finally sells and we finally find a new place to call our own…you’re going to help me make it look pretty. k? xoxo

  2. britney @ diy home and gardens says

    Very creative. I love doing what you have done here, seeing something I really like and attempting (sometimes failing I might add) to recreate it myself for my house.

  3. Annie says

    Hi Shannon, I hope you get this. . I just love your comforter. Can you tell me where you got it? And I love everything you and hubby Dean do. I’m looking forward to any new projects!

    • aka design says

      I think I mentioned this but it’s a king size duvet in a Pintuck Duvet Cover from West Elm. 🙂

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