Every once in a while I come across an organizer that seriously makes my heart skip a beat. It's rare, so when it happens I have to take a minute to tell you guys about it. Earlier this year, I waxed poetic about this $10 flatware organizer for narrow drawers, which I'll still talk about to anyone who will listen. And just a few weeks ago I came across this wire under-shelf basket ... in copper!
Yes, I've seen under-shelf baskets before. But they're usually cheap, plastic-coated wire or industrial-in-a-bad-way mesh steel. This one has a copper finish, which means it doesn't have to be hidden behind a cabinet door. In fact, it just begs to be on display.
So instead of hanging the basket from the second shelf of a cabinet (which actually does eat up space from your first shelf), or hiding it away in a pantry, you can hang it from the bottom of an open shelving situation. (If you don't have open shelving, you can still use this — it would just have to be on the inside of the cabinet, as the arms would keep the cabinet doors from closing all the way.) I currently have one hanging with some of my cloth napkins and a few tea towels. Having these things out makes them easy to access and I like that they add a pop of color to the rest of the kitchen. And the basket magically creates shelf space out of thin air. With my kitchen linens in a new home, I had a free drawer to fill to will other odds and ends.
It won't work in my kitchen, but I was also thinking this rack would be great to hang from a shelf over a sink (if you have one) and you can use it as a makeshift Finnish drying cabinet.
This super-pretty organizer is usually closer to $32, but the company is currently offering a special Amazon coupon to take 20 percent off and get the price down to a reasonable $25.
What do you think? What would you store in this if you have one for your kitchen?