If you're a serious composter, consider a unit with multiple bins. They're available for sale, or you can make your own from wire and wood (try re-purposing a wooden pallet). Use wire on one side to let air circulate around your scraps or clippings, and add a lid that locks or secures to keep critters out. Aim for at least two bins in your unit so you can transfer your materials from one to the other. "Stirring" the pile lets more air reach them and makes it break down faster.
The humble wire basket gets a modern upgrade with these Bronze York Open Stack Baskets from The Container Store. Storing onions, potatoes, squash and more, these bulk bins also stack so you can maximize space inside the pantry.
Critters, including rabbits, squirrels, chipmunks and even birds, can destroy young seedlings, making you have to plant seeds multiple times.
Easy Solution: Outsmart critters by covering seedlings with chicken wire anchored to soil using landscape staples. Bird netting may help, but greedy rabbits will hop onto it if they crave the seedling badly enough.
This light and bright foyer boasts cream colored walls paired with a mint green accent wall and red-brown hardwood floors. A contemporary stairway features a railing made with metal posts, cable wire and wood. A bench area in the entrance offers a spot for easy shoe removal.
With some chicken wire and white chalk paint, craft blogger Amy Gregson transformed her builder-grade oak cabinets into her dream farmhouse kitchen. “It really lightened the space up and gave it a ton of personality,” she says. “It makes me smile every time I walk in there!” She paired the white upper cabinets with dark lower cabinets and bright-white countertops.
Shelving space inside these wall-mounted cabinets is maximized with stackable wire racks. The racks come in different heights and widths and allow various sizes of plates to stack neatly within the same cabinet.
Not all updates are modern. Give a wood cabinet a “rustic update” by replacing the existing cabinet doors with chicken wire. Athens Building Co. created a wood frame for the wire inset. It can make even a china collection fit into farmhouse style.