I started out with this tired basket that used to hold a plant...well, it was tired and ugly. I almost threw it away!
But I remembered that I needed something to put kindling in for the wood stove, so I naturally spray painted it black and now it holds my sticks and twigs and pine cones and such for fire starting.
Don't hold the mess against me, this is a working wood stove! Wood stoves are never neat and clean....that is my story! And don't worry about this catching fire, it really never sits this close to the fire, except for photo sessions!