Washing hamper - Makeover.

Several years ago I grabbed this basket thingy at Home mart or the like for $5.00. At the time of purchase, if I recall correctly it was used as a toy storage container for baby girl.


As baby girl grew along with her grew the collection of toys. Poppy Merv built her a beautiful toy box ( which Mummy has yet to paint - it still sits here with a rough undercoat ) Shiro Petto then became a place for baby boys books. As baby boy grew along with him grew his book collection, Shiro Petto struggled under the strain. Ripping and tearing. Little boy got some book shelves and Shiro Petto went back to little girl as a place for her to put her clothes as she undresses, in there ready for washing, rather than on the floor. It recently entered my mind that it wouldn't be too hard to give a facelift to. 




This is what I worked on yesterday and this morning. Not quite as straight forward as I was expecting and my measurements were not precise but I got it back together and it stands up ... It looks much prettier pink and I'm sure Miss 5 won't be complaining the the length of one side is a bit longer then the other and one end is a little wider than the other. This fabric was from the Oh Cherry Oh range by Me and my sister designs for Moda. I planned to make curtains with it but misjudged and/or incorrectly measured the yardage I needed. It seems the woodwork needs a lick of paint but that little $5.00 treasure was no fun to screw back together with its warped wood so painting it will be something I'd have to work my way up to and talk myself into..




10 comments:

  1. So pretty, ace make over indeed!! Love Posie

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  2. Well done Tammy :) What girl wouldn't want something so pretty in their room.

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  3. That is soooo pretty.. Well done - looks fab !

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  4. Well done for recycling something into something very pretty and useful. So satisfying isn't it!

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  5. Way to go Tammy. it looks fab! From kidsy to all grown up. I'd be proud! xo m.

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  6. Lovely job! It looks lovely, will be useful and saved you throwing something out and buying something new.

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  7. Looks great Tammy! :)

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  8. Aren't you a clever cookie! The fabric is very pretty, well done.

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  9. Pat on the back Tammy, well done it's looks great.
    Linda

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