I needed a tall basket to fill in the space above my frig. I'd looked for a while before finding this homely little laundry basket that was the perfect size -- if not the perfect anything else.
|Before the redo but after the darker stain was added.|
I wanted to give it a little personality (make it look like a French storage basket) so I went to town, literally, and found these brass house numbers at Restore for cheap.
It's been a long "work in progress".
The original basket with it's natural color was way too light so I sprayed the basket with this...
...months ago. I love the new color but it took forever to dry.
The house numbers, which were brass and not black like I wanted, were only $1.19 each so I bought them and sprayed them black.
They did not go on as easy as I thought. The screws were way too short so I poked a nail through instead and used a gob of hot glue to hold them in place. It feels pretty tight so I think it will work -- until it doesn't -- and then I'll try something else.
I tore the old lining into strips, gave them a tea bath, and used them to tie the lid shut.
I love the new (old) look and the whole project was under $15.
BTW, does anyone know what the wire flower looking thing is on the door? I found it at GW. It looks the same on the front and back and it's magnetic. Just wondering...
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