Saturday, August 7

Up-cycled laundry hamper

I received this laundry hamper for free and I've been using it for my daughter. It is functional and in good shape but not very exciting and definitely not very girly.

Now for a splash of colors

I added a strip of a green gingham I inherited from someone's de-stash 



And a handmade flower - See the tutorial for the fabric flower here
I also added a fabric flap with a drawstring to make it easy to take to the laundry room
A bit of spray paint on the wood frame to spruce it up
Just enough for a white wash look




Much better !


Side by side before and after 
Total cost of the hamper $3 for the paint can

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20 comments:

  1. Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party this week!

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  2. Cute! Found this through the post you did on the daisy - visiting from Take A Look Tuesday.
    Kimberlee, www.TheSpunkyDiva.blogspot.com

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  3. Love it!! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!

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  4. That is so cute, can you create something that makes my kids put the dirties in the hamper? :)

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  5. Love it! thank you so much for linking up at www.thetshirtdiaries.com!

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  6. @Becky: Maybe a basketball hoop above the hamper :) Lob your socks !

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  7. Wow! It doesn't even look like the same hamper you started with. Love the color! Great job.

    I'd love for you to check out my blog for a fun giveaway!
    http://alittleknickknack.blogspot.com/2010/08/another-csn-store-giveaway.html
    Have a great night!

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  8. This is way adorable!! Makes laundry have a smile! :D I'm loving your blog and I'm so excited to be your newest follower..I love new friends at FrouFrouDecor! I'd also like to invite you to my link party/giveaway..every Friday! Hope to see you there!
    XO's
    ~Terrell @ FrouFrouDecor~

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  9. Oh, this is just wonderful!
    I want one!
    Thank you for sharing!
    Leticia

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  10. Now isn't that a much happier hamper? Too cute!

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  11. That is absolutely adorable!!! :)

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  12. Great job!!! I'm your newest follower.

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  13. What a difference! It looks really sweet now. Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday:)

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  14. What a great spruce up! The hamper turned out really cute!

    Thanks for linking up at www.simplydesigning.blogspot.com

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  15. I LOVE the transformation! It turned out darling! Thanks for linking up to Hoo's got talent!

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  16. I love when utilitarian objects are made beautiful. Does it help make laundry better? Thanks for sharing.

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  17. I am just stopping by to tell you that I featured this on Hoo's got talent!

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  18. So cute! You definitely feminized it : )

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