I so enjoy the satisfaction I get from taking something on it's last leg and giving it a new life. That is my favorite way to satisfy my need to be creative.
I have been searching Goodwill for a couple weeks for a large lidded basket. I wanted one as a way to "hide" supplies for my disabled son Gage. I am always looking for ways to make the house look as pretty as possible, yet still be functional for our family.
I was so pleased when I found this one.
It is nice and big and though it had some broken spots and had seen better days I thought it was still in good enough shape to give it new life.
A little paint, fabric, a glass knob, and lace and it is beautiful once again!
Well, in my opinion maybe prettier than it has been before.
I used some of the same Rachel Ashwell curtain that I used when making my Ikea inspired lampshade to make a ruffle around the basket. Along with another canvas type material.
Peeking out from under the ruffle is a vintage lace given to me by one of my Mother's friends.
It looks so pretty with the different shades of white and coordinates beautifully with the lampshade.
One of these days I want to put a French graphic or something on the top.
Everytime I finish a project I feel like the house is a little more pretty and a little more happy.
We are having rain storms and Gage, Janae and I all have bad colds. But you know I love the rain--the harder it falls the better I like it. That is why Oregon is green. I am cozy in my house with my family. I wish we weren't sick--but this too shall pass. :) I will enjoy the rain while it is here.
I hope everyone has a wonderful day!
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