Refurbished Laundry Basket |Keeping it Real

Monday, August 7, 2017

Refurbished Laundry Basket

When my husband and I got married in 2004 and moved to our first house together, I bought a cute laundry basket to put in the master bathroom. Years later, after having two kids and moving to a bigger house, I got a bigger laundry basket for the laundry area kitchen, but I also kept the old one. It still lives in our bathroom. 

Refurbished Laundry Basket



The problem was, after so many years, the weaving of the basket lid started coming undone. It looked like this: 

Refurbished Laundry Basket

Refurbished Laundry Basket

I debated several options, but after finding out how much an equivalent basket would cost (hand weaving and all that...) and taking into account that the basket itself was actually in perfect condition, I decided I needed to refurbish the lid. 

First I removed the little wooden handle from the top of the lid: 

Refurbished Laundry Basket

And then I cut a circle of fabric large enough to cover the top of the lid and go around the sides: 

Refurbished Laundry Basket

Then I just needed to sew the fabric in place (I could have used glue, but since the basket lives in our bathroom, I prefer to have something I can easily wash without risking it coming undone). I added some trim from my stash to cover the stitches: 

Refurbished Laundry Basket

And used a bit of lace for the edging: 

Refurbished Laundry Basket

The lace was added as an afterthought but I think it looks nice. I attached the handle back using a piece of the same fabric: 

Refurbished Laundry Basket

Overall, I'm pretty happy with the results and with my "new" laundry basket!

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Happy Monday, 

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22 comments:

  1. Great save for a perfectly good laundry basket. They are pretty pricey these days!

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    1. Thank you! Yes, these baskets are expensive nowadays. I bought this one a long time ago, but I honestly don't remember it costing that much.

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  2. A perfect way to save a perfectly good laundry basket. They're hard to find!

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    1. Yes, especially because of the place I need it to fit in the bathroom, I have a height limitation because it needs to go under the counter but with room to open the lid...Thank you for stopping by!

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  3. What a great update to a still usable item. It looks nice and looks neater than the original version. :)

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  4. Looks great!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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    1. Thank you Jess, for hosting and for stopping by! Shared!

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  5. This looks great. I love upcycled projects. I'll be pinning, thanks!

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  6. That is so adorable! What a great upcycle.

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  7. This is such a lovely idea...Perfect upcyle laundry basket..Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you, for hosting and for stopping by!

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  8. What a great idea! I love it that you thought of a way to save it. Really smart thinkin'! Thanks for sharing this with us at Funtastic Friday!

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    1. I always love to find a way to keep things that are still useful. Thank you for hosting the party!

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  9. I just threw out the top to my wicker hamper because it was coming apart too! This is a great tutorial on saving the top. Thanks for sharing on #TrafficJamWeekend!

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    1. Thank you, for hosting and for stopping by!

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