I love baskets and have collected them for years. Not only are they beautiful they are functional in keeping your house organized so I am always on the lookout for nice ones at the thrift store.
Today I found a somewhat pathetic specimen at the thrift store for two dollars. She is 16x12x9 inches, a nice size and she is wider at the top by two inches. She has a blue liner but is missing one of her handles. I have an idea how to make this ugly duckling into a beautiful swan.
Here is the pitiful thing, but just you wait.
After taking the liner out to wash I removed the remaining handle with scissors. I have done this type of surgery before. She looks better already.
Next I gave her some nice rope handles.
To make the handles I threaded rope through the willow and tied a knot on each end of the rope.
With a number added Pottery Barn style she is all finished. Big difference, don’t you think?
She is both beautiful and functional. She is already doing her organizational duty by keeping an afghan and throw pillow tidy. The large handmade afghan is a recent thrift store find. It was 50% off day and I paid a measly $1.75 for it.
I’m glad you stopped by today to see how I turned and ugly ducking into a beautiful swan, basket that is. Be be sure to come back soon and if you don’t already subscribe to my blog be sure to sign up by e-mail, so you will never miss a post. I would love for you to follow me on Pinterest here and if you e-mail me your Pinterest URL, I would love to follow you. Thanks for visiting!
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