Wednesday, March 21, 2012

A Tisket, A Tasket, A Ruffle For A Basket

I love this round basket! I’ve had this for a few years now and shared it when I picked up a few baskets at a yard sale.  When I bought it, it was natural and had a very 80’s country wood plaque on the front of it. 

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At that time, I removed the wood piece and spray painted the basket Heirloom White, and it became a catch-all for a variety of things around my house.

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Now that we have moved, I don’t have a real use for it and it is just taking up space on my craft room floor. I decided to use it in my granddaughter’s room makeover ~ it could hold clean diapers or stuffed animals.

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I found I had a few of these strip sized scraps of a blue linen fabric I bought not too long ago.  So, I ruffled it and hot glued it to the top rim of the basket. 

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I had this pretty blue and cream flat trim and I hot glued that over the sewn edge.

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It works out great because we are using blue as an accent color {the carpet and existing up/down pleated shades are blue}.

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Here I’m showing it with some toys I have at my house for my granddaughter, but she has several stuffed Alice in Wonderland toys that would look great hanging out in this basket.  

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I’m getting closer to the prettifying part of the room.  I just finished painting the second coat on the trim and my plan is to get in there next week and bring all the pieces of the puzzle together!

19 comments:

ESTERA KUREK said...

It's very beautiful. I like your blog, it's really creative. Estera

Red Door Home said...

This would be a great idea for an Easter basket too!

Jane said...

Beautiful! I love the color and the trim is very pretty. Great 2nd repurpose on that basket!!
Jane

Gail said...

How cute Kathy! I can't wait to see her little room. I know that it will be fit for a princess when you're done with it. Hope you have a wonderful day, Gail

designchic said...

I was thinking the same thing as Red Door Home...great idea for an Easter basket!!

Okio B Designs said...

So pretty! I'm totally going to try some lace on some of the baskets I have lying about the house. Love the blue!

J

Sherry said...

What a transformation of a great basket. I should check out our stash and find some things to pretty up for my little granddaughter due in May.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

It's a cutie. Perfect for a little girls room.

Cindy said...

So cute! Perfect for Spring!
XO Cindy

Blondie's Journal said...

What a creative idea for the basket. Sometimes we have things for so long, we stop "seeing" them. And then a light bulb goes off! This is so cute!:)

XO,
Jane

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh Kathy, how clever you are!

I love your redo of that basket, well done!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Kathy, what a cute idea! I love how you repurposed it; and it will have such sentimental value! Love it!

Jodie said...

It's amazing what a little paint and ribbon can do. The basket is adorable. I used to sell Longaberger and have a bunch that I want to spray paint. I've already spray painted one black and thought my husband was going to have a heart attack.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I am such a ruffle lover--and a ruffle adds so much to a basket--thanks for sharing that idea!

Deserae said...

Very cute....love the litte ruffle :o)
~Des

sissie said...

I love the little ruffle and I'm so glad that you were able to keep it and reuse it. Love the idea of using it in your Granddaughter's room.

hugs
Sissie

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

You did it again...another wonderful Kathy Creation!!

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

How cute, Kathy! You just happened to have that wonderful trim? Go you!

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

It's hard to believe this was an older basket! It's gorgeous now! The Kathy touch has made it into a jewel!

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