Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Found Basket...Now what?

Hello Everyone! 
Found this basket at Goodwill, $1.99. Now that is a bargain anyone would have trouble passing up, right?  Love that it has a blush of pink on the outside.  

The blue and white gingham check lining was filthy. I ripped it out, but kept the pieces to make another pattern. 

Now what? Still waiting on an idea to come to me. 
Yes, it definitely needs to be relined with a more feminine fabric to go with the pink, perhaps even something as simple as muslin would look lovely?  Eventually this basket will find a home on a shelf in the studio and be designated for storing craft items. I'll keep you posted.....meanwhile if you have any ideas, send them my way!  

Hope you are having a wonderful day today! 


Jackie said...

Thanks for visiting my blog :) I'm in Florida too :) great basket, how about some paint, ribbons and flowers?

Suzy said...

Hi Jackie! Thank YOU for stopping by my blog! Maybe we are neighbors and don't know it! Wouldn't that be a hoot? Paint, ribbons and flowers are three of my favorite things! I'll post photos soon, so be sure to check back!

Anne Payne said...

When are you going to unveil the basket?! Have you repurposed it yet? What about spray painting it, too?

Suzy said...

Hey Anne! You know me...the basket is in the works pile. I hope to work on it this weekend. Right now, my plans are to leave the pink/cream color of the original basket, add a lining of some sort with a bit of a frill. Have to wait and see!

Anonymous said...

Hey Suzy!

I have a basket similar to this one, and I used it for files for a long time. It may end up holding files again but right now I am trying to find something new... OHHHHHH!!!! My Pantry... I bet I could put... ummm... Onions or new potatoes in it or... OH! Be right back... I gatta go try this! Thanks!! (This is Amy from the FaFF link up BTW, Don't know why its not showing my WordPress profile. Or its not showing it in the preview... with my luck it will show once I hit publish and I will sound like a ninny!! LOL)

Suzy said...

Hey Amy! That's a terrific idea to use the basket for files. I'm thinking it would make a nice place for patterns.