Hi friends! Welcome to day 15 of my March Madness, 31 Thrifty Makeovers in 31 days series! We are just about at the halfway mark and I still have a bunch of thrifty makeovers coming your way.
Today I am sharing how I upcycled this little basket:
I found it at the thrift store for $1.25. It was probably donated because one of the handles was coming unraveled. I came up with an easy fix, but first it got a new paint job. (You know I can’t ever leave well enough alone.)
Adding jute twine(50¢ yard sale find) to the handles covered the unraveling pieces.
I spray painted with Rustoleum primer first, then two coats of Blossom White.
It felt like it needed something else so I hot-glued jute twine around the center:
I continued to wrap until I had it where I wanted it.
Then I wrapped it around the handles…
I cut out this little rectangle chalk board and drilled a couple of holes in it to run jute through to attach it to the basket.
I put it in my guest bathroom to hold extra TP!
Good thing I labeled it so my guests can find a spare roll ha ha ha. This is something my husband would definitely not understand.
Sometimes we just want to make things cuter, right?
Honestly though, you could sit this on a counter with guest towels in it or by the front door to hold house shoes. There are a million ways you could use this little basket.
I actually passed this basket up the first time I saw it. I immediately loved the shape of it with it’s square bottom, but the unraveling handle made me keep on walking. When I saw it still there on another trip, it was half price, so I brought it home. 🙂
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