Monday, March 28, 2011

monday make-do and be thankful


Today I am kicking off a new weekly (or bi-weekly depending on how busy life gets) feature called 
Monday Make-Do and Be Thankful
 I was inspired by Heather and her

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I am hoping this will be a way to acknowledge the things I DO have instead of focusing on what I don't have, and practicing a grateful heart for them.
Also, I am hoping this will challenge me to use all the things and "someday" projects that I have stuffed in closets and on shelves before I spend my money on something else.
So for the first project we have for our inspiration:
 Pottery Barn's French Wire Hamper.
Adorable. Love it.
Beyond my budget for the forseable future.


 The Jolly Goode version.
Pretty Adorable too I think.
Made from things I had on hand = Very-within my budget.

Components:
Old wire locker-room basket painted pink and faded from lots of use since I bought and painted it years ago.
Old cabinet door salvaged from the side of the road.
Suitcase stand painted pink.

Maybe one day I will make a liner for this little impromptu hamper. Maybe a bunch of tea towels I have stuffed in a drawer all stitched together? That could work...maybe that will even be next weeks project!

So that is my Monday Make-Do and Be Thankful project.
Have any projects like this going on at your house?Are you participating in Heather's project too?

5 comments:

  1. Jerusalem! I have one of these vintage hampers that I was going to list on craigslist. I bought it in New Orleans to use in the baby's room but realized it's not going to be too crowded in there as it is. I'm selling it for what I paid for it, $50. Let me know if you are interested!

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  2. Your version is just as adorable as the other...your idea to line it will make it even better!
    Stop over to enter a vintage linen giveaway!

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  3. that wire basket is awesome...I love it...super creative!!!

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  4. Awesome! I used to have an old hamper when I was a kid, not sure where it is now. I'll check my mom's storage for ya. Love this idea!

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  5. i've been dreaming of that basket from pb for what feels like forever too, but i love what you created so, so, so much more! your version is so much happier and has my mind spinning with ideas to create my own. that's my fave part. :) thanks for linking up!

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