🐣 Happy Hamper 🎨
I have my laundry basket for 14 years now. I wanted a new one, but couldn't find one that I liked or they were wayyyyy too expensive. So I decided to revamp my basket. If it turned out OK. Happy days, if not I'd continue to look.
I got regular house paint, two pillow cases, elastic, trim, and little decorative bits I have here, because I can't stop building a little treasure trove of bits and bobs that I think I'll use that for that idea, then I forget the inspiring idea I had to start off with so I now have lots of little bits.
This piece drives me nuts , every time I'm putting washing in the cotton liner falls in too. I tried putting a stitch in each corner. It worked for a while, but then it came apart. Back to drive me nuts again.
I used white paint I had bought to paint my ceiling. It went on lovely so now I'm in love with it, best ceiling paint EVER. No empty promises of great coverage, it does exactly as it should. It covers fantastically.
I cut up the old liner to make a pattern for cutting the new liner out of pillow cases,
It was beginning to look fresher. While the paint dried I got my sewing machine set up and opened the seams on the pillow cases to make the new liner.
It's always a good idea to measure twice then cut once. It saves you from doing the jump up an down dance. Arghhhh!!!
I sewed an measured and made sure I had enough overlap to add elastic through to hem seam.
I ran elastic through a hem seam to prevent the liner from falling in to the bag along with laundry. This for me made me happy.
I add trim to make it look prettier. I then sewed a fancy little stitch to enhance it.
I've had this little blackboard a few years, so I wrote a note to myself...
Now my freshly painted, fresh lined, clean laundry basket.
I hope I'll get 14 more years out of it.
Now it's back to where it should be, standing proud in my utility room.
Bring on the washing. .....
- Basket, pillow cases, paint (At home)
- Trim, black board, tiny pegs. (At home)