Wednesday, May 12, 2010

More basket fun

Recently I purchased some of those baskets you find everywhere- Wal-mart, Walgreen's - with the cheapie fabric liners that have ties in the middle.  I put one under my desk to corral my notebooks:
...several in my laundry area to neaten up supplies...
 ...and a couple on my kitchen counters to help with various supplies and medicine jars, lotion, etc. But, let's face it, the fabric is uninspired and the quality of the fabric liner is...not. So, using the rest of the fabric from IKEA that was a tablecloth to match my apron and a mixer cover, I made new liners for the ones in the kitchen, sans the silly bow ties.
I just cut the old liner to make a "pattern".
Instantly prettier!  Which got me to thinking: maybe I should cover the one under the desk, which holds those darn notebooks and the messy cords....
 Done!  
I found some really pretty fabrics on sale - here's what the ones in the laundry room are wearing:
Its a lot prettier in person with the blues and greens.
I went "shopping" in my own house and found these
blue and white china things to display here, too.
The painted wooden heart bowl I found at Goodwill outlet store - probably around $2.
Sometimes it's good to work on a  small project that helps
you get your creativity back. (:





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5 comments:

Meet Virginia said...

Too cute! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!!

~Morgan

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Susan said...

Love! I recently gave a round gift basket to a friend and did the same thing...so much prettier! I love the one under your desk!

TidyMom said...

Great idea!! Looks super!!

Thanks for sharing and linking up to I'm Lovin' It! Have a GREAT weekend!

The Autocrat: Haley said...

I love square baskets!! Good job!

http://theautocrathaley.blogspot.com

Marie said...

Love the basket liners! You are sooo
creative.

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