You have no idea how long I’ve wanted to use the words crafty-mccrafterson in a blog post. Ok, that being said, back in July the kids went to their dad’s for a weekend visit last minute, so I decided to hit some yard sales. Checked a few out in one of the larger neighborhoods close to me, and didn’t find much. I decided to check out a small yard sale in Wentworth, and boy did I score! Well, I scored in my head, I had to make this UGLY, AVOCADO GREEN 1970′s wicker hamper into something Pinterest worthy. For $2 I was willing to try!
First thing I had to do was vacuum the whole thing off, it was coated in dust and had a spider living inside. Then I took the top off by unscrewing the hinges. After I did this, it was time for a girl’s 2nd best friend – spray paint! I picked a pretty expresso brown color from Lowes.
After several coats of paint, I left it outside in the sun to dry. It was time to tackle the ugly vinyl top. I didn’t want to lose the shape of the foam, and the vinyl while ugly, seemed to be structurally sound. I picked out a vintage looking John Deere fabric, to match my bathroom decor. It had images that are reflected in the tin signs I have on the walls. The covering wasn’t too tricky, except for the staple gun is sometimes a bear to use.
It turned out ten times better than I could ever imagine in my head. I was sort of proud of myself too! I feel that it’s very “pin” worthy! Currently it is sitting in my bathroom and since we don’t have a linen closet, it holds towels. I may change it to being MY hamper, and letting the kids each have their own hamper.