A while back, I picked up a basket at Ross for a few dollars. I loved the shape, but wasn’t too crazy with the floral paper that it was covered in.
I probably would have felt a bit different about it if the paper wouldn’t have been peeling off the metal.
It sat in the laundry room for a good while… I never knew exactly what I wanted to do with it.
But then, I found my love for driftwood and I instantly knew the basket would look fabulous covered with it.
I’m basically obsessed with it…
This was the easiest makeover ever. Just like the swing arm lamp.
Here’s what the basket looked like before. It’s hard to tell from the picture, but the floral paper was peeling off in several different areas. My first though (before driftwood) was to paint it and add a cool decal. Then I realized just how much fun it would be to peel off all that paper. Not!
Driftwood was the way to go!
This was seriously easy. After laying down a towel, I just started hot gluing the driftwood onto the basket. Anywhere that the paper was lifting up, I just pulled it off and glued the driftwood straight to the metal.
Easy! It’s a lot like putting together a puzzle… but the secret is the hot glue. The hotter it is, the better! Just be careful!
This time around, I used driftwood that I found laying around the outskirts of a river. It’s a tad more bark-ish, which I love!
For the curved top, I used smaller curved pieces of driftwood and fit them up against the rope edging as best as possible. There are a few small gaps, but I’m not worried about them.
Once I was done adding the driftwood, I used my vacuum hose and gently went over the basket to remove any dirt and hot glue strings. That always makes a big difference!
I’m tellin’ ya… this basket is a beauty! The texture gets me every time!
I left the original handles. They work great to transport it and I love the contrast between the rope detailing and driftwood.
It’s staying in the laundry room. I’m completely cuckoo for coco puffs about it in there. It brings such a warm contrast to our white cabinets, built in laundry surround and white appliances.
Wood + White= Happy Me!
It’s a keeper!
Even though I probably wont use it to transport things from room to room, it will be used to stash unsightly laundry items.
It’s pretty & functional! Can you hear the chorus singing?
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