Apr 30, 2012

Garage Sale Basket

Just a quick post today. I worked on A project today for my craft show later this year. Just one. Don't wanna burn myself out ya know. ;)

If you read my previous post about my garage sale finds from April 27th, this was one of those finds.

See the wire basket with the doily hanging out of it? It's that basket that I worked on today. When I bought the basket, it was quite bent out of shape, but luckily, I was able to pretty much bend it back into it's original shape. I had already fixed it before I took this photo.

Luckily, I don't have an idea of what to use this for myself. I don't have anywhere to put it to use in my craft room for organization, so it's going to be sold in my craft show. Which is probably better anyway.

I think it's pretty. Kinda shabby chic. I've seen all the darling little tags that people find or make to hang on their baskets and I was going to try to do something like those, but I am basically lazy and was looking for something easier.

I had the little doily for many years and first I took some Plaid Stiffy liquid fabric stiffener to stiffen the doily. It was kind of odd that it looked grungy after it was dry. That's OK, I like it! Then I took a bronze looking metal number, that I've also had for a number of years, left over from my scrapbooking stash and made by Making Memories (I think). Isn't it cool looking? I also have some in vintage silver too. I wish now I would have gotten the vintage brass ones as well. Anyway, finally I just wired the number on to the doily and then wired the doily on to the basket. Done.

Now I just need to think of some other things to use these numbers on. I KNOW I can come up a ton of things. ;)

Have a creative day!

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Debbiedoo's said...

That is so cute Beth. I love that last added touch. Thanks so much for sharing with the newbie party.

Tracy said...

This turned out pretty darn cute.
I would have never thought to put the doily on there, great idea.

Heather said...

Very cute..I'm a sucker for anything that looks like chicken wire. I never seem to find goodies like this at yard sales. Very nice job!

Miss Charming said...

What a great basket! You made it looks so cute. I love the metal number on the front. (Newest follower)

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

So perfect, love the lace and the industrial basket together. Thanks for linking up.

shopannies said...

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Debt Free Mommy said...

So cute!! I just bought a whole bunch of thrift store baskets for my laundry room. Wish one looked as fabulous as that! Could you link this to my Making Space Mondays, too?

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