Sunday, August 9, 2009

Sneak Peek Project #3 Completed - Well Almost!

That ugly, blue little hamper received a beautiful makeover. When I saw the little hamper, I instantly had a shabby vision. My mom, on the other hand, did not. Now, my mom has her eyes on it! Sorry, mom, it's mine - all mine. I've decided that my lovely, little hamper will now store my outdoor linens instead of dirty clothes. It's too good for dirty, stinky socks.

My original shabby vision was just to paint it pink and add some pink pom-pom trim to it. Well, it didn't go as planned, so I had to rethink this project. But maybe it was meant to be because this is way better than I planned. So, my dear friends, this is what it looks like now. Ta da - what do you think?

It was quite fun to do except for the tufting (it was my first time tufting too), but I couldn't quite escape the painting as I was hoping to. Anyhoo, I thought of adding some trim to it afterwards, but I think it would be overly froufrou for a hamper. I think the beautiful fabric alone is enough. The only thing left to do to this hamper now is to add handles on the sides. I haven't decided whether I want gold or cream colored handles, but I'm leaning towards cream.

Well, on to my next project. One down, zillions more to go. I'm going to post my next SP project in the next day or two.

Until then, Toodlepeeps.


Lee Laurie said...

It turned out beautiful! I had seen a cute little hamper at the thrift store a few days ago and after I got back to work I decided that I wanted it. I went by there on Saturday and it was still there and it was half price! I had to have it. Mine is vinyl too. I plan on painting it a light pink. I probably will use it for a clothes hamper in my bathroom. Yours turned out great!

Lee Laurie

Ana said...

GORGEOUS!!! Oh! Lisa it turned out beautifully. What an awesome transformation. I love the floral fabric! You have inspired me to redo and pretty up my hamper :^) Can't wait to see what else you have in store for us. Have a super Monday!

♥Ana~A Petite Cottage

Frugal Fine Living said...

Wow, this is fabulous! I love the fabric. It doesn't even look like the same hamper. Great job!


Bree said...

Oh my god! I didn't see this project.
How beyond beautiful.I need to go to you for advice on decorating.