Sunday, December 30, 2007

Tidying and repurposing

The bottom finally fell out of the basket, but it was too much good texture to throw away.

Now, a backdrop for a bud vase of wild twiggy branches.

8 comments:

TracyMichele said...

Oh my gosh. You are SO good. I love it!

Dawn said...

A friend just sent me a link to your blog because she thought I would like it. She really knows me...I love it. I'll be back often. That was such a good idea with the basket.

Anonymous said...

Meredith,

You've got me repurposing all over the place! By the way, have you ever washed a basket? I did for the first time last night, and plan to repurpose it as a paper goods holder in my pantry - for the time being, anyway. Have to do a little "surgery" on the basket itself first, though. Thanks for all the inspiration you provide!

Susan in San Antonio

Anonymous said...

Only you can find something to do with a basket bottom! Way to go! Lynn Marie

Jen said...

What a creative idea! You always have something up your sleeve.

Jen @ Lords of the Manor

Anonymous said...

The rest of that basket would look great in the flower bed with a plant growing in it.

I have a broken tea cup in one of my flower beds. It is there as a frog home. I also have a broken flower pot as another frog home in a different flower bed. Roxie

Anonymous said...

Speaking of tidying and repurposing, and having read how you like to keep clutter under control... what do you do with Christmas cards (especially those with pictures)? I hate to throw them away, but I can't keep them all either. Any suggestions?

A reader in Georgia

suzof7 said...

That is cool! Now I find myself surreptitiously looking around for baskets that are starting to fray...

Really though, I can't tell you how many times I've rejected a basket at the thrift shop because it was falling apart. Gee.

BTW, for the reader in Georgia, my mom cut out the pretty pictures of her Christmas cards and had them grouped together and laminated into placemats.