Refashioned Laundry Hamper

I decided I needed to update a laundry basket I recently found on the side of the road. 

folding laundry hamper with grain stripes

It started out looking like this...

before pic of baby laundry hamper

I thought at worst I could use the wooden frame for something.

So I took off the fabric and stained the wooden frame with a vinegar and steel wool solution.

vinegar and glass jar

You can see it working the minute it touches the raw wood.

wooden leg of hamper

It's looking better already! 

The antiqued color change is amazing!

wooden hamper legs

Much to my delight the fabric under the baby design was this beautifully textured, off-white fabric.

waffle weave fabric

The possibilities at this point were endless but I had a piece leftover from another project, so I'm going with that.

I stamped on the #12 and attached it to the bag.

grain sack striped hamper

So much better!

folding laundry hamper

The antiqued wood and the textured bag...

Couldn't be a better freebie!

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .