Refashioned Laundry Hamper

It started out life like this...

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

So I started out by taking off the fabric and staining the wooden frame with a vinegar and steel wool solution.

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

(wear rubber gloves... it also antiques your hands....)

It's looking better already! 

The antiqued color change is amazing!

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

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

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

So much better!

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. .


  1. So Cute!! Love It!!

  2. The curbside stuff you find is amazing!! I want to start walking with you. This is a wonderful transformation, it looks fabulous!

  3. Love the transformation! The darker wood method is cool, I definitely want to try it out. Great projects!

  4. I'm not sure I would have had an inventive vision at all for that little trash find. There you go making a gem out of junk. Love the antiquing wood idea. It turned out so cute.

  5. Found you through the new linky followers blog hop. I'm so happy to be your newest follower, it would be great if you follow me back. :)

  6. That looks great, Susan! I actually have a hamper like this in our bedroom, but it is a natural canvas material. I think I'm going to paint the wood and do a stencil or iron-on on the canvas! I don't know why I never thought to dress it up.

  7. love it! the wood is so much prettier

  8. Beautiful love it I need to make a mixture of that ZI love the color it turns out

  9. Great makeover! I love the no. 12 - it really gives it personality! Of course now I'm kicking myself because do you know how many of these we see by the curb in our neighborhood?!


  10. Wow! I'm blown away! That looks like an expensive french antique. You have a great eye for being able to transform that into something so different. I never knew you could do that with the wood either. Love it!

  11. Huh.... never heard of such a potion before. Makes it look, well.... antique!


  12. I love it. It looks fabulous.

    Cheri from Its So Very Cheri

  13. Wow - that looks wonderful! LOVE it!

    Angie @ Knick of Time


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