Thursday, July 5, 2012

Repurposing a Hamper

Hello everyone!

I wanted to show you my new salvaged tarp laundry hamper from Restoration Hardware.    I, of course, am not using it for laundry though.  I bought it because of the wonderful old material and french writing on it.  I ordered it during their 4th of July sale event.


I think it reminds me of an old mail bag or something.  I have it in the family room holding extra pillows (as if I needed more).


So, even though it is marketed as a "laundry hamper", it could be used for so much more. 


But, if I ever do decide to use it as one, it sure will look better than the plastic one I currently use!  Ha!

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Kelly ~




32 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

What a cute idea! I am always looking for a place to hold all my out of season pillows. How did I miss this sale?! :)

XO,
Jane

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

it does reminds me of a mail bag! and I like it in your living room! great fit

Rose H (UK) said...

What a wonderful hamper Kelly, and such a great use!
Rose H

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That's cute. That can be used for so many things.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love it, great idea. Hugs, Marty

Michele Smith said...

Ahh I love it! I actually have an old HUGE french postal bag I want to have pillows made from.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

I love it! It looks perfect in your home.

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Great idea! Looks great and the hamper is so versatlle....

Jane said...

Very cool Kelly....like the way you've used it! Jane

Linda Chapman said...

You always find THE most interesting things!!

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Cute! or laundry!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It's pretty, Kelly! I would never have thought it was a laundry hamper!

Olive Cooper said...

It is in your color palette and RH is filled with objects with French writing. My kiddo goes to college very near the outlet and I pop in a couple of times a year. I like that you used it in a living area.

chateau chic said...

What a great bag! I know you'll have fun using that in your home. Your pillows look wonderful in it.
Mary Alice

Petite Michelle Louise said...

lovely! unique way to "repurpose" it too! love....:)

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Love this Kelly...it's perfect for your pillows and is very you. It can move from room to room and be used for so many different things. Can't wait to see what all you do with it!

NanaDiana said...

Kelly- What a great piece. I thought it was really old when I first looked at it.

Question for you- Where did you get your carpet/rug? That is exactly what I am looking for-one with an edge just like that- xo Diana

Cindy said...

It's adorable! Sometimes simple things like that make you smile!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Very pretty Kelly! That can be used for so many things.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Love it's new use, Kelly.

missy max said...

How cute..what a great idea..love the "bag"...Have a wonderful weekend..

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Kelly...that bag looks great in the room...What a great idea to place beautiful pillows in it rather than stinky socks...too pretty for that!!! LOL!!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Designs By Pinky said...

Love it! I can see it in a kitchen too, or bedroom. So versatile!!!!

Babs said...

How creative you are! Your hamper is just the thing for holding extra pillows.Great find!

Ivy and Elephants said...

What a great idea, and such a cute bag already done! I wish I'd caught that sale! Looks adorable.
Hugs,
Patti

Sandy said...

Yes, it does look like a mail bag! Love it! It fits in nicely with your decor and it's a great way to store those extra pillows. I always love looking at pictures of your home.

Pondside said...

I love the way you're using it - very clever and inventive!

Debbiedoo's said...

I love that Kelly! Very versatile too. Enjoy the weekend and hope you guys are cooling down there.

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Thats a smart looking container for overflow pillows...I stick mine in a basket with the extra sofa throws. I couldn't help but admire the glass door armoire with the white collection...it is so handsome!

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

Aunt Kelly, You have such wonderful projects, ideas, & makeovers on your blog which just makes visiting that much more fun. I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. You can check out all the info on my blog http://frugalaintcheap.blogspot.com/
Congratulations!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Kelly, Love it and it looks great in our room.

Anne said...

Kelly,
Great find!I need to check out that website more often.We don't have a store that is close to us.LOVE the idea of the pillows in it.
((((Hugs))))
Anne