Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Thrift Store Hamper Makeover

Today I want to share with you the transformation of an ugly thrift store laundry hamper...
 I saw this hamper at Salvation Army. I bought it because it was cheap, narrow, had storage, had detail and it was in excellent condition. I knew I could use it for something else besides a hamper if I needed to, maybe as a table somewhere.

It's made out of some kind of heavy plastic. The inside is clean and has no odor. 
The bottom is vented. It's brown so I know it will distress nicely.
I saw potential.

I painted it with white chalk paint and what a transformation! 
White paint makes details pop!

I decided to paint a gray grain stripe on the top. 

That led to painting the front panels gray also. I kid you not, I rarely have a plan. 
I usually start a project and see what happens.

I added some knobs and my husband cut a notch from the bottom to give it more detail.

A happy little hamper...

So what do you think? Did you see potential before I painted it?
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29 comments:

  1. I love the makeovers your shared lately. I need to stop by the thrift store real soon. Your hamper turned out so nice. I love the stripe you added.

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  2. Wow...this looks amazing! You would never know it was an old hamper!

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  3. I love it, what a fun find. It looks fabulous in gray and white. Great makeover.

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  4. This is so cool, Sherry! I never would have seen the potential yet I would pay good money for it now!! Love it!

    Jane xx

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  5. I saw potential but not that cute! I need to train my eye better :) Such a sweet piece now! Blessings, Cindy

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  6. WOW what a makeover. Yes I saw the potential. It turned out amazing. You did just a nice job on this and I love the grey you added. You are so talented my friend. Great idea to add the knobs. Love it!!
    Thanks for stopping by. Have a great night.
    Hugs

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  7. What a fantastic makeover! It really looks great, Sherry!

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  8. This turned out so ADORABLE!!! Love it!
    Mary Alice

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  9. Sherry, I see potential in ALMOST everything, but you really transformed it! LOVE! Blessings, Cecilia

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  10. Sherry that looks amazing and I love the notch out, it really does add something special to it.

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  11. It is a beauty, Sherry! The grey panels, the knobs and the notch-out really add to it's character. LOVE and pinned!!

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  12. That looks GREAT! I am just like you...I can see potential in just about anything. However, I did NOT see the grainsack stripe on there. Great touch. xo Diana

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  13. I constantly scan Goodwill for amazing items to re-purpose... and often challenge myself by saying I will only pay up to $10 which makes me consider each item a little more wisely before purchasing... the notch at the bottom actually did change the appearance to a more elegant appeal - Clever!!... love the hamper!!!

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  14. Oh gosh! That is quite a transformation. Now you've made me take a good hard look at my hamper...which is some kind of vinyl thing that I' ve had for 23 years and mostly try NOT to look at! LOL! Love the gray...so classic and it really pops out against the white. Awesome girl!

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  15. Szafka wyszła świetnie, rewelacja:)

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  16. Watch out, Sherry...Suzan might want that for her bathroom! Great makeover- it's hard to believe it's the same piece. :)

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  17. I love the contrast of the gray and white! The stripe was a great idea, too! Looks fantastic!!
    I never would have thought to do any of this!
    Debbie

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  18. Sherry,
    It looks so great. What a great re love of this hamper. You go girl love this.
    Kris

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  19. Great job!! I would not have seen the potential in this!
    Susan

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  20. It looks amazing Sherry! And you're sooo right about white. It really does bring out the details. Cutting that notch out at the bottom really takes it up another notch. Love it!

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  21. I always love to see an ugly duckling turn into a swan - great job!

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  22. It turned out fantastic. You have such vision and I LOVE the gray and the addition of the knobs! Was so glad to hear your husband cut out the notch (which btw is genius). At least we all know now that he's around and you didn't buy this hamper to hide the body.....hehe Cheers!

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  23. I need one of these hamper - gotta keep my eyes open -- like the color and how you painted it too - great change for the BETTER - indeed.
    Hey sweet friend -- need some suggestion on a project I will be doing in the near future - check out my post today all about it http://capturedanothermoment.blogspot.com/2014/09/business-find-for-fridays-find.html and email me your ideas. Oh please oh please - wink!
    Hugs

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  24. Don't you love it when you you can find a treasure in a thrift store! Love it and so pretty!! Thank you for visiting me and following ... I to am now following you :)

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  25. I have trouble seeing potential....my hubby is better than I am! But of what a difference to paint it white. It looks so fresh and new now. And finding something narrow for a certain space is always a challenge! You did great...hubby, too! Hugs!

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  26. That hamper (in its before state) reminded me of one that I had growing up in the 70's! I love how you made it look more current.

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  27. LOVE it! I sound like a broken record, but it never ceases to amaze me how much paint can make an old, boring piece look new and fresh again!

    -andi

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  28. what a great piece. I just love your simple creative approach to your pieces and décor.. All of your home is just beautiful and every piece you do is just perfect.. I just got a new computer...so, I am visiting around.. Missed all the great posts.. Blessings!

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  29. You know how cute that is right? TDC.... too darn cute.

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