The “Unique” Metal Basket
I was looking for a bowl, or a basket….something cool to take to a local consignment shop for displaying my brooches and bracelets.
I found this:
It was not cool. It was not attractive. When I got to the register, the gentleman said this:
“We have some really unique baskets here don’t we?”
“Yes, you do,” I replied.
But I don’t think we were using the word “unique” in the same way.
Let me assure you that it is possible to have buyers remorse before you actually buy an item. I just knew this item had the potential of being a great transformation…or an epic fail. So after carrying it around for a few minutes, I decided $2.00 was worth the risk. Now it has been staring at me for a few weeks,wanting to be transformed.
The first step was to remove the metal rings holding on the rope. If I couldn’t do this without damaging the box, I was pretty sure that this transformation would end up in the trash. With a pair of needle nose pliers and a husband, I was able to carefully remove the rings, which were spot welded on.
I painted over the peach with craft paint and added the blue fabric along the top edge. I attached one of my handmade fabric flower on the front (on top of the peach) and glued on the buttons. Lastly, I added the line of paint on the bottom with a small paint brush. And now, I have a cute metal basket to display my brooches and bracelets in!