what would you use these for?

sorie6March 12, 2011

I have 2 old time wooden laundry baskets and would like to use them for something but don't know what.

I don't need them for laundry. TIA for any ideas.

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party_music50

Do you have photos? and dimensions? I'd love to see them!

    Bookmark   March 13, 2011 at 8:41PM
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concretenprimroses

I know what you mean. They were pretty standard at one time but now you can't buy them new anymore except maybe a basket store might have something similar. I use an old basket to store things in the garage that I want to have air circulation. But thats a bit mundane. Like using them for weeding or picking up leaves.
Could one be made into a gnome home?
post pics when you figure it out.
Kathy

    Bookmark   March 13, 2011 at 10:35PM
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colorcrazy

Storing a quilt, knitting, a bit of fancy sewing, or extra pillows (the decorative kind)? Magazines or paperbacks you want to keep handy? Office supplies in the home office? They can hold lots of stuff, especially if you don't try to lift them when they are holding heavy items.

    Bookmark   March 24, 2011 at 10:24PM
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AndrewH

Martha reinforced the bottom of a basket and added casters to make a mobile end table.

Here is a link that might be useful: Martha's basket on wheels

    Bookmark   March 25, 2011 at 3:04AM
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lady_alicia Zone 5/6 PA

I like the larger wooden finials as the feet. Something on wheels means I'll probably kick it by accident and it'll go flying across the room. :) But it is a great idea if you want to move it out of the way when not in use!

I'm curious as to what they look like before I give any more ideas. :) Are they solid, woven sides like Martha's, or are they more like your standard laundry basket with the holes all around to where things inside are visible? Are they pretty sturdy, or are they like that thinner wood? I'm thinking they are more sturdy because they're older. They made things better back then! ;)

Alicia

    Bookmark   March 30, 2011 at 4:32PM
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