Thursday, June 4, 2009

Pottery Barn Hack {?}

I've heard of Ikea hack, but I have a sort of Pottery Barn Hack.  A Pottery Barn Kids Hack to be exact.  I bought these baskets a while back that fit perfectly under this old school bench in our entryway.  In the winter I used it to store the kids mittens, hats and scarves.  It has worked very well.  Now I'm putting sun hats and sun glasses in preparation for summer. {Which we are still waiting for}.

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I had always wanted to label these with the kids names and had in mind little chalkboards.  At the time, I couldn't find any at Hobby Lobby or JoAnns, though I did recently see some at JoAnns.  I saw some sold on Etsy made of the chalkboard fabric, but they were a bit expensive and I couldn't bring myself to buy something for that much that I could make.  But I also didn't want to buy all the fabric and make them.  Like the logic?  So then I found these little chalkboard basket label tags at PBK.  They came with either pink or light green gingham ribbon.  Neither work in the main part of our house.

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So I knew I would change out the ribbon, but to what, I did not yet know.  Then last week I got the redletterwords artwork that I ordered and it was wrapped with some thick twine.  I eventually threw it away.  Later it came to mind as the perfect replacement for the ribbon.  So I actually went through the trash to find it.  I then washed it, just to be safe and let it dry overnight {it didn't really look gross or anything}.

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I rethreaded the tags with the twine and secured each one to a basket. 

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I'm very happy with the way they turned out, I think the twine was the Perfect material for this.  Makes me wonder what else one could do with twine for decorating.  And actually now I have an idea of how to use it to tie up some of my new store items.

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I've been sewing like mad to finish up my goal list of things to get sewn before the Farmer's Market and they market is still a week and a half away!  Should give me time to figure out my table setup.  Plus I have to work on the wedding projects.

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4 ripples:

sue said...

Enjoyed your blog very much

Margaret said...

The twine looks great. I didn't know they made chalkboard fabric. I am going to have to check into that.

Anonymous said...

What a transformation! Great job!

sue said...

Wow! The give away looks so great!

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