Recycled Basket Stool

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I’ve been doing some recycling today.  I’m not much a garbage recycler (I need to change that.), but when it comes to furniture and home accessories I’m all over it.

Isn’t that the way it is with life.  Some times we need to “recycle” ourselves and take some quiet time to make small shifts in ourselves.  We are all beautiful the way we are, but we get stuck in ruts or are making some “not so good” decisions that need to be changed.  Constant improvement and growing is my mantra!  Many times I take a step forward, but then take 10 steps back.  You know….life stuff gets in the way some times.  My ultimate goal is to better myself each day.  Recycle, reclaim, and recover.

I recently found this old broken stool in a dumpster and this awesome large basket at a yard sale.

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My brain started churning with the possibilities.  Do you have a brain like mine that once it get’s an idea it goes crazy?

Anyway, I had to purchase a round table top from home depot.  I could have cut one out of plywood but this size fit perfectly and is really sturdy.  I painted it gray to match the basket and added the old stool legs to the bottom.

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I then attached the basket to the top using U brackets I found in the Marine section of Home Depot.

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That’s it.  I love it and it will come in handy for all sorts of things.  I haven’t decided yet what I’m going to do with it first.

Maybe a planter, inside or out.

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Maybe a magazine and book rack….

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For quilts or blankets?

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I hope this has given you some ideas for an old stool and basket you may have.  I can just imagine an old wooden stool cut down with an old wire egg basket attached to the top.  The ideas are endless.

Tell me….what would you do?

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There are so many things I could say but I will just start with the basics. Mother to 4. Grandmother to 10 (Yes, 10. All under the age of 8. I am a former Army wife. We spent 15 years traveling around the world. It was such a thrill to have seen so many places and meeting lifetime friends. I spent many years working in the craft industry and love getting together with friends and creating. I have had a lifelong love of thrift shops, antiques, and yard sales.

Comments

  1. Love it as the little blanket holder, but it would be fabulous outside with one of those grass lined (found in planter section) planters. You could plant directly in it. =) Coming over from the linkup at TT&J.

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