Dimensions: Length 34.5 inches, Height 14 inches, Depth 11 inches, Weight 14 pounds. Perfect in an entryway, mudroom, bedroom, bathroom, playroom, or kitchen. Great for storing gloves, hats, or almost anything, and for hanging clothing, umbrellas, towels, and so on. $100.
I found the storage bin, with a black laminate and pressed-wood top, near an apartment building trash bin in my Glover Park neighborhood of D.C. It was begging to be upcycled. First, I removed the top. Dipping into my store of wooden pallets (which I harvest in the wild from their natural habitat, discarded in dumpsters and behind businesses), I chose several pieces to feature various types of wood for variety and contrast in tone and texture. I designed the length to be able to include nail holes on both sides of the back, to add even more character; holes are also featured on the new top. I sanded them until smooth and finished them with three coats of Minwax water-based clear satin Polycrylic. I cut a backing piece from 1/8-inch thick underlayment and assembled the piece with nails screws, and glue. I added new hooks, with an oil-rubbed bronze finish to match the tone of the basket, to accommodate hanging items. The whole design came to me very soon after I carried the basket home to my house.
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