Amazing Clothes Hamper Redo
This Clothes Hamper Redo shows that there’s not much you can’t make look new again if you try! I’ve had this set of clothes hampers for about 8 years and I love them. I got them on Amazon and paid about $18 each back then. At this point in time they were still very functional but a bit wore out so when I did my Budget Bedroom Makeover. I knew I’d need to replace them with something nicer that matched.
I headed to Amazon again but the only type I could find that were this size and black were these. At $27 bucks a pop (and I needed four of them) it seemed like a poor choice for a “budget” makeover. That’s when I began to wonder if I could give the ones I have a face lift. I got with Roy and he said he could put a small wood brace on the inside to make them sturdier. After he did that I decided to test one and see if it would hold paint well and it did! Below are the simple steps I used for my clothes hamper redo. Grab our free files below if you’d like to use the same lettering. We have it as a PDF and in Silhouette version!
I had everything but the paint.
- Quart of black paint $8.50
- 12 thin wood strips for each one
- two sets nuts and bolts for each one
- White rope
TOTAL COST: $8.50
Download the same text shown. There is a pdf version and a silhouette file version.
I chose a gloss paint. It took three coats.
I was wondering what I would use for new handles when I saw a bunch of leftover rope we had purchased a week before to use for something else. It was perfect! I braided it and had new handles in no time.
I tend to label my containers in some way, as you can see from my photo from 2008. For these I decided to use my Silhouette cutter. I wanted the labels silver and I didn’t have silver paper. So I took a sheet of white cardstock and lightly spray painted it silver. Then I cut out my text using my machine and used spray glue to attach it.
I found this old photo of my hampers from 2008.