Thursday, June 9, 2011

Unsightly Laundry Cart

So I love my laundry cart. I had it on my baby registry, and when no one bought it for me, I bought it for myself. It's awesome.

Honey-Can-Do Heavy-Duty Triple Laundry Sorter, Chrome/White
It has four swivel wheels and three hanging bags. I can load it up, separate my whites, darks, and sheets/towels, and push it with one hand into the elevator and down to the laundry room.

One problem -- it looks like an industrial laundry cart, and not a snazzy sophisticated hamper one might find at Pier 1 or Pottery Barn.

Willow Hamper  

(and BTDubbs, why did I only find the above changing table with matching hamper and fabric storage bins NOW? SO CUTE!!!)

Though it's definitely a step up from the one we had, with the removable mesh bags . . . felt a little too much like college.

Anyway, I want to snazz it up a bit, and I'm thinking of covering it with fabric, a la this bookcase from Craftzine:


I think I can wrap the fabric over the top and bottom rails, and secure with buttons or snaps. This way the hooks for the bags and just go on top of the fabric, and it can just be a rectangle piece of fabric (less/no sewing required).

Now just to pick my fabric!!!



MacKenzie said...

I absolutely love this idea! I'm in the beginning stages of "remodeling" my basement/laundry room, and right now I use a combination of the college style hanging mesh bags and laundry baskets. I just might have to snatch and utilize your creativity!