Friday, June 25, 2010

The Stinky Stash

-There’s no chore I dread more than laundry.  I don’t like the sorting. I don’t like the switching from washer to dryer.  I don’t like the folding.  And I especially don’t like the putting away!!  But it’s always there, breeding and multiplying.  Now, I try to do anything I can to make it easier on myself (not that it motivates me to do it any more frequent) so I decided Sun Kissed Boy #1’s hamper needed to help me. 

It’s a big trashcan (which is what I feel like doing with all the clothes sometimes, trashing them!) that I got on sale at Homegoods.  I love that it’s bright and colorful and big.  But that also means it gets heavy to take over to the laundry room.  (Any excuse to not do it, really).  But I’m trying, so I put casters on it to simply roll it to the laundry room.

I originally bought the casters to make something like this Pottery Barn coffee table. 
But the 4th caster I bought was the wrong size and it’s still in the back of my car waiting to be returned to Lowes.  That is the reason that I sprayed them in Rubbed Oil Bronze.  Had I known I would be wheeling up a laundry hamper, I would have left them in their original color, silver and shiny.  I think it would have given it more of an industrial look.  But no matter.  I used Gorilla glue and just glued on these big wheels.  I let them dry overnight. 

When I flipped it over, it looked even more like a trash bin.  You know the ones that the city sometimes gives you to take your trash to the curb?  So I painted some fun letters to try to make it look like something.  I used my handy carbon paper because I can't freehand to save my life!  Then I filled in with Silver paint.

The Stinky Stash!!!

Still not crazy about it but at least it rolls.  If I had to do it over, I'd use 4 smaller (much smaller) casters.  What do you think? I

Yanet  IIIII

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ABBYTRU said...

Very good idea!!!!
That make easier you laundry work.

Lola said...

Such a great idea and great example of Rainbow Red!

Happy Rainbow Red day,


PS Mine this time is HERE. Hope you can stop by!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Love it! When my boys were little we lived in Ft. Lauderdale and I can still remember the stench of their sweaty clothes and shoes!


Susan Anderson said...

This is super clever and really fun!


JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love it. It is very whimsical.

The Decorative Dreamer said...

haha! Very creative! So true, the laundry is a never ending chore! Hopefully that bright red hamper will also be a great reminder to the boys of where to put thier stinky stash! LOL!

Anonymous said...

That's such a fun idea. I think I would be most amazed by the boys actually using it. :-)


Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Stopping by from Miss Jenny's party! That is pretty cool! Great idea and fun color!

Pondside said...

Whatever makes the chore bearable works for me. The only time I like laundry is in good weather when I can hang it out - then it becomes a meditative experience - honestly!

Betty said...

Looks like a cute idea. I have trouble reading your blog because the font is small and my eyes aren't the greatest, but the pictures told the story for me.

Jenny said...

Yanet! You are brilliant! I love this idea. Totally, totally love it. You could adapt this is on so many ways.

Did you link this to Holly's 501 Main Tickled Pink? You should!

Thanks for the wonderful, creative homework for Alphabe-Thursday's Summer School!

You rock!


Susan said...

good thinking and great post!

this is a blog HOP, which means you ARE expecting visitors and their comments, why make them jump through hoops by using word verification?