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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Shabby Chic Blanket Storage Basket



I found this lidded house basket at a yard sale several months ago and it's been waiting patiently in the garage for me to give it a makeover.    I knew when I bought it that it would be perfect for blanket storage.   Now as fall approaches and the nights are getting cooler,   it's time for the makeover.


My blanket storage basket found a home at the end of the family room sofa......


My $3 yard sale basket was a plain Jane when I bought her........but with the addition of paint,  trims,  and landscaping .   she is eye candy now!


Just flip the lid and and there are plenty of lap blankets to take the evening chill off.


I covered the roof with one of the sheer drapery panels that I took down when the hallway got a makeover.


Glittery trims,  a crocheted front porch,  flower wreath for the door,  rose shrubbery under the windows,  and a bench were added to the front of my blanket basket.......


To complete the cottage look I was going for,    I  tied  ribbon to the handles......parked a bicycle on the porch  and added a rose topiary  
  As much as I love summer,   I guess that I will start adding some fall touches to the house next week......be back soon!




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19 comments:

  1. Now that's a wonderful makeover!! I love how you dressed up your blanket house! Just beautiful!!

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  2. I've never seen one like that...what a find!!! Such a pretty makeover!!

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  3. Penny,
    LOVE it!! What a great transformation!! And a perfect accent to your Pink Lady from the previous post!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  4. I love your entire home! Because of you, I found a Victorian hose wall plaque at a thrift store. I mentioned yours in my blog post.

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  5. I adore this, especially the "rug" at the front door. Functionality always catches my attention, as in your use for throw storage.

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  6. How wonderful. Beautiful to look at and an unusual use for it. Very creative, of course.

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  7. This looks so fun and I love how it looks like a doll house but it's really made for storage! Awesome!
    Pinned & Tweeted!
    Thanks for sharing at the Merry Monday link party!
    We hope you can join us next week!
    Kate | TheOrganizedDream.com

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  8. Oh, Penny, it's adorable! What a sweet job you made of it and it does look like a doll house. So glad you've shared it with us.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  9. Hi Penny. Gorgeous as always. I wish I had your knack for finding treasures. It looks just like a doll house. My little ones would love love love this.

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  10. This is such a neat idea! :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  11. Lovely!!!!!!
    Meeting you has been a pleasure

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  12. I love decorative things like this that double as storage! Thanks for joining us at #FridayFrivolity this week!

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  13. Penny you find the most charming treasures. You gave it the perfect makeover and it is perfect to store blankets fashionably. Thank you so much for sharing at Snickerdoodle.

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  14. This is such a great idea to use this for basket storage. I really love how you updated it as well with the white paint and all the special details.

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  15. Dear Penny,
    Your post is being featured this week at No Place Like Home. Thank you for sharing with us and enjoy your day.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  16. What an adorable basket for blankets! I love your makeover, it is so pretty! I'd like to feature this tomorrow at Tuesdays with a Twist! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  17. So cute! I would not have thought to make it into a blanket basket, just lovely! Hugs

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