I know it has been quite a while since my last post. This blog has become more than just quilting, but will include any of my projects that I want to document.
I will be posting about making my Quick and Simple Quilt, in twin and full sizes. We have a guest bedroom now with two sets of bunk beds so we can host many sleepovers with children and grandchildren. We have a twin/full bunk bed and a twin/twin. I haven’t begun that project yet, but we will end up with 4 coordinating quilts for extra winter warmth.
This project is all about bathroom storage. We have been unable to find a wall cabinet of the dimension we wanted, so I’m making do. We were given a shelf unit that fits around the toilet. I had found mismatched baskets and filled them with bathroom essentials, but it looks too scattered.
Please pardon the beginning of redecorating. I decided to keep the shelf, use baskets, and make them coordinate. The black basket with the white/black fabric liner is my starting point. Of course, this meant going to the thrift stores to find similar baskets. I found these:
I wanted them to fit in particular places on the shelves, and be of a very sturdy weave.
Next, I found some black and white fabrics that I thought would look great. We’ll end up with grey walls and some small black cabinets near the mirror. I had some matte black spray paint and got busy on painting the baskets. I did not document every step and I may include a liner tutorial on a future basket. The thing is, the first one always has mistakes and problems.
So, today I sewed the first basket liner. I had bought 1/2 yard of a few fabrics, and found that it wasn’t enough for the largest basket. So – white bottom fabric, where I will be the only one to see it. First I sewed the sides onto the square bottom.
I do like how it turned out. It will hold the cleaners and extra shampoo bottles, things like that.
I have the basket with the hinged lid partially painted, and I’m waiting for nicer weather before I attempt to finish the painting. The two baskets on the right side are options to keep, but I’d prefer to find taller baskets.