Restore a Thrift Store Basket

As a thrifter, I'm always on the lookout for a good basket. I was fortunate enough to run across this one at the Goodwill for pocket change, and I literally couldn't get it to the register fast enough!

For this project I decided to get out the jigsaw. . . 

and it worked like a charm

Newly renovated, the basket now sits on our dining room table . . . and houses a few wine corks. :)

Happy hunting, everyone!

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  1. that is gorgeous! so fun and love the fillers. :) i have about nine vases/baskets filled with corks. ha.

  2. that is a great idea! and i think we would get along well....i like to thrift and drink wine. :)

  3. Love this idea:) Cut off the handle...why didn't I think of that! Thanks for sharing. Stay Fashionable! Love,Candy

  4. I love how you said "a few" wine corks! haha
    Love the idea, too!

  5. Very nice! I have "a few" wine corks sitting around, myself. ;)

  6. Lovely! Always like to see what others are doing with their wine corks!


  7. Great idea, Holly! I've got quite the collection of wine corks myself (and umpteen glass hurricanes scattered round my house that hold them all!). Goodwill is the best for cool baskets -- kudos!

  8. I love this! I'm always looking at baskets at thrift stores. I love all of your lively color!

  9. Great find. Love that you cut the handle off to!

  10. Dropping by with a question and a comment...
    1. Do you have a plan for all those corks? (I guess we always just throw ours out. Never thought to save them...) Curious minds want to know :-)
    2. Just wanted to tell you that I, too, love all the color! Serene is over-rated! :-)

  11. RIta...I don't yet have a plan for them...but I like to have them handy in case one comes along! Thanks so much!!

  12. I LOVE this idea. Now I have a sudden urge to run to the thrift store in search of my very own beautiful basket:)

    1. I know this post is about the basket and it looks great, but I just had to comment that your candles and coordinating candlesticks are FANTASTIC! I absolutely love them

  13. Oh wow, I was just admiring it last night! What a difference it made to cut off the handles!!


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