So, I like to think I keep my house relatively clean. Although I'm sure my mom would disagree since every time she comes over to watch the babe and I come home, she's practically cleaned the house. Which is great. But then I realize that maybe my house isn't as clean as it should be :) I do know my big downfall though. Laundry. Ugh. I hate hate hate laundry. Detest it. I'm one of those people who would rather go and buy new clothes than do laundry. Which of course...then creates that much more laundry.
So, in my attempt to maintain this laundry I went to Ikea and bought a nice little hamper...which was dumb, since I already have like 5 hampers, but whose counting :) As mentioned, this was an attempt. Because it never actually made it into my house. It has sat in the garage for over 5 months now :) I told you...I hate laundry. Anything to do with it. And that also means hampers.
I figured it was about time to put it to use. But didn't care to use it for it's actual use. And it the spirit of repurposing something, I decided to turn this into a cute little side table! Not only did this hamper get repurposed, the top is actually a cabinet door I found at ReStore years and years ago.
So, cabinet door meets hamper equals side table :)
Next was lining up the hamper frame onto the underside of the door and securing it using half inch pipe straps I found in the plumbing aisle.
One frame piece is a bit shorter than the other, so to make sure the table sat level, I put some felt between the door and the frame on the shorter side. I was able to do this since I used the half inch pipe straps and the frame itself is only about half that size.
Now to make it a little bit prettier. I just unscrewed the straps that kept the frame from folding down on itself. With the pipe straps secured, the frame itself won't move anymore so there's no need for them anyway. Plus they are ugly :)
And that's it! Super cute upcycled table.
The cost of this was maybe $5. I think I bought the door for about a buck and then the hamper was $4 if I remember correctly.