Friday, October 10, 2008

An Opinion Please

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. No seriously, as it is snowing out today! October 10th and it is snowing. I have experienced snow every month of the year in Montana, so I shouldn't be surprised, but seriously, snow!

Had to get that out of my system Ü. I need your opinions. I picked up this vintage wicker hamper. I need to glue the bottom trim on. To paint or not to paint, that is the question. I thought of painting it pink, sanding and aging. Does it lose its character and "vintageness" if I paint it? What about the lid that someone stenciled? Thanks in advance for your opinions.

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Here is middle son running the football-I hadn't shown him yet, didn't want him to feel left out. happy Friday!

11 comments:

  1. I would paint it, but then I paint everything. I realized I was painting too much when my son brought me a toy car and asked me to paint it white...I've since surrendered my paint brush.

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  2. I think it would be adorable painted a pale pink and then cover the lid with a lovely vintage fabric. Sweet!

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  3. I have a lovely vintage hamper that (believe it or not) I have not painted yet. However, I may turn it into a cooler... and paint it black. right now that season is over... unless you want to count tailgating season! So no paint for now... LOL

    I guess that doesn't really help! ;)

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  4. I would paint it. I paint just about everything too. Maybe a pretty soft pink or a soft robin egg's blue. Maybe a pretty floral fabric that matches on the top. That would be very vintage looking.

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  5. I agree, a pale pink or pale grey blue color would be very popular! Even a creamy buttery pale yellow! I'd either cover the lid with fabric or decoupage with vintage laundry ads!!

    Blessings,
    Stacey

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  6. wow, snow already!! holy cow! I do love Montana though....my husband proposed on a canoe in Glacier National Park:) I think pink would be really cute and maybe you could cover the lid with a pretty shabby chic floral fabric?

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  7. I love it either way!! just found you through "the blessed nest" very cool blog!!
    SNOW???? Where are you? Can't be that cold already!

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  8. My opinion is to glue the braid and leave it as it is with the shabby paint and stencil top.

    Ciao

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  9. You have snow already!! It's still in the 80's here in Georgia! I think I'd paint it.

    Manuela

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  10. No paint...I would paint the top though, or cover in a vintage fabric. Very cute. Try to leave it as is with a lid makeover and go from there. :)

    Hollie

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  11. I had a vintage hamper that I repaired, spray painted white and covered the top with a piece of padding and vintage barkcloth. I then sold it on eBay. I should have kept it for myself!

    Debbie in Florida

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Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate your kind words!

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