In my house bathroom waste baskets have always been utilitarian, unseen work horses tucked inside a cupboard under the sink. This doesn’t work in my new powder room, however, as the small corner sink cabinet has a full center shelf – which is lovely for storage but lousy for holding a full size waste basket. So I started looking for a waste basket I could live with on display – and I was incredibly surprised at the selection!
Decorative Waste Baskets
Little did I know that no matter what your style, color, theme or desired material there is a waste basket just waiting to be discovered! Who knew there were so many? And such variety? And in such a broad price range? I haven’t made my final selection yet but here are a few that caught my eye while shopping. Maybe you’ll find something to inspire you to change out your plain utilitarian basket for something a bit more decorative too.
Waste Not Want Not
Looking at the variety of styles, colors and materials available in waste baskets started me thinking about things I already have that might serve as a waste basket: a large woven basket, a ceramic pot (a solution I’m leaning toward), a big tin to which I could decoupage fabric or glue sheet cork, an unfinished wooden cube that could be stained or painted.
There are lots of options to fill the simple need for a waste basket. What’s your solution?
Winners Announced Tomorrow
Terrie and I had so much fun reading the comments you left on yesterday’s Anniversary Post. Thank you all for sharing your thoughts about Your Decorating Hotline, how you found us, what you like best about the blog and all your other kind comments. It takes a lot of time to build the content for this site and it’s so gratifying when we push the “publish” button and low and behold we get a comment back from someone out in cyberspace who is reading us! It’s a bit of a magical moment for us every time we receive a comment. Thank you – and let’s keep up the dialogue!
The winners of Your Decorating Hotline’s Anniversary Celebration prizes will be announced in tomorrow’s post. If you left a comment yesterday on our One Year Anniversary post, you are eligible to win. Be sure to log in tomorrow to see if you can claim one the great prizes: A photographic print from ETSY store AutumnLetters valued to $40; one of ETSY store WordGarden’s handmade pillows valued to $30. (Plus they’ll pay the shipping!); and finally www.WUSLU.com is providing a $50 credit to be used on her site - your choice. It’s our anniversary but you get the gifts!