Update: We have now had this Industrial Numbered Storage hamper for over 5 years and it is still working out great for our needs!
As our style has evolved over the years, we have found that we end up with items in our home that we no longer want to use. Take, for example, this laundry hamper deal-i-o. It had been great for laundry, but we have acquired other hampers for dirty clothes. So, this piece was banished to storage. I even thought of donating it, but decided to work some DIY magic. A little time and creativity turned it into amazing Industrial Numbered Storage.
You see, our little guy is growing quickly and we needed something to contain his never ending supply of balls. Basketballs, footballs, soccer balls, you name it. I really liked the look of these industrial baskets with liners from Restoration Hardware. After a little brainstorming, I decided to grab a canvas drop cloth and get to work.
First, I consulted the sewing guru (AKA my step-mom). Just for the record, I’m not great with a sewing machine. She thought it was best to disassemble the original liner and use that as a pattern for the new one. Genius, right?
If you want to get the look without all of the sewing, here is a similar canvas rolling laundry hamper. Then just add the painted number!
I decided it would be quicker if I folded the bottom piece into quarters. I placed it onto a piece of craft paper and traced around the edge to create a template. Then I made sure to leave a little room around the curved edge for seam allowance.
Next, I attached the template to the drop cloth (also folded into quarters) with pins and cut around the curved portion with pinking shears.