Plastic Hamper Makeover: From Cheap to Chic

published Apr 15, 2011
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We know there are plenty of good-looking hampers available for sale, but some of them have not so good-looking price tags. And, come on, it’s going to have my son’s dirty socks in it. Couldn’t I just figure out a way to jazz up his old plastic hamper?

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

Sure! I love a challenge, and this is what I came up with. Silver spray paint (with a coat of plastic primer first) and a simple orange drawstring bag. I already had the silver paint and the orange fabric on hand, so I was only out 4 bucks for the plastic primer. I think it looks much better now, but to be fair, I don’t think it could’ve looked much worse. And his dirty socks look fabulous inside!