Hi, it’s Cami from Tidbits. It’s good to be back!! I am here today to attempt to make one of life’s never-ending tasks, a little more stylish. Because I am sure if my hamper is more attractive, then doing laundry is bound to be more appealing. Right?! :)
First of all, I will take you into our wood shop (aka – messy garage) and with the help of my handy dandy husband, we will show you how easy it is to build the frame for this fold-able hamper. I’ve never personally worked with wood, but he makes it look so easy I think anyone could do it!!!
Then, you can come to my sewing room (aka – messy sewing room) and I’ll show you how to make a reversible bag for the hamper.
A reversible option is great for people like me, who sometimes crave a coastal cottage look.
But also find themselves dreaming of a farmhouse in France.
It’s like a hamper with dual personalities!! Actually, that pretty much sums up the style of our home as well. (See more of our home here). However, the one thing I know for sure . . . . the one thing I could never reverse . . . is my distaste for laundry.
So, if you too are in desperate need to find a way to make laundry more attractive, let us ignore all the clean clothes that need folding, and I’ll show you how to make your own hamper.
First to the wood shop!! (I do hope I make sense. Woodworking is a new world of tutorials for me.) Wood Supplies: You will need to buy 2 sticks of 1 inch x 2 inch x 8 feet of furring strip. My husband found these at Home Depot for about 2 bucks each!! You could even have them cut it to the measurements below while you are there. You’ll need: 4 long pieces measuring 34 inches. 2 short pieces measuring 13 1/2 inches. 2 short pieces measuring 12 inches.
Hardware Supplies: 2, #10 Bolts, 2 inches each (Green Package) 1, #10-24 Lock Nuts (Orange Package, there are two shown below but realized later you only need one package) 8, 1 5/8 Wood Screws. 4, #10 Washers (not pictured)