laundry striped lavender caddy

Tonight, I am thankful for thrift shops.
The cotton mattress cover that I found for $1.99
provided the fabric to make my laundry bags
and enough crisp, white scraps for a thrift shop caddy
that used to look like this.
I hoard hang on to my fabric scraps for little projects such as this.
After a base coat of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Paris Gray, I dry brushed it with Pure White.
Then it was simply a matter of Decoupage and laundry.
I added some cotton stripes over a light weight voile,
cut out some numbers,
trimmed the edges,
and added nickel hooks to each side.
A Jeanne d’Arc Living tag hangs quite nicely from one.
I arranged a few lavender bundles inside

 and gave it a hug.



When I decoupage fabric to something,
I only do a base coat and carefully apply the fabric over it.
If you top coat laundry, you seal it but lose the soft texture.

What are you thankful for tonight?

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  1. I love the caddy, Jami, it looks so Frenchy! The lavender is a nice touch! Great job! :)


  2. Anne says:

    My husband and daughter for putting up with my crazy redecorating of my home.I have been changing things up.But it was a little crazy around her in the process.
    Love that tote.And lavender makes everything wonderful.

  3. Jill Elaine says:

    That caddy is absolutely darling! I would hug it too! I will be keeping my eye out for something similar so I can use this idea for myself. I just may be caught wandering around my house tonight looking for something I already have so I can do it NOW!!
    Where do you get your lavendar? Did you grow and dry it yourself?

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  5. SueAnn says:

    Love the caddy and that is great news about the magazine

  6. Linda says:

    Cute project. Glad they dropped the price. My last issue cost me $27.00us

  7. Very pretty, Jami! I love it and thanks for the tip on using mod podge on fabric. Love the tag. I did not know about the magazine, but am going to check it out now.

  8. Oh, I love, love, love it!!

  9. Kays Kids says:

    You can make anything look amazing.

  10. Oh, I heart your caddy makeover so much!! It is so soft and pretty!

  11. Alexis says:

    I love the caddy! Thrift stores are the best for great finds like that one. I’m thankful for a couch. I spent three weeks sitting on the floor and am super happy to finally have one again :).

  12. what a sweet caddy! turned out beautifully.

  13. Janis says:

    Very nicely done Jami! I love your blog!! I’m glad to know about the tip when “mod podging” fabric. Excited to be a follower!

  14. Very nice job. I love the soft colors.

  15. Karena says:

    Jami a very cool project I love to see ASCP on anything and this turned out darling!

    Please come visit to enter my amazing Cross Bottle Giveaway!

    Art by Karena

  16. It looks awesome Jami!! You always do such an amazing job on your projects! I’ll have to try decopaging fabric, thanks for the tips.
    I hope you have a beautiful night.

  17. Becky says:

    I always see these types of “country” pieces at thrift stores and never know what to do with them. This one looks amazing!

  18. You know that I LOVE everything you do! the conception of laying the fabric ON the decoupage medium for a soft look…brilliant!

  19. One more thing!
    Your profile photo is fabulous!

  20. Jodi says:

    this is just so pretty, I love the colors and those lavender bunches are beautiful!

    have a great weekend

  21. I am thankful for other bloggers that give me inspiration! thanks

  22. Jami,

    This is so cute! I love the texture and the stripes :)

    Thanks for the inspiration.


  23. this is adorable, Jami. Only you would think of adding fabric to a tote. creative genius strikes again!!

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  26. Hi Jami,

    What a great find and fabulous way to use the fabric. Love the carrier now! Too bad they didn’t drop the price of the magazine earlier…already paid full price but it is a nice mag and next issue will get the better price.
    Kindredly, Lynnie

  27. I see these all the time at the thrift and walk away because the seem so common. But you have really made it unique! Love the stripes and the Jeanne d Arc Tag!

  28. So cute, Jami! I never would’ave thought of putting cotton on to a wood piece!! You’re a genius! That tote turned out so unique and adorable! I hear that you’re going to get to meet Amy AND Annie soon! :) You lucky girl!!! Hope you share all of the new tips you learn with us! ♥ Give Amy a hug for me, will you? :)

    xoxo laurie

  29. I bow to your talent! and actually squealed out loud when I saw that you have bundles of lavender, luckyyyyyyy. giggle. xo

  30. emeraldpie says:

    Oh! you make that look so easy!! Hope some of your inspiration rubs off on me.

  31. Your caddy is just precious and I love the lavender touch.


  32. lynn says:

    i just LOVE this, jami!!

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