I wanted a really cute and unique hamper for Yishai's nursery, but I didn't want to pay the hefty price tag for an item that holds dirty clothes. After scouring websites and lusting after this hamper (soo adorable!), I stumbled across this one at HomeGoods and I knew that it would be the perfect candidate for a DIY project.
Before: (ugly) Green hamper from HomeGoods
Scotch Blue painter's tape
Valspar Primer (Interior) - White
Valspar White Satin Finish (Interior/Exterior)
1 yard of White upholstery fabric (purchased at Joanne's)
Scissors/Plastic Tablecloth/Staple Gun/ruler/pencil
I taped off the top of the hamper and primed it with several coats of Valspar Primer in white.
Once the primer was dry (after an hour), I sprayed several coats of the Valspar Satin Finish white paint. I let that dry completely for 3 hours.
Using white upholstery fabric, I recovered the top so that the previous pattern would not show through.
I purchased coordinating fabric from Carousel Designs (this same pattern is in Yishai's crib bumper) and stapled it right over the white fabric.
I trimmed both fabrics so that the top would lay nicely.
I love how it turned out and now I have exactly what I wanted without breaking the bank :)