While at HomeGoods, I found this adorable vintage-looking laundry basket on wheels.
No, it does not sit in the living room. I just didn't want to have an uninspiring photo of the laundry room. Our laundry room has horrible lighting (fluorescent bulbs). Also, it is very narrow and is not conducive to picture-taking. I wheeled it into the living room for the photo shoot and then put it back where it belongs.
I really do like using rustic-looking pieces throughout the house. While our rental is very modern, I think the vintage-rustic-looking pieces tone down the modern look. And this laundry basket is not only vintage looking, but functional, another one of those "two-fers"!
I found the large "All You Need Is Love and The Beach" pillow at HomeGoods also. The striped pillow is a flea market find.
The pillows actually go on the sofa. Photos of the laundry basket seemed to look better with something actually IN the basket. I didn't want you to see all the dirty laundry ('cuz that is TMI) so I grabbed pillows off the sofa. You all know what I mean -- styling photos! :-)
I seem to go in cycles. One week at Hobby Lobby, one week at HomeGoods, one week at Michaels. I don't always make purchases, but I do like looking around for ideas and different ways to repurpose things I already have. When I'm window shopping, I get lots of exercise and it gets me away from the computer...for hours. See, another "two-fer".
While I'm posting a few photos, I thought I would share the look of the twig basket on the front door.
I had to opt for faux flowers in this basket.
I do not have a covered porch so whatever I hang on the door takes a beating from the weather. When you are standing across the street, standing on one leg, with one eye shut, they look real!