Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Thinking Outside the Bag


Ok, so what do you do when you spy an interesting leather bag,


which is totally awesome,
 

complete with the requisite patina,


that takes years to acquire,


but unfortunately is missing part of the strap?
 

Well my friends, you just need to think outside the bag!
 

No sooner than I paid the $8 price tag that it dawned on me that it would make a fabulous waste basket in my son's room.


Of course it goes without saying that it could  hold or store any number of things but I really love the idea of re-purposing it into a unique waste basket the best!


 It's the right size and shape,


 and can hold a good amount.


And the best part is the broken strap can still attach to the opposite side where it becomes a handle when it is time to empty the trash!




 

6 comments:

Patti's Artful Design said...

Love well-worn leather..... The look...the feel...haha even the smell:). Makes me want to go thrift shopping today:)!

cindy hattersley design said...

So clever! I owned a bag just like thst many years ago!

Karena Albert said...

A beauty Terri, I love the aged leather patina!

xoxo
Karena
Kansas City Culture

Ana Maria said...

Love your ideas.... and as I've told you before... you validate MY ideas! That's the kind of thing I do and my friends look at me as if I had three heads!

Keep on being creative!

Your friend in Miami,
Ana Maria

La Dolfina said...

Hi Ana Maria!
So nice to hear from you my friend!
Happy New Year!!!
XO

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Your wonderful creativity at work again! A very handsome and stylish wastebasket!!!