Yes, Sofie has another bed basket.
Unfortunately this large basket got crushed
in the garage.
Not wanting to rush things and throw it out
like a normal person would, I thought about
how to repurpose it.
We needed to replace the front. Before
we cut out the front I added glue to the
end splints to hold them in place.
Used a small saw to cut out the front.
The ends will be covered with the wood.
Larry found a scrap piece of plywood and
cut it to fit and also cut a scoop to create a
easy entry for Sofie. I'm thinking of
stenciling her name on the front, or
This is definitely a rustic/shabby project.
Meaning I didn't want to fuss with it.
I just rubbed the front with mineral oil.
It brought out the wood tones plus it's
non-toxic. I use it to condition the wood on
Again, it's the easiest and fastest thing to do.
The best part about this basket is that it is
the right size for a standard pillow. I have a
stack of old pillowcases, so I can change her
bedding weekly, or just flip the pillow over
for another week .
This one is a blue and white stripe.
I put it in the family room to see
if she would get in on her own.
She did! Time for a nap.
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