This old factory bin garnered quite a bit of interest yesterday.
Seems I’ve been holding out on y’all, owning this cutie and never once blogging about it. (sorry Anita and Gina!)
Please forgive me!
As a matter of fact, in this laundry room project I will warn you right now that many of the pieces I plan to incorporate are from my pre-blogging days.
My new ‘use it or lose it’ philosophy is spurring me to find ways to keep my favorite under-utilized pieces.
I purchased this bin 2 (maybe even 3) years ago at the Bouckville Antique Festival.
Guess how much?
It was the last one the dealer had left, he said many years before he had purchased a lot of 100 from a factory auction.
Most had sold, some he used around his shop and home. Lucky for me he was done with this one and decided to sell it.
This one was special because casters had been added to the bottom, making it even more attractive to me. He said only a few had the casters when he bought them.
The rusty patina of the piece just made me fall in love!
Funny how you can own something as neat as this for so long and never really find a good use for it.
I went home and set it in my laundry room, thinking it would be great to keep dirty clothes off the floor.
Only it ended up accumulating things like old blankets, pillows and other misc. stuff that gets sent to the laundry and never makes it back out.
Tell me I’m not the only one that does that!
There is a label on the front of the bin.
The fine print reads;
Fibre Specialty Mfg. Co
Kennett Square, Penna
The material of the bin is some kind of masonite board I would guess. It has buckled some over the years, and the green color is worn off in places.
But all in all the rivets are holding strong and the piece is sturdy.
Which is why I plan to make it my sorting station in my refurbished laundry area.
And so I tackled the blue monster last night.
Stay tuned for my foray into the wonderful world of sewing.
I’m linking this one up to Linda’s Nifty Thrifty Tuesday party at Coastal Charm. I think I got it in right under the wire!
I’m also linking up to Linda from A La Carte’s 2nd Junkin’ Finds Linky Party. Be sure to check it out!
Also linking to Donna’s Saturday Night Special #55