Wastepaper are part of the bare essentials a room needs, but it’s freeing to think that a place for the rubbish in our lives could be beautiful too..
So I took a look. I like the idea of a grand bin – something that takes pride in it’s job and makes a statement. What I didn’t realise was the grand price attached – the first picture? £185..for a bin. That’s a living oxymoron. This one from Oka? A snip at £75..
It seems that bins run in the same business rip-off as cars – people are willing to pay a premium for a new one, meaning they’re devalued as soon as the first snotty tissue lands. So my tip – look to Ebay and Etsy where vintage examples with character can be found at a tenth of the price.
For me, I think I’ll follow my folksy heart and go for canal art painted buckets.
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Just because I love them. And a person always needs a good bucket..
Laters, Kate x
I seem to be becoming a serial commentator! But my lovely friend Oli bought me one of the canal buckets as a housewarming present when we moved into our new canalside pad. Love it!
I’m jealous! What a lovely, thoughtful brilliant gift! Are you loving being there? xxx