The basket was very dark brown and had some nicks and spots that were less than perfect. I saw promise though even if I could not decide exactly what to do with it. Recently I have taken to storing yarn in a cardboard box under an end table in the living room and realized that would be a perfect use of the basket. W said he had paint on hand that would match our open living room and kitchen.
He even added a burlap liner to the basket. It works perfectly and looks much nicer than a cardboard box.
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