I wanted to get a cute shopping cart to go along with my whole Toy kitchen/market/felt food master plan. My sister has this adorable one from Plan toys but it was way out of my budget. Then I found one at Marshalls for $12 and even though it was pepto bismol pink I snatched it up because I knew I could fix it. And now it’s awesome!
Before I assembled it I Taped off the wheels and then used spray paint to prime and paint all the pink and white pieces. When I went to put it together I pulled out the screws and they were pink too, so they got a quick spray as well.
I could have kept the bag but it was pretty flimsy and was meant to be removable so it also had bright pink handles (nothing scissors couldn’t fix). Then I figured I could make it look like some of my reusable bags and I picked out some duck cloth and some bias tape and basically copied the cheap bag with a sturdier fabric. I also added more Velcro for stability. Then I did a freezer paper stencil on both sides of the basket: recycle symbol on one side and the phrase “it’s easy being green” on the other.
Ash loves it. He has been shopping for cars and books ever since I brought it out.