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The Look for Less: Colonial Mills Braided Baskets

If you're looking for a stylish storage solution, then you'll love Colonial Mills baskets. These durable braided storage bins are made in the USA and the company is based in Rhode Island. They're not cheap but I think you definitely get what you pay for in this case - I requested one for my birthday and I'm obsessed (if one can be obsessed with a storage basket?!) I now have two bins by this brand to store my tots toys and they're functional and not an eye sore in my living room (which doubles as the playroom in our small home).

Colonial Mills baskets come in a wide variety of colors and sizes. Here's one in gray that's 24 by 14-inch at AMAZON.COM for $87:

Colonial Mills storage basket

Threshold's decorative rope basket is a good look for less, but note that it's significantly smaller. This one is $19.99 at TARGET.COM:

Here's how it looks in real life:

Threshold  bin

I've also spotted Colonial Mills baskets at HomeGoods, TJ Maxx, Marshalls and GILT.COM (just search for "Colonial Mills" - I see 86 products come up!) I think this timeless style can work with a variety of decors, from classic to contemporary, in any area of your home!

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#1 Mel (Homepage) on 2014-10-16 18:21 (Reply)
Do you have instructions for the rope basket? Did I overlook it?
#2 Shannon on 2014-10-20 13:30 (Reply)
Nope, I don't think you overlooked it - I don't have DIY instructions on creating a rope basket but you might find something on Pinterest.

Here's a link to the Colonial Mills website:

Hope this helps!
#2.1 The Budget Babe on 2014-10-21 08:59 (Reply)
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