Thank you ladies, advice taken, to paint was definitely the right decision.
It's still not big enough to hold the complete shirt stash but it did give me great pleasure to place them all in the basket. Sad? Probably.
Now I need a little lie down, burning the midnight oil whilst watching the Olympic opening ceremony is not good for me.
Hope you are having a great weekend.
p.s. When one replies to comments on blogger do the postees see the replies or do they have to come back to this page to see them? See how long I've been gone from Blogland?!