Dimensions (Overall): 11.0 inches (H) x 13.0 inches (W) x 13.0 inches (D)
Material: Water hyacinth
Care & Cleaning: Spot or wipe clean
Item Number (DPCI): 002-07-1407
The Water Hyacinth Wicker Collapsible Storage Bin from Household Essentials quickly and elegantly tidies any room with a bit of natural beauty. Store linens, throws, scarves, books or any ods blankets, books, and other odds and ends. Color and size may vary some because each piece is handwoven of natural fibers.
I cannot begin to express my disappointment. I have 3 baskets that match the photo that I bought several years ago. I ordered a 4th only to receive a very dark, brownish-red cube that has a flaking finish. I will be returning ASAP.
The color was way off from the photo that is online and on the front of the product. The baskets I received were all darker with more of a reddish color to them (all over same tone of dark cherry looking wicker). I needed it to look closer to the image on the front of the product and online with darker and lighter pieces mixed. It comes in a regular plastic see-through bag and was not worth the price to me (I can see how it would peel and crumble with heavy/moderate use). Returning them was a hassle too since I ordered 8 to put in my storage cube shelves.
I bought two baskets to go under my bathroom cabinet ; perfect fit ! They look great , just unfold & they are ready to go . Other reviews mentioned an odd smell , mine had no odor at all . Great size , holds all of our awkward sized items .
1 reply from HE Product Expert team - 2 years ago
Hi WandaJ. We are so happy you are loving your new decorative basket. Even storage under the sink deserves to be beautifully organized. Thanks for the review!
I would have returned these if I if it wasn't a hassle. They do look nice where not damaged & they seem sturdy. Problem is they smell pretty bad, scratch easily (causing discoloration) and when you go to fold the base down to make the cube (they come flat) it scratches up the material inside. I imagine the smell will fade over time but You can prob do much better for the price.
1 reply from HE Product Expert team - 4 years ago
Hi Kimi2437. I'm sorry you were disappointed in your wicker, and I apologize that it didn't meet your expectations. Banana leaf is a natural fiber. Because it's dried and stained, disrupting the fibers can expose the under-layers of the leaf. This will show the natural color of the dried leaf--a more golden color that can be a lovely accent to the richer stain. Still, if that's not something you want, it can be frustrating. A resin wicker might be more to your liking--it's color is fixed and won't change if scuffed a bit. To insert the base on this particular basket, be sure to insert it at an angle and fit the tabs over the bottom rim first. Pressing the bottom straight down will scratch the sides because the banana leaf is a wide weave. Banana leaf, water hyacinth, and sea grass have scents, which many people--though not all--find pleasant. The scents do fade over time, as you note. Thank you for sharing your experience and leaving a review.