It’s rare that I find good baskets at a thrift shop. But when I came across this particular basket, it was in great shape (and huge) and I knew a little paint could fix it. So into my cart it fell, and I was on my way to a quick and easy wicker basket makeover project.
Wicker Basket Makeover
If you’re new here, welcome! Follow my Facebook & Instagram where I’m the most active, and we’ve expanded to selling our handmade goods in our own online shop + we opened a booth at a huge antique mall in a cute, historic town. (They have their own app to purchase items, too!) This week I was looking for items that bring more texture in our booth display. Any decor that brings more visual interest, warmth and coziness. This basket was perfect! When I brought the basket home, I vacuumed and wiped it down with a wet cloth. Let it dry over night, then then took it outside.
I used Krylon chalky finish paint that comes in a spray can in the color “Mink”. It’s more of a brown-gray instead of the cold grays we normally see. I used two cans to get full coverage. Be sure to flip your basket and spray all sides to ensure you get all the exposed nooks and crannies fully covered.
I didn’t distress it, just sprayed a matte polyurethane to protect the finish. Then affixed this chalkboard label (found at Hobby Lobby)
Sometimes when I buy things at an antique or thrift store, I lay it out to help me visualize how it fits into it’s surroundings. All of our mini-DIY efforts (like this basket makeover) is starting to look cohesive with the rest of our haul. The theme that’s emerging is texture, greens, gray and some glass is the theme that’s developing for our booth — all made from repurposed thrift store items.
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