Basket Case

Another Thrifty Thursday installment showcases how I took some plain wicker/wood baskets from tattered to transformed, all with the magic of paint.

There were so many more baskets to choose from but I ended up with these three diamonds in the rough. All three were to be additional storage under our kitchen island but were so plain that I wanted to jazz them up a bit.

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So here’s what I did: I taped off half of the first basket (really loved the wood on this one) and used the Rustoleum Chalked Paint in Linen White to paint it half white.

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For the next one, I loved the wood grain on that puppy so much that I wanted to do a more distressed look. I used the same paint and lightly brushed strokes over the wood on the outside and a heavier application on the inside:

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The last basket was the largest. It came in white already but I gave it a fresh coat of paint. Loving the half-and-half look, I used my CeCe Caldwell’s Hickory Stain+Finish to stain the bottom half of the basket to give it a woodsy look.

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With my baskets’ new makeover, they looked beautiful under the island where I threw our water bottles, and some of the placemats in them. I think I want to change one to a kitchen linen laundry basket though.

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These look like they cost way more, or came from a store like Home Goods or Target. Thank the Lord for thrift stores, a little imagination and elbow grease! Happy Thrifting!

 

 

 

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