Hi there! Remember when I shared my hutch decorated three ways as part of a decorating challenge with some of my favorite blogging friends? Well today we’re back and this month’s decorating challenge is baskets! I see baskets used mostly for storage of course, but there’s no reason they can’t be functional and decorative right?
The basket I’m sharing today was a $2 thrift store find that I of course I had to make over, because making over stuff is what I do, ya’ll. 🙂
It started out like this:
I loved it as is. I really did, especially the shape of it, but I thought it would be even more fun with a beachy stripe!
It felt like it still needed something on the front, so I went digging through my stash and found a starfish garland I’ve had for years. I snipped this off of it. The sand dollar was in a box of shells I picked up at a yard sale for $2 a couple of weekends ago.
Updating this basket was simple…I spray primed it first:
Then gave it two coats of Blossom White:
After about an hour or so, I taped it off with FrogTape for delicate surfaces. I made sure to cover the handle and the inside so it didn’t spray through. Then I sprayed the stripes in Fossil:
Pretty simple! This would look even better on a more solid basket.
I recently redid this one for my guest bathroom downstairs:
This works great for that space since we have a pedestal sink and no storage in there, but I love the convenience of it too, so I wanted to do something similar for our master bathroom.
You can read all about my Master Bathroom Remodel here. It was SO ugly! We had two bathtubs…what’s up with that? Definitely worth a trip over to see it! (It was one of my very first posts!)
Baskets are great for storing and organizing so many things, but they don’t have to be boring!
Be sure to visit these fabulous ladies below and see what they did for our basket challenge!!
Are you ready to participate with us? You can!!! We wanted to give you a chance to share your amazing decorating tips and projects and to ask questions and advice, so we have created a forum specifically to do that on Facebook. Visit the Decorating Enthusiasts page HERE to begin chiming in and sharing what you have done, including how you decorate with baskets! We want to see!!
Here is the challenge for May. I hope you’ll join in the fun!
I almost made it through the whole post without mentioning my floors. But I just have to share that I’m about 90% done with the install YAY!! I still have all the trimwork ahead but it’s getting there. Can’t wait to share!
If you like what you see, there are several ways to follow along!
I love to share at some of these great parties:
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