Beachy Basket Makeover

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:

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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!

This thrift store basket was easily updated with a little spray paint!

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.

This thrift store basket was easily updated with a little spray paint!

Perfect!

Updating this basket was simple…I spray primed it first:

Prim your basket before spray painting.

Then gave it two coats of Blossom White:

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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:

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Pretty simple! This would look even better on a more solid basket.

I recently redid this one for my guest bathroom downstairs:

Upcycle a basket with paint, jute, and a chalk board.

Basket Upcycle

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.

This thrift store basket was easily updated with a little spray paint!

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!)

This thrift store basket was easily updated with a little spray paint!

 

This thrift store basket was easily updated with a little spray paint!

Baskets are great for storing and organizing so many things, but they don’t have to be boring!

This thrift store basket was easily updated with a little spray paint!

Be sure to visit these fabulous ladies below and see what they did for our basket challenge!!

Decorating with baskets

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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!!

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Here is the challenge for May. I hope you’ll join in the fun!

May Challenge for the Decorating and DIY Enthusiasts forum

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!

XOXO,

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Comments

  1. Robin Stephens says:

    Everything you do is with such thoroughness and precision. I always applaud your creativity and ability to see beyond average and attain uniqueness. Bravo! So cute!!

  2. Candyce Blodgett says:

    So incredibly, beautifully transformed! And yet, so simple! I love the way you recycle hand-crafted objects (that shouldn’t be discarded so easily, but thank goodness they are!) always in a new and beautiful way! I love the way you think Christy!! Thank you so much for sharing!

  3. Love your pretty basket makeover Christy! 🙂

    Nancy

  4. Linda Petersen says:

    Hi Christy~~~
    I don’t comment often but I am here everyday lovin’ all the goodness you have
    to share! Thanks again for the inspiration. There isn’t one piece I don’t love :).

  5. I love it! Amazing how paint can change a boring basket to amazing!

  6. You sure can rock a basket Christy! So simple but such impact. Love the starfish and sand dollar attached with jute – too cute. Yay, I have the perfect posts for May’s challenge.

  7. Brenda Hichborn says:

    I love seeing what new things you come up with! Do you know that you have a lot of pop ups and advertising that were never there before? Could be my iPad. Just thought I would let you know.
    Thanks

    • Thanks, Brenda! And thanks for letting me know about the ads. I have someone new handling my mobile ads, so they still need tweaking. Thanks so much for following along! 🙂

  8. super cuteness. i have always wanted to throw some stripes on a basket. looks great. did you leave your hutch the way it was or change it back yet?

  9. Love your beachy basket makeover! I’m glad you mentioned covering the inside of the basket when you sprayed it. I can see myself overlooking that step and making a mess.

    • Thanks, Melisa! The weave on this basket was really open, so protecting the inside was necessary. If you have tighter weave, I wouldn’t worry about it. Thanks for taking a minute to comment! XOXO

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