Can I just tell ya’ll how tickled I am that I was able to get THREE brand new decor pieces from ONE clearance thrift store basket?? Sweet friends, today I’m back sharing what else I did with this basket I scored for half off at the thrift store:
The repurpose of this basket involved sawing it in half! I was so thrilled that it actually worked! I’ve included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I love.
I won’t bore you with that process again, but I shared more details on how I did that in my last post!
What I ended up with was two half baskets, ready to be used as brand new decor!
If you missed what I created from the first half that I shared on Tuesday, you can see it HERE.
That left me with another half basket.
Basket Half #2
For this one, I simply added three glass jars to the inside:
And filled it with hydrangea blooms!
You could use any florals you like, but the large hydrangea blooms fill it pretty easily.
It would be gorgeous on a dresser like I show here, but also on a dining room table or coffee table.
Of course this basket doesn’t have to hold flowers…it would make a great paper plate holder or TP or guest towel holder for the bathroom…lots of possibilities!
I didn’t show what the back looked like of the one I hung on our front door, but here you can see it still looks nice from the back:
I could have just kept snapping photos lol!
And now for the third new decor piece I squeezed out of this basket!
This is what the lid looked like before:
I knew I could do something with that too!
I started by flipping it over and removing the hinges using a flathead screwdriver to pry them off:
I decided to use the flat side to create my third piece.
I didn’t quite cover the entire piece as I was going for a more worn, coastal feel.
Then I found this fun mermaid stencil in my stash:
I sprayed the back of it with spray adhesive first. This helps to minimize the paint bleeding under the stencil. As you can see, I prefer to use a small brush to paint in the stencil, brushing away from the edges as much as possible. Acrylic craft paint is my first choice for stencils since it washes off much more easily than the chalk paint.
I gave it three coats of paint and immediately removed the stencil:
Then I sanded liberally across the surface using 220 grit sandpaper wrapped around an old sanding sponge:
Here is how my new coastal mermaid art turned out:
I made the hanger by braiding three strands of jute twine:
I did have to drill a hole on either side to feed the jute through.
I just love the worn feel of it too…
And how about that handsome background??
I am loving my new floors!
And here is a peek at all three projects completed from this one basket!
I definitely got my money’s worth out of this one!
And I get to cross it off!
Revisit any or see any you might have missed at the links below:
If you’ve got a few baskets in need of a makeover, here are 15+ more basket makeovers to inspire you:
See how these baskets look now HERE!
I’ll be back on Tuesday with this bulletin board I picked up for $5 that could really use a refresh:
UPDATE: See how I gave new life to this ho-hum bulletin board now HERE!
Have a fantastic weekend!
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