Welcome back, sweet friends! Today I have a quick makeover to share! I am finishing up the last few things in my End of Summer Thrift Store Haul and today, I’m sharing what I did with one of the three baskets included in that haul:
I found this basket for $6.25. It looked like it has some age to it and it smelled a bit musty, but I loved how the lid opened from the side. One great thing about painting things is you can easily seal in any musty odors. I’ve included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I love.
For this basket, I first gave it a good once over with Rustoleum Spray Primer:
I like to spray baskets by starting with the bottom first.
I set up my medium spray shelter to paint and catch any overspray:
A couple of paint cans in the corners held it in place in my windy neck of the woods. I can even spray small furniture pieces like chairs in this tent. I sometimes like to get a first coat on with a quick coat of spray primer just to save time.
Then I turned it over and sprayed the top and the insides. I did the same with a coat of Rustoleum Blossom White spray paint, everywhere except the top.
I gave the top a coat of Cotton.
I really like the look of chalk paint so much better than spray paint.
For the top, I decided to use up one of the leftover panels from the transfer I used on this dresser that I shared a couple of weeks ago:
This is the Rose Celebration Transfer and I only used four of the six panels included.
I lightly sanded the top of my basket and the sides as well and cleaned up any dust before applying the transfer to the top with the burnishing tool that comes with the transfer:
After the graphic was transferred, I used a razor blade to cut the transfer away from the edges of the basket, and then removed the plastic top sheet.
Let’s get a little closer…
Now let’s see more of that pretty top!
Now it’s just about the prettiest picnic basket ever! And you can see that I applied the transfer right over top of the hinges.
If you were to use chalk paint on the sides instead of spray paint, it would shabby up so perfectly.
I was till able to sand a bit with the spray paint though…
I absolutely love a white painted basket!
One basket done, two to go!
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I’ll be back with this unique basket on Thursday:
UPDATE: See how this basket got updated with a super easy technique HERE!
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