Hello lovelies!! I’m back today with the last basket from my Spring 2022 Haul! I just love a chalk painted basket, and this one is definitely asking to be painted:
I had two very similar baskets in this haul that made for a cute set:
If you missed it, I shared the one on the bottom on Tuesday HERE, but I had so many photos to share that I decided to break them into two posts!
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As I mentioned on Tuesday, really the only prep I do when painting baskets is give them a good vacuum with the brush attachment on my shop vac.
Even though I plan to use chalk paint, this will help to get a quick first coat on. It is not a necessary step!
Chalk Painted Basket
It gets into smaller spaces that my Best Dang Brush can’t reach as well…
Then, I decided to add a stripe of Vintage Duck Egg Blue around the sides and also on the top.
To do that, I taped it off with FrogTape for Delicate surfaces:
After adding a little dot detail around the top edge and giving it a good sanding, I sealed with a spray sealer.
I took all my photos at once, so the staging is the same, but paint gave this basket a whole new look!
I didn’t mention my hydrangeas on Tuesday, but I am SO thrilled to see them all blooming! I was heartbroken to have to leave behind three humongous hydrangea bushes at our old house.
These are actually from what started out as a cutting from my husbands’s great grandmother’s hydrangea bushes.
His mom had given us a small part of one when we lived at our old house.
When we moved, we dug it up and brought it here!
I just love the lavender toned ones that our soil gives us! They were deeper blue at our old house.
Back to the basket!
Sanding this basket gives it a bit of a time worn look…
And I decided to embellish this one with a simple Hobby Lobby handle on the top:
Of course, I painted the inside as well…
Because it had that wood piece across the inside of the lid, I was able to screw the handle on top right into it.
This basket originally had a piece of thin wood across the bottom, so instead of lining the whole interior like I did the first one, I only covered the very bottom:
And that is basket number two from this set complete!
While I like them individually, I really like them stacked as a set!
These would be cute in just about any room for a little extra hidden storage!
Visit the first one HERE if you missed it. I shared how I added those sweet feet and how to make a NO SEW fabric liner for the inside.
That’s another two pieces crossed off the list!!
If you missed any of these makeovers so far, you can catch up below:
How to Paint Fabric (chair makeover)
Painting the Smalls #17 (lamp, small box, horse, napkin holder, and mirror)
Painting the Smalls #16 (candlesticks, small box, tray)
Only four left and I’ve already been shopping for more!
I’ll be stepping away from my haul for Tuesday’s Trash-to-Treasure project though since none of the four pieces I have left are very trashy.
This CD holder I found this week will be my project piece instead:
It’s not that trashy either, but there isn’t a high demand for a CD holder these days, so this one will be getting a whole new purpose!
UPDATE: You’ll love how cute this turned out! See it HERE now!
Have a lovely weekend!
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