Hello amazing friends! Do you love painted baskets as much as I do?? I’m still working my way through my Free-to-me Haul, and in it I had two baskets, but today, I’m actually sharing four basket makeovers in all!
Along with the two in this haul, I also pulled two more baskets I had hanging around the garage:
Let’s jump right in!
Basket Makeover #1
Up first is this shallow basket I picked up recently at the thrift store for $3.25:
There isn’t a whole lot you can do with a simple basket like this to jazz it up, but sometimes a pretty color is all it needs!
I just mixed a good sized batch in an almost empty paint jar so I have it on hand when I want to use it.
My Favorite Basket Painting Brush
My favorite brush for painting baskets is the Best Dang Brush. The large flat round head on it gets in all those grooves and it makes painting baskets super quick!
This beachy blue is perfect for displaying some favorite beach finds!
I chose not to seal any of the baskets I’m sharing today.
Basket Makeover #2
Up next is this light colored basket I found at a yard sale late in the day. They were giving away everything that was left, so I helped myself to this gem:
I’m not sure about those whatever-they-are-on-the-front, but this basket actually had a cute shape to it!
I chose to stain it gray using Voodoo Gel Stain in Up in Smoke:
Voodoo Gel Stain is water-based, so clean up is super easy! I also used my Best Dang Brush here to apply the stain.
Once I had the basket stained, I decided to add stripes to the handle!
It turned out cute, but I thought it needed a little something else…
So, I grabbed a wooden tag (from a stack that I had cut a while back from the old backing off of a mirror), painted it, and then found some transfer scraps to embellish it:
I also painted a metal key that I had found on clearance after Halloween a couple years back and attached them to the handle of this basket for some added whimsy!
See how I added some super cute tags to a few other baskets HERE!
Basket Makeover #3
The third makeover of this group started out like this:
I’ve used it in our pantry for years to hold potatoes, but once we redid our pantry, I upgraded our potato storage.
Then I took a rag and wiped back some of the paint…
Some areas had started drying already, so I added more paint to “reactivate” the paint below and wiped right away.
I love this look!
And it is so easy to do!
And quick too!
Basket Makeover #4
This last basket is one I bought many years ago and used with my Christmas decorations. It was the perfect size to hold a small table-top Christmas tree:
This one got the same treatment as the basket above!
I painted it in Cotton and then wiped back the paint with a rag.
I left the handles solid white though and just sanded them a bit to distress.
And I added a little something extra to this one just like I did the first.
I had a small amount of gingham transfer left from an old project, and the white piece I added on top started out as the backplate that went with a knob I removed from a dresser ages ago…
They give this little basket some personality!
That’s four more baskets done!
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I hope y’all enjoyed this fun group of basket makeovers today!
That’s two more items completed from my FREE haul!
If you’ve missed any, you can see them all below!
Only four projects left, but three of them are big ones!
I’m hoping to be back on Tuesday with this French provincial beauty my neighbor passed along to me:
Update: See how this beauty turned out HERE now! It’s quite a difference!
Have a lovely weekend, beautiful friends!
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