Hello sweet friends! I’ve got not one, but FOUR brand new thrifty basket makeovers coming to you today! First though, thank you so much for all the love on the hutch I shared on Thursday! It definitely had some untapped potential!
Let’s get to those baskets! I rounded up all the baskets in this haul and decided to make them all over to share in one post.
I thought there were only four, but after looking back at the collage of all the pieces while writing this post, I realized there are actually five. Oopsie! I’ll share that last one in a future smalls post.
These are the four lucky baskets getting their big makeovers today:
As you can see, I paid around $7 for the lot. I’ve included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I love.
I will warn you that all of these baskets are painted white. It’s no secret that I love a white painted basket. Okay, I like a white-painted anything lol.
However, it’s not just about the paint color. I’ll be sharing how you can embellish a simple basket as well!
Thrifty Basket Makeover #1
The first basket is this small one I picked up at the thrift store for $2.25:
I bought it because I thought it was a good deal rather than a pretty basket. It is also very sturdy and well-made.
I started this basket makeover like I do most of my baskets, with a quick coat of Rustoleum Spray Primer:
I used my small spray shelter as well as a large Lazy Susan that is fantastic for spray painting smaller items. Some of you may remember my hubby throwing away my old Lazy Susan that I had found at the thrift store for only $2 many years ago. He thought it was in the trash pile! I ended up getting a bigger and better one since he was paying for it. (Definitely not for $2 though!)
Also, you can see that I like to start spraying with a basket upside down first. Then I flip it over and spray it right side up.
This brush is primarily a wax brush, but it is fantastic at painting anything with a lot of details like these baskets! The bristles really get into all those crannies so well!
This once boring basket is now a one-of-a-kind cutie!
It needed something more once I was done painting, so I decided to finish it off with a little sign. I made it from the leftover poplar strips that I used to create the board and batten in the boys’ bathroom.
All it needed was a mini transfer…
I used bits of two different mini transfers on this sign. These are from a set of mini transfers called Classic Vintage Labels by Re-designed by Prima. If you search that name on Etsy, you should find several retailers that have them.
Again, I used the cheat method and my layering block to faux distress this little piece as well:
I drilled a small hole in each upper corner and attached it with craft wire:
See more details on how I attach these smalls signs HERE.
The tag is such a small addition, but really added personality to this basket…
Thrifty Basket Makeover #2
Basket #2 was a lucky $1 yard sale find:
I loved the shape of it!
I know I could just spray paint and call it a day, which I sometimes do and would certainly be easier, but I love the texture chalk paint gives these baskets. I only spray prime to get a quick coat of paint on there.
This one got a little bit different kind of embellishment…
You can see how easy they are to make HERE.
I used my drill to make tiny holes that I could thread wire through to secure it in place.
Or for really fancy hamburger buns, because that’s what’s in there ha ha!
Hey, it’s all I had! Super fancy!
Thrifty Basket Makeover #3
This next basket was also only a dollar from another yard sale:
I loved the price more than the basket, and it was really sturdy!
Like the others, this one too started out with a coat of Rustoleum Spray Primer. I gave it two coats for solid coverage since the weave on this one was super tight.
Then I taped off stripes using FrogTape and sprayed those in this beautiful Robin’s Egg Blue:
I pulled the tape off as soon as I hit it with the second coat of spray.
Ya’ll know I love stripes because they are so perfect in coastal decor!
As you can see, I decided to create a tag for this one out of the leftover poplar strips also. I used my miter saw to cut the corners.
I gave it a coat of primer, followed by a coat of the blue. Then I used stencils to add the number 3 to it:
I sanded it to distress it and let the white come through. There ended up being too much space between the two stencils once I removed them, so I added a row of dots with my stylus!
I love that oopsie addition!
The key got a couple of coats of Cotton. It came from a set of spooky keys I found on clearance after Halloween one year.
Thrifty Basket Makeover #4
And last but not least is the most expensive of the bunch at $3.25:
I nabbed this one up real quick when I spied it at the thrift store!
I decided not to paint this one completely and let some of that dark brown peek through, so I just dry-brushed it, using Fluff this time:
I used a regular brush to do that, dipping my brush in the paint and then dabbing it off on a paper towel before taking it to the basket.
You can see the finish up close here…
This is SO easy to do, and I love this look for darker baskets!
I think what makes this basket unique though is the addition of the little sign.
This also came from those poplar strips! I found them at Home Depot and they are perfect for making these signs.
This one got a combination of two different mini transfers also:
And I attached it the same way using craft wire.
It adds so much charm!
This one might be my favorite!
Do you have a favorite?
They might all be painted it white, but the embellishments make them unique!
I hoped ya’ll enjoyed seeing these baskets come to life today.
And now I get to cross of FOUR more projects!!
I feel like I might just get these done before Summer is actually over…maybe!
If you’ve missed any of these makeovers so far, you can see them at the links below!
I’ll be back on Thursday with our finished pantry yay!!
UPDATE: No need to come back…check out our new and improved pantry HERE now!
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