Hello, amazing friends! I’m back today with the final piece of my yard sale rescue pile!
I picked up this basket at the thrift store so long ago that I don’t even recall which one I found it at, or how much I paid for it:
I’m sure it wasn’t much because I’m cheap like that. I know I bought it while we were still at our last house, so that is at least two years ago!
It’s been hanging around so long that I decided I would put it out at our yard sale for a dollar just to get it out of the house…
We donated most of what was left at the end of the day, but I decided to keep this and finally redo it. It really is a great shape and size. I’ve included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I love.
And here’s how it looks after a little love:
It’s perfect for holding a few spare rolls of TP!
I was channeling a wooden buoy when I was dreaming up what I wanted to do with this basket, so I knew I wanted to add some sort of stripe and numbers.
Heh heh…No 2…on a basket holding toilet paper.
To get started on this simple makeover, I used my shop vac to remove any dust that had settled in the weave.
I sprayed it upside down first, then right-side-up.
You could just spray prime and be done with it as I often do with baskets, but I decided to go ahead and spray paint over the primer for a little sheen using Rustoleum’s Satin White spray paint. Always prime first so your finish doesn’t flake off over time.
I used FrogTape and a brush to add the stripe:
I really just used the stencil as a guide and then went back with a small brush and touched everything up to make the lines more crisp.
I gave the surface a quick sanding with 220 grit sandpaper and called it a day.
Ok now let me show you what I really did first:
I tried vertical stripes, but it just wasn’t working with the weave of the basket. Plus I wasn’t sure at that point how I would add numbers to it like I wanted. That’s when I decided to add just one horizontal stripe around the rest of it!
Much better! Those vertical stripes are still at the back. See? If you don’t like how it’s going, change directions. I do it ALL the time! 🙂
This is in our downstairs guest bathroom. You can see the makeover of this space HERE if you missed it!
Remember that shelf? It was the top to a wooden rocker I pulled out of our old neighbor’s garbage.
See that makeover HERE. It was a true Trash-to-Treasure!
Ya’ll never thought I would use our toilet for staging, did you? 😀
If you liked this makeover you might like this one too:
See what I did with it HERE!
That one still holds our TP in that bathroom, but now I’m thinking I like this one better! And to think I was going to let it go for a dollar??
And that is the final piece in this group crossed off yay!
If you missed any of these makeovers, you can visit them all here:
I have a few things gathered for my next haul, but I need a few more. I’m hoping the weather holds up so I can hit up some yard sales on Saturday!
I’ll be back on Tuesday sharing what I found and this table that used to belong to my Hubby’s Grandma:
UPDATE: See how fresh and Summery this table looks now HERE!
Have a great weekend!
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