Hello to the sweetest readers ever! Thanks so much for all the wonderful feedback on the doll clothes I made for my niece that I shared on Tuesday! I had THE best time making them.
Today I’m sharing a quick update of this giant thrift store basket I scored recently:
It’s hard to see how large it is in that photo, but this thing is a good size and a bargain at $10. I knew it could be perfect for so many uses, but was a bit plain in its current state.
A little spray paint to the rescue!
Seeing it beside my sectional shows how large it really is. I’m using it to store blankets, but it would also be perfect to sit on the fireplace to hold firewood, or to sit near the door to collect shoes.
Updating this was quick and easy!
I started by using my shop vac to vacuum away any dust, then I gave it a couple of coats of Rustoleum Primer:
For baskets I like a matte sheen, so I only use primer. If you like a sheen, follow up with white spray paint in a satin finish, but always prime first so the paint doesn’t flake off. I used one can of primer for this basket.
Next I used FrogTape for delicate surfaces to tape off my stripes:
Then I painted with Rustoleum in Fossil that I had left over from another project:
I thought this color combo would give the basket a coastal feel. I pulled the tape off immediately.
Perfect stripes! I also took a little sandpaper to the surface to add some wear, but it’s not easy to see…
I love how the paint updated this basket.
If you liked this post, you might enjoy this oldie too:
Check out what I did with this sad thrift store find HERE.
I’ll see ya’ll on Tuesday with this $3 magazine rack that turned out so pretty!
Have a great weekend, Friends!!
UPDATE: Check out how this magazine rack looks like now HERE!
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