I picked this basket up Saturday at a yard sale for $1.00.
Yes, it is a pretty basket.
I just thought it could be a little prettier.
It needed to POP.
Know what I’m saying?
So….I got out my chalk paint….watered it down….
TOO MUCH BY THE WAY.
Be careful when you water down the paint…..
I think it affects the color when watered down too much.
I was stretching this out for three bar stools and a basket…..
And stretched it a little too far.
Which you will see when I reveal my bar stool fail.
This was in the drying process.
But here in all it’s glory.
Believe it or not.
Painting baskets is not as tough as you think.
Especially with watered down paint….I just brushed over the top.
I didn’t try to get down in nooks and crannies……and it looked totally painted.
I have also painted baskets with spray paint.
Here is that past post. (It took me 747 hours to find that past post. I’M sorry I didn’t use to label my post about the subject…..I’m learning!)
Turned out great that way as well.
This had a flatter….older look that I preferred over the two…..
Just so you know.
But keep in mind your cost.
If you want.
I’m not your mother.
Just your bloggy big sister.
So, I’m sorta’ the bossy, big sister.
Ok with that?
Back to the basket…..and not our family issues.
I could see it in a white living area….as a fresh pop of color with throw pillows…..
In a bathroom with rolled towels.
What do you think?
Update an old look?
Or make a newer look appear old?
Either way, do you like the transformation?
I distressed lightly after painting.
The handles with a heavier distressing.
Applied the AS paste with a brush lightly over all areas…..then the dark on the handles and around the edges.
Just to give a more worn look.
Like it was a worn…well loved piece.
Remember the before?
Got any baskets laying around that need a fresh look?
You don’t need to buy chalk paint to do this.
Let me know your thoughts!
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