Okay. When it’s Saturday morning and you are trolling yard sales with your husband and you see this basket and the guy says you can have it for two dollars, you take it. Two dollars?! I was like, duh. But I wasn’t a huge fan of that zig zaggy woven pattern, so I got out m’trusty paints and got down. Hence this awesome painted woven basket magic. So hit up a yard sale or a thrift store and paint yourself up one just like it!
- woven basket
- painter’s tape
- trash bag or newspaper
Make Time: 1 Hour (plus drying time)
Tape off a section of your basket with painter’s tape, attaching either a cut-open trash bag or some newspaper to mask the portions you don’t want painted.
Paint the unmasked area on your basket, giving it a few coats if necessary. I happened to have white spray paint so my white coat was sprayed on. It took three coats, leaving a bit of drying time in between. Remove the masking and the painter’s tape and let dry thoroughly.
If you’d like another little pop of color to make the basket have a dipped look, add another round of painter’s tape near the bottom of the basket. My yellow coat was brushed on so I didn’t mask the remainder of the basket. If you’re spraying your second color on, be sure to mask everything with more newspaper or trash bags.
Remove the tape while the paint is still slightly wet and let the basket dry completely!
I’m totally loving this thing — it’s the perfect spot for all of our extra throw blankets and pillows. And I love the little ring of color around the bottom. And guys, it was two dollars! Have you ever come across a thrift store or yard sale find that’s now one of your favorite things? Do tell! xoxo