basket case

One day this summer the Goodwill was selling all their baskets for half price. I decided this would be a fun opportunity to pick up some baskets that had a nice shapes to them, but ugly color and make them over with paint.

I got carried away and started painting this one before taking my "before'' picture. You can see it as a long, oval shaped basket.

It was a light straw color.

I wanted it to have a Tuscan farmhouse look. First I spray painted it black and then I dry brushed on some brown craft paint.

The "after" basket.


Here is the next "before" I thought this was a really cute little basket. Unfortunately what this photo doesn't show is the basket was a very orangey brown color.

I decided to give this one a beachy look.

This basket took six different paint applications before I got it to look the way I wanted it too. Luckily I like to paint.

The final basket. I really liked the metal on the bottom of this one.

The top however also had a very orangey tone to it.

I decided to do a shabby chic/beachy look. (does that even make sense?)

I used a piece of raffia to tie a starfish Christmas ornament to it.

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34 comments:

  1. Baskets are so easy to find at sales, it's great to have some ideas of what to do with them! Thanks!

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  2. love your baskets. I'm always so worried about spray painting them I fear it would take forever. Maybe I'll get my butt outside and try it on one of mine now.

    Meg

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  3. They are all beautiful. I love the beachy feel of the beachy ones and I love the way the bread one turned out. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Lovin them all , my fav is the beachy one - super job !
    Kammy

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  5. What a nice selection of baskets you have. The are beautiful.

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  6. i LOVE what you did with the star fish basket. So {darling} well done!

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  7. Very nice. You can never have enough baskets, they come in handy for so many things! Love how you made them over!
    ~Michelle

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  8. oh my gosh, i love all of those !

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  9. Oh, you did a super job on all of those! That last one if my favorite! It turned out perfect. :)

    Also, I'm doing my first giveaway on my blog right now if you're interested:

    http://www.mooreminutes.com/2009/09/pleated-poppy-giveaway.html

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  10. You really have an artistic eye - that is not your normal "run of the mill" spray painting. Very lovely! Linda

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  11. They all looks soooo much better...just a little help goes a long way!

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  12. Those are some great basket makeovers! You can always find them at thrift stores, so it's great to have some ideas. Thanks for visiting my blog and I'm signing up to be one of your followers. II'm ready to be inspired!

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  13. I love these! What a great job on the baskets!
    Brenda

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  14. Ooh, la, la! You did a great job on the baskets. The one with the metal bottom is really cool.

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  15. Great job on the baskets,I loved what you did to the last one with the beachy look. I have one that looks like the first one, I painted mine silver years ago and used it for Christmas. I like yours much better, now I might go for the black. Just made that bread look even better. Thanks for visiting.
    Sandy

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  16. Oh Well Done You! You have been really busy!
    Happy Monday!
    Hugs, Lisa

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  17. It's amazing what a little paint can do! Those baskets are lovely!

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  18. Excellent job! I have some baskets I was just wondering about what to do - now I know!!

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  19. Wow, they look great!

    I have a linky party going on come on over and link up! http://theshadesofpink.blogspot.com/2009/09/room-month-shade-tutorial.html

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  20. I heart spray paint SO much!
    Great transformations!

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  21. I love that dark one best, but all are really neato looking. I have so many baskets sitting around here, I think I'll follow your lead. :o)
    Thanks for stopping by my blog too!

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  22. I never thought of doing this but your results were spectacular. I love the second and third one, can't even decide which one I like best but really... Terrific results!!

    Inspiring!

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  23. Nice --they all look great and I am learning what bloggers can do with a can of spray!

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  24. LOVE the last one! No clue how you painted it all w/out the metal though! Great finds!!!

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  25. I love the last one -- it's just my style. Spray paint changes everything!

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  26. Great job, they are all much improved! I can't pick a favorite!

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  27. Very cute basket redos! I love finding interesting shapes of baskets and redo them!

    have a great day.

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  28. Each one is better than the last; they're all great but I love the starfish one!
    Thanks for joining TST!

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  29. LOve those basket redo's Smart. The last one, is very Leigh. LOve the starfish! Great job this week!
    Thank you for linking up to Thrifty Thursday.

    Leigh
    Tales from Bloggeritaville
    www.lbratina.blogspot.com

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  30. Those are great. The beachy one is fantabulous! I just became a follower!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Living it up at Lakewood,
    Cindy

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