While Blogger is (I hope, I hope, I hope!) getting things fixed so I can post pictures
again the easy way,
I thought I would bring back an oldie but goodie.
My make your own vintage style locker basket tutorial from 2011.
I have added a few updates to the post.
I know a lot of people are organizing their homes right now and these are super cute storage!
The new locker baskets are larger than the vintage ones too, which is nice.
I adore the look of vintage locker baskets.
But I have never seen them in Las Vegas.
I've looked at buying them online, but when you add shipping costs it gets pricey.
Since this post I moved to Illinois and then Texas where we currently live!
So I was pretty excited when I found these at Homegoods.
The colors were all wrong though (unless you wanted them for Christmas decor :).
Time to get out my paints!
I have also found these at Stien Mart, TJ Maxx, Marshall's etc
They are usually $10-12 dollars a piece.
How do you like me now?
First I sprayed them with Krylon gray primer.
Next I watered down some acrylic paint, Folk Art brand, color Dove Gray.
I brushed it on and then wiped some off with a dry paper towel.
Finally I brushed on some Minwax stain in Dark Walnut, then quickly wiped it off with a damp paper towel.
(Let each application dry before adding the next.)
The stain can take a day or two to cure and may feel sticky while it is drying.
I think they look like the real thing!
So many possibilities for storage.
I'd like to make liners for them eventually.
I put a napkin inside to see how it would look and I love it!
This is not very glamorous, but I'm planning on using mine for holding potato chips on top of my fridge.
Actually I never did end up using them for potato chip storage. :)
I have used them in my pantry as well as other areas in my home.
I really should make some more!