Thursday, August 26, 2010

Basket Makeover~


I have had this basket forever - really.

I decided it was time for a little change. I started by grabbing some Rust-oleum Gray spry paint -

I then dry brushed on a little white acrylic paint to give it a white-washed look. 

Now onto stencils. I decided to stencil 0715 - it is our wedding date, I know, so cute right?


I then gave each side a light sand. 


I think it might hold my overflow of magazines as soon as I sort through them. For now it will simply sit in the corner of our great room area...


I just picked up the books (boxes) at Micheal's today for 30% off!


I love how they look and just think of all of the stuff I can forget about store in there!

So if you have that basket laying around you are about to donate, try giving it a little makeover- you might fall in love with it all over again!

Linked to:
Frugal Friday at The Shabby Nest
Under $100 Link Party at Beyond the Picket Fence 
Tickled Pink at 504 Main

27 comments:

Amy said...

What a great idea! It looks so fancy and expensive.

Green Willow Pond said...

Very nice! I have a few baskets I could do this with. Love the anniversary date...pretty close to mine (7/25)...so I know what mine would look like :)

Michelle @ Dream Home DIY said...

Just perfect :0) I adore how this turned out and looks amazing next to that black stand.

Tammy @ tinselshop.com said...

Chelsea,
Great makeover! I especially love that you used your wedding date, so sweet. Currently I am making over a basket (by accident). I rinsed off a dusty basket and forgot that I set it oustide to dry after a couple days it started getting a wonderful patina, we'll see what happens...

Best wishes,
Tammy

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

I just love it! I am bookmarking into my project file!!! It looks so natural!

Dawn said...

Very cute!

Beth West www.northernskyart.wordpress.com said...

I like the look!

Terrell said...

Oh wow, Chelsea!! This is simply darling and I love the worn look. The decor you added inside just wraps it up for the perfect statement!!! Love it girl :D
Huge hugs,
~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~

Esther@fleurcottage said...

l-o-v-e-l-y! :)

KM @ This Plate is Full said...

The wedding date really sets the cutness metter off on that!
I love it!

Creative Decor by Brooke said...

That turned out so cute. I think I have a basket or two that could use that makeover.
Brooke

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love baskets, and yours turned out fabulous. I love the color and the numbers. Too cute. I keep all my baskets, they are always great to redo. Hugs, Marty

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Oh My Perfect! My anniversary is next week and while I have done stuff with the year, I haven't with the actual date. Genius!

Suzanne said...

I love how this project turned out. Just fabulous!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a nice size basket, Chelsea! I have a basket in my living room to hold my magazines and I like its dark color. I actually have baskets all over the place, but I do have some that are very light and natural colored that I have been thinking of spray painting. I haven't done much spray painting because its been so humid here.

Anne Marie said...

to think what I have given to goodwill!

neat project...

raggygirlvintage said...

Wow, that turned out great, so classy!
Tracey

Alison said...

Wow, this is such a great makeover! I love that you used your wedding date!!

AliLilly said...

That looks great! I have a few old baskets I need to go hunt down now!!!

I was stopping by to tell you I am doing a giveaway and you should come check it out! :)

http://alililly.blogspot.com/2010/08/whoo-hoo-100-followers-giveaway.html

Ruthie said...

This is soo adorable!! I love how it looks very rustic! I need one of these! LOL Thanks for the wonderful comment that you left on my toilet paper holder! Have a great evening!

Ruthie@Tattered Bliss

Funky Junk Interiors said...

What a gorgeous shape to that basket! And the new colour and embellishment is like it's meant to be. Beautifully good call!

Donna

Holly said...

Loving that basket makeover. Your turned that into a chic little number.

cassie @ hi sugarplum! said...

That looks great, and I love the sentimental touch with your wedding date. I bet you were a beautiful summer bride!

xoxo, Cassie

Sarah said...

The gray finish is my favorite part, it looks great!

Audra said...

Fantastic idea! I love how it turned out and the idea of using your wedding date. (ours was 0707!)

The finish is divine...

Denise said...

Too CUTE! I hopped over from the Shabby Nest party. You did a GREAT job on the basket. I am feelin' some possibilities floating around my brain:)

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I really really love this - so simple but makes such a difference!

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