Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Thrifted Home Decor: Painted Baskets

Thrifted Home Decor: Painted Baskets

Do you shop at thrift stores?  I've made it a habit 'cause I love finding stuff to renovate for my home.  I found these two beauties on my last visit, but they weren't really beautiful when I found them.  They just seemed beautiful to me because I could picture what they could be.

Thrifted Home Decor: Painted Baskets

Here's a run-down on the process.... it's mostly common sense, but I'll include it anyway.  

First order of business:  wash the stuff!  You have no idea where it has been or what's still in it.  After it's dry, get out some acrylic craft paints and brushes and start painting!

Thrifted Home Decor: Painted Baskets

The rainbow stripes of the bowl basket are fun, but I like the ombre paint job I did on the flat basket weaving the best.

Ombre Basket Home Decor
Ombre Basket Home Decor
Thrifted Home Decor: Painted Baskets

When the paint is all dry, fill the baskets with fun stuff.... like sea shells or pretty pebbles.  Or you can even hang them on the wall.  I did that with the flat one.
Thrifted Home Decor: Painted Baskets

4 comments :

  1. Oh wow that is so effective!

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  2. That turned out so pretty. I'll think twice now before I pass on baskets at the thrift store!

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