Monday, May 18, 2015

The Basket Bunch

basket make overs
Gathered up the dozens of baskets lolling about the house and decided to paint some and decorate others.

Here are a few of them before they left for the booth.

This one was painted in leftover greige chalk paint.

Before pic.

Forgot the after.

Painted 204 on the front.

Tied a torn cotton ribbon on it.

I saved this bunch for the weekly "Let's get rid of spray paint cans" Day.

And here they are.

Added ribbons to these.

The painted group all decked out in their new finery.

The dark willow baskets I left natural and added champagne satin ribbon torn from some yardage I had in Horror Monster, my beloved craft stash.

Other baskets received make overs but did not make the cut for a photograph on the blog.

So sad.

Off to round up some patriotic baskets.

See y'all!

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  1. Well just call you a basket case! Lol! They look great...I especially like the dark willow with champagne ribbons. Have a wonderful day!

  2. Patriotic baskets?! Are we really already almost at Memorial Day (and 4th of July)??? Where is the time going?

  3. I love baskets and these are wonderful! They are so versatile in decor and always seem to serve double duty -- looks and storage!

  4. I love all the painted baskets! Spray painting them is so fast and easy and makes such a huge difference. I gave the basket I found a makeover yesterday. Love Vicky's comment. lol.

  5. Lovely baskets; amazing what a little paint can do

  6. I have a whole bunch of "what do I do with these baskets?" baskets. Thanks for the ideas!!!

  7. Good way to use up cans of paint and all look so good, especially with the added bows.
    Keep of the good work Donna. You inspire me, but just can't keep up with you.
    Audrey @ Timeless Treasures

  8. Hi Donna,
    Now that one bunch of neat baskets, and a really smart way to use up spray for sure.
    Came by to thank you for your visit to my blog, and loved you idea about using those
    mugs as a wedding present with wedding photos on them. Great idea!
    Hope you have a lovely day,
    Blessings, Nellie

  9. Hi there, since you blog about thrifty and vintage finds, I want to invite you to link up to my weekly "Thrifty & Vintage Finds" link party on Dagmar's Home! I feature one post the following week.

    Dagmar ~ Dagmar's Home

  10. The picture where they all have a bow looks like straight out of a magazine!

  11. Our Lady of a Few Too Many Baskets. :-) They're so easy to pick up and then you turn around and wonder where they all came from. Hope they sell well for you!

  12. Baskets are always one of my favorite finds, have some lovely ones!

  13. You did those baskets proud Donna. Love em all! Thanks for sharing with SYC.


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