What a pretty Miss Basket!
She is my Quickies makeover for today.
You may remember her from my auction buys.
Boasted a genuine rat's nest inside.
No one wanted her, but did they notice?
She's a genuine antique!
Always inspect the canes used to weave and the bottom.
Her bottom is a thick piece of wood.
Not passing judgment or anything.
She needed a good hosing for two reasons: the dirt and the warping.
After soaking the basket, I pushed and pulled her back into shape.
Here she is basking in the sun to dry.
Used Rust-Oleum Fossil in Satin spray paint.
She needed her handle repaired.
Lightly sprayed the bottom to let some of the patina show.
Snipped off the unraveled pieces.
Used a torn cotton ribbon to Mod Podge around the handle.
A quick and easy fix.
After - a beauty of a basket - a quick trans- formation.
Perfect for porch sitting.