Tisket a Tasket A Totally Revived Basket
One of my favorite things to do is revive old items. I think the world is too easy to throw things away and not giving them a second chance on life. Another one of my favorite things is baskets they are so handy can be use for multitudes of things, so whenever I see him in there in a sturdy frame of mind I like to re-purposed them.
I came across this beautiful basket, it had nice wooden handles and other than some chucks out of the brown basketing it was in wonderful shape and needed a new life! Farmhouse here we come.
I wanted to keep the dark handles so I taped them off with painters tape.
I used leftover off white chalk paint. Chalk paint adheres really well to many surfaces.
I started out using a sponge brush because it was easy to push in the highs and lows of basket weaving. I also tried this stencil brush but found that the sponge brush worked best.
After I covered the whole basket with chalk paint and forced sponge brush into weaving there was still showing through. I didn’t want it to look unfinished so I grabbed a spray bottle and watered down my chalk paint and added to spray bottle. This is a little messy so try to do outside or in a area that you don’t mind doing watered down white chalk paint cleanup!
Once I got it all covered with spray bottle chalk paint I let it air dry. Which takes a while because it absorbs a lot of moisture. Be Sure to set on something because it will leach the paint as it drys.
Here is the completed basket! I super love it! I love that it is sturdy and now beautiful with a little love and effort.
Here it is with it’s first job of delivering some Christmas gifts. After the holidays it will display towels in bathroom or hold magazines. I hope you enjoy and I would love to hear your thoughts. Thank you
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