Repurpose an Old Basket into Guest Room or Guest Bath Décor


We received a gift this past Christmas in this large basket. I didn't discard it, but instead implemented a few simple upgrades to make it over. Here is the basket before I went to work. Simple, and sort of bland and plain.
repurpose an old basket into guest room or guest bath d cor, bathroom ideas, crafts
A quick coat of universal primer followed some spray paint, and this is the result. This color matches the décor in my house much better.
repurpose an old basket into guest room or guest bath d cor, bathroom ideas, crafts
Next, I made a placard out of wood, did a quick image transfer using wax paper and my ink-jet printer (I KNOW!!). A thin coat of Annie Sloan paint in Paris Grey, a bit of ribbon, and here is the result! I also added some towels I embroidered. Visit the post on the blog to view the full tutorial!!
repurpose an old basket into guest room or guest bath d cor, bathroom ideas, crafts
The basket is still functional, and perfect for a guest bathroom! You may also use this idea for a guest bedroom and instead place scented soaps, lotions, and other toiletries inside!
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  • Margarite
    on Jan 20, 2016

    Thank you for the suggestions. My style currently is eclectic. But I like country. I decided to place it on my end table and place about five house plants inside. It looks nice and the plants are getting enough sunlight.

  • Hattie16
    on Jan 21, 2016

    I know God made some of you more creative than the rest of us! Love the darker color to go with your decor. Great look!

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