Thrift Store Christmas Tree Basket

I purchased this really fabulous basket at the thrift store. It was very dirty and chipped. Little did I know that it was the perfect fit for my counter-top Christmas tree. Simply giving it a white wash paint treatment turned it into the perfect weathered look.
It looks so pretty now. I just love the look it gave my kitchen tree that I've been using for many years.
I cleaned the basket of all dust and spider webs. Then I added a wash of chalk paint. You simply paint it on and wipe if off with paper towels. I use a ration of a heaping teaspoon of paint to 1/4 cup of water. It's the consistency of skim milk.
I filled the basket with Styrofoam. This anchored the base of the tree. I wouldn't do this with a larger tree. I'd be sure to secure it in a plastic container with quick set concrete.
To cover the Styrofoam, I tucked in a couple of toile napkins.
It's a French Farmhouse beauty now. Love the weathered look it now has!

Christy @ Our Southern Home
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  • Terri D Terri D on Nov 19, 2015
    Stunning!!!!! Where did you get the toile chickens?

  • Eil24097712 Eil24097712 on Aug 29, 2017
    I have been wanting to do something very similar for years How do you determine the size of the basket (container) in relation to the tree?


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  • Fro10116259 Fro10116259 on May 01, 2017
    Such a pretty arrangement!!

  • Itsmemic Itsmemic on Aug 22, 2017
    perfect to make for my mom in the nursing home. they won't allow a real tree or glass ornaments for safety. I have a ton of baskets....! Thanks !!