Refurbish Old Baskets

by Homeroad
4 Materials
1 Hour

For this project I'm going to refurbish a few baskets of all kinds. Wooden, metal and wicker all get old and weathered as time goes on. See how I'm going to give these thrift store finds new life!

The first thing I did was to wipe down all the baskets with an organic cleaner and a cloth. I removed all the dust and spider webs. 

Next, I gave the baskets a light sanding if needed and a brand new stencil. I'm using the new stencil collection from  Old Sign Stencils called Vintage Crock Numbers. But who says they need to be on old crocks? I think they're going to look awesome on these old baskets. First I located the center of my basket. 

Then using a stencil brush and a little of my favorite craft paint, I dabbed the stencil onto the wooden crate. It was easiest on the wooden crate because of the flat surface but dabbing the brush straight down works well on any surface. 

Another old basket I used had a cotton liner on the inside. After I washed the liner I put it back on the basket and placed a small piece of wood under the fabric before I stenciled. Again I used a dabbing motion on the fabric. This time I used a light grey color craft paint for the design. 

The last thing I did when the paint was dry was to give every wicker, metal and wooden basket a quick wipe of hemp oil to bring out the wood color and give some moisture to the wood. 

Now it's time to show off all the beautiful baskets that got a new life. I'm using them on my deck filled with flowers. 

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