White Washed Bushel Basket

3 Materials
30 Minutes

I picked up a few bushel baskets in like new condition from the thrift store. The light, natural wood tone was fine, but I wanted them to fit in better with my cottage farmhouse style. So, I whitewashed them!

To make whitewash you'll need white acrylic paint, I like to mix about a tablespoon of white with a drop of antique white. You'll also need a jar or cup for the white wash and a paint brush.

Once you add the paint to the jar fill it with water and mix.

Saturate your paint brush and brush the whitewash onto your bushel basket. If the white wash is too light, add more paint. If it is too dense, add more water. Be sure to brush the whitewash in the same direction as the wood grain. When you're down allow the basket to fully dry.

To add dimension after white washing I like to dry brush. To do this grab a bowl or plate and add your white paint. Take a dry paint brush and lightly dip it in the paint. Wipe the excess off on a paper towel.

Take your paint brush and lightly brush the white paint onto your bushel basket.

Once you've achieved the look you desire, allow the basket to dry fully before styling.

I love how these bushel baskets turned out! They look great filled with pumpkins.

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