The Wicker Woes - Re-purpose That Ugly Thing!

2 Materials
30 Minutes
Wicker isn't popular any more and you will find wicker everything out in garage sales for just a dollar or two.

I bought this one at a garage sale for $2 this summer.
I painted and glazed it with Rustoleum spray paint and Wise Owl black glaze. It was pretty simple, really. Spray, brush on the glaze and you're done.
I did a quick spray of Rustoleum clear topcoat just to be sure it would stay put. I tend to be hard on my things, so this was just a precaution.
To upcycle, redesign or re-purpose something that is destined for the trash is a huge save. We need to do it more often rather than just going out and buying new.
I had recently bought a baker's rack that had a little shelf that I hooked right on this cart. It fit perfectly. To see more, go to the site, Love My DIY Home, at the link below:
Suggested materials:
  • Rustoleum spray paint   (Walmart)
  • Black Glaze   (
Val Frania {Love My DIY Home}
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  • Zanne Goldwire Zanne Goldwire on Nov 23, 2016
    Came out nice but what did you use for the feet? I didn't see them originally in the previous state.

  • Fra22350876 Fra22350876 on May 25, 2017
    did you put a tray of os some kind in the bottom of the top area? it lookslike item s are standing up? not the little rack hooked on the side.

  • Gwyn Brown Gwyn Brown on May 01, 2018

    I have two bamboo chairs. I'd like to paint them, but I'm afraid the paint won't stick. What do I do, to ready the bamboo?

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  • Sal1603 Sal1603 on Jun 29, 2019

    I’m amazed you stated Wicker is ‘out’, Frankly i do not believe wicker has ever been out. It’s more ‘country’ than most. It’s shabby chic to modern! I have a. Wicker set on my porch, complete with quilts, cushy pillows and a braided rug....with Jasmine growing up the trellis.

    People love the look and the cozy ness. Sorry but in my humble opinion, Wicker is still in. By the way, you did a nice job on the wicker.

    • Thanks. It was definitely “out” in my area at the time. People couldn’t even sell it at garage sales. Different areas prefer different things.

  • Katherine Smith Katherine Smith on Jan 11, 2022

    Nice job. And you're so right when you say we need to repurpose rather than throw out. Good job