Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Wooden Basket Makeover

I found a cute little wooden basket while at my favorite thrift store Monday afternoon.

1/2 off $2.99, I couldn't pass it up!

The heart on the side didn't really appeal to me, but I bought it anyway assuming it would be easy to remove.  It wasn't!  In fact I almost took my finger off trying to remove it!  Suddenly the heart didn't look so bad and I decided to carry on.

Before heading home, I picked up a few cans of spray paint, and some painters tape.



After a couple coats of  Home Depot's no frills spray paint, I used my ruler to mark off vertical lines spaced 1 inch apart.  I marked the lines with painter's tape and sprayed over it with Krylon's Classic Gray.

Of course I had to distress it a bit!






Do you like it?  The stripes make me smile! : )



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26 comments:

  1. YOU are on a roll, girl! Love, love, love what you did!

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  2. I love it Brandi,hope your finger is okay.

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  3. Love the wooden basket makeover. It looks great. Thanks for linking up to the party.

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  4. Love the stripes instead of outright painting it!! Fabulous idea!

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  5. The basket is such a great size and I love the stripes!
    Lacy

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  6. Hi Brandi-

    I love the vintage-y chippy stripes you put on the basket. It is subtle but really makes the basket look very chic.
    My best- Diane

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  7. Hi Brandi,

    I just found your blog through Wow us Wednesdays. I'm also a new blogger after reading other's for years! I'm your newest follower.


    I love the job you did on this basket! It is so cute.


    Have a great day.
    Pam @ Our Adventures in Home Improvement

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  8. I have to admit, after hearing that the heart wouldn't come off, I wasn't sure...but you proved me WRONG! I love, love, love it!!

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  9. Cute basket! I love the antiqued look.

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  10. Brandi, I am loving all of your latest projects! I haven't had as much time to catch up on reading my favorites, so I had to stop in and check on you! I have a little wooden basket that needs redoing too. Yours turned out so great. I am thinking I may have to wait for some spring/summer weather before I get to most of my painting projects...the weather here just is not cooperating with my to do list. :)

    Just wanted to check in and say Hi!
    Blessings,
    Holly
    http://hallelujahsbyholly.blogspot.com

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  11. I'm lovin' it Brandi! That's so cute. And I like the heart. :)

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  12. oh I love it!! Im cracking up over "no frills".. reminds me of Pathmark No frills food..god do you remember that?? haha
    Tana

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  13. So cute you do the greatest projects!

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  14. Way to go Brandi! Looks so different and what a great price!

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  15. It was so clever to paint it that way - you can hardy notice the pesky heart :).

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  16. Whoa, the stripes are perfect!!

    Kelly

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  17. I just love how this turned out!!! It looks so great.

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  18. Love the gray stripes. Thanks for linking up to my party!

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  19. Great stripes! Looks very rustic.

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  20. Brandi that turned out so adorable! I love the stripes!! Sorry about your fingers. The heart is cute too all striped-y! :)

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  21. Brandi, I'm loving the grey and white stripes. I'm seeing that color combo ev.ery.where. and love how great it looks on your basket. The distressing rocks! Beautiful (as always!)

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  22. I do, I do! Isn't that Classic Gray a gorgeous color? I'll have to show you how I went crazy with it in my home :)

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  23. OMGosh! That is so cute! Love it. You totally inspire me. Now, I just need to get to the thrift store!
    I did a shelf makeover awhile back~I think it cost 4.99 and was about waist high....some white paint, sanded edges and it now displays my mix of mixing bowls and cookbooks!

    Will be back to visit! Love your stuff!
    Have a wonderful weekend.

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  24. Hey Brandi! New follower here! Love the basket! Dont you hate it when you want something to come off and its like they cemented it to it! I do have an idea, you could go to like lowes or home depot and buy you a house number and paint it to match your basket it and place it over the heart;)

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  25. This is so cute. I have an old wooden basket that I was thinking about re-doing just this morning. Thanks for the inspiration to actually get it done! I'm your newest follower.

    Melanie
    youmadethat.blogspot.com

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  26. So cute! The stripes made me smile too. :) Love how unique you made it!

    Donna

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