Before I start out this post, I just want to say thank you to everyone who’s visited here, commented or encouraged me. It really means a lot to know people actually read and enjoy the chronicles of my decorating/shopping OCD. It really, truly makes me happy : )
Now, onto the good stuff. But first, a disclaimer. This project was completely based off the fabulous Miss Mustard Seed’s basket redo. She’s brilliant and I’m just a copy cat : )
After being inspired by her fun and cheap basket, I was on the lookout for a blondie basket of my own, and came across the perfect one at a garge sale for just a buck.
Here she is in her blonde glory.
Now, Miss Mustard Seed did some fabulous I-make-the-world’s-most-beautiful-handpainted-furniture-for-a-living stain thing on hers. And here’s what happened when I tried to stain my basket…
Yeah, guess I won’t be going into the staining and/or handpainted furniture biz any time soon.
Annnnyway, I made my daily …errr… fairly regular trip to Hobby Lobby for some spray paint. I used some sort of leather-named (can’t remember exactly) spray paint from Krylon in gloss and sprayed the heck outta that sucker.
Then, I wrapped the metal handles in jute, using hotglue at either end to attach it.
Next, I used some extremely professional tools (ie, 50 cent acrylic paint and a hand-me-down kid’s paintbrush) to freehand a letter and numbers on the front.
Here it is in its new home under my ($15 garage sale!) coffee table.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t hold two stacks of mags like I thought it would, but at the last minute I added this double pail with handle for a finishing touch. I think the pails need something fun in them, like vintage paintbrushes or something. If you have any idea of what I could put in there that would sort of come out the top, let me know, because I want something in there, but am just not sure what yet.
Mine was holding some half-dead basil sprouts it came with, and those needed to go. (I’ve pretty much gone to a no-live-plants rule at my house. It’s just not fair to them to die such sad deaths.) So I put the jute in the little terrarium/cloche ($15 at TJ Maxx, and they still have a bunch) and voile, a new accessory! What do you think?
Well, that’s all from my little hive! What have you all been up to lately?