I LOVE baskets and I’m sure most of you do too. And what I LOVE even more is when you can take a 1/2 bushel basket that looked like this……
…….and transform it into this!
I stained the baskets with a vinegar and steel wool solution which you can read about here. However, I sprayed the baskets with a garden hose after I applied the solution because it does stink. Then I let them dry in the sun. I really like how they turned out using this solution and I would use it again.
I Mod-Podged two different graphics from The Graphic Fairy on the front of each basket.
The picnic basket you see below also got a new look……
To achieve this look, I first spray painted the entire basket white. Next, I applied a dark wax and then dry brushed a light and dark gray on it. Again I used another graphic from The Graphic Fairy. Except this time instead of using paper I printed this one on the fabric. I then Mod-Podged it to the front.
I’m so glad that baskets are making a come back! These are only a few of the baskets that I brought into the garage from the shed.
And to think while I was out thrifting today, I picked up three more!
As always, thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.
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