Friday, July 4, 2014

A Basket Case - Recognize That Basket From My Mom's Garage???

Happy Fourth of July! I hope you have a great holiday weekend and stay safe!
It has been an unusually quiet week here. My kids are away visiting their grandparents and my husband has laryngitis. Needless to say I've been hitting it hard trying to get as many projects accomplished because I know next week will be a different story after the kids return home.
So here is one small project I did. I got this round brown basket from my mom's garage a couple months ago. It sits in the bay window of our dining room in a designated sitting area.

After looking at it for a couple of months I decided to paint it. I know there is no going back once I paint it but there is always more paint and I can change the color if I decide to! I really wanted a fresh, more modern look to the basket. I found some adorable beachy looking baskets with navy blue stripes at Target that were my inspiration for color! I wanted contrasting colors on the basket but nothing too "matchy matchy" for this particular room.

I painted the bottom portion of the basket with Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Gloss in Celery. So it isn't white! I sprayed in the direction of the pattern and the paint went on with a nice smooth coat.
See below - I sprayed using strokes left to right and back and forth to get even coverage.
Sitting the basket upside down over a bucket allowed it to dry without being touched.
This is the sitting area. 
 I painted the inside of the basket too! 
 After taping the inside and outside areas, I painted the handles in Valspar Satin Indigo Streamer.
I think it's a keeper! What do you think? Have you painted any baskets lately?

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