Basket-painting. Oh, yes.
Basket-painting is totally my jam. It’s one of those little projects that I’ve done that’s turned out well each time (so far). It’s easy. It’s inexpensive. Plus, I really enjoy doing it. And I have oodles of extraneous baskets laying about, so it’s a total win-win. Basket-painting takes an otherwise boring basket and transforms it into a piece of art. Floats my boat every time. I mean, seriously, what’s not to like?
My obsession began when I painted this little guy as I decorated for Christmas….
So, simple. But I still love it just as much as I did on Day One.
Then, I Polyshaded my way to happiness with my basketcases…
Now… it’s onto our front room. Remember this cabinet? I last discussed it back when I added chicken wire...
After living with it for a while, I decided that the inside of the unit needed to be brightened up some. I thought about painting the interior, but decided to start by tweaking the woven boxes inside and see where that led. I felt that they were a bit too drab, (enter Yoda voice) so paint them, I must.
I wanted some light, brightness, so I pulled out some white paint + primer that I had in the garage along with this grey craft paint….
I removed the lids to the baskets, and gave the top half of the base a coat of white paint (I could swear that I took pictures of this part, but alas, they’re nowhere to be found.)
Anyways, once the white paint was dry, I added grey paint to the bottom half. I simply eye-balled the middle and freehanded a line around the perimeter of the box with a small artists brush, using the baskets’ weave as a guide…
…and then I filled in below my line with a larger brush….
I decided to leave the lid as-is for some contrast. And here’s how they turned out…
And here they are back in the cabinet (I keep switching the arrangement back and forth, so I thought I’d include shots of both. Ya know, since I’m an over-sharer.) …
The baskets definitely liven up the cabinet, for sure. And I love the simple blocks of color. I still want to paint the inside of the unit a light, bright color (and maybe the outside as well?) just to give the cabinet more interest, but I’m hereby undecided on color. Or…. OR, maybe I should paint the LEGS! Just throwing that out there. Ideas are flowin’, people!
So, anyways, this was a simple, quick, free and easy project that I’d happily do again. And probably will soon. Watch OUT!! No basket is safe!! 😉
What do you guys think? Anybody have any thoughts on a color for the unit? Paint the inside only? Outside too? LEEEEGGGGS??? Also, can anyone tell me if I can conceal our wireless modem? Or does it need to be visible behind glass??? I have a feeling that I’m thinking old-school on this one.
Lastly, you may find me to be MIA over the next week. I’ll be taking a step back, raising my hands from the keyboard, and spending some much needed vay-cay time with the family. Woo-hoo! So, I hope everybody has a great week!!
6 thoughts on “Wee bit o’ basket painting”
Nice touch! s there anything you can’t do? Love your work. Keep it up.
Thanks, Dad! 🙂
You are the basket queeeen! Super cute!
Queen of the Baskets… I LIKE IT!!! I’m seeing a little basket tiara and woven hemp robe complete with glowing thistle scepter for which to grant little basket wishes. Haha! Thanks a bunch! 😉