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Restyled Picnic Basket

July 17, 2013

Restyled Picnic Basket

Another restyled quickie.

I found this picnic basket at a yard sale a couple of weeks ago. I’m a sucker for a basket with a lid. I usually repurpose them into stackable storage.

Check out this cute little tray inside.

Unfortunately it had problems on one of the handles.

I decided the problems were not big enough issues to turn down this gem. It was only a dollar!

I cleaned up the basket and dry-brushed all the surfaces with white acrylic paint.

Even the tray got some attention. I could have stopped there, but…

…I found a cute apple print fabric that I ripped into strips and wrapped around the problems on the handle. I love it! Perfect fix!

The same fabric was used to add a bow on one of the handles.



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  1. Love what you did for that basket, it was meant for you. And only a $1, oh my. You sure would have been crazy to pass it up. I love it, so darned cute. Great save on handle.
    I have 3 or 4 of the old style with the top coming up on both ends I got in KY, now we live in western CO. One I spray painted and use to store craft tools, etc. when I work out in kitchen on our island. Had hubs put a piece of wood on bottom and casters so I can just pull it by the handle back to craft room. I love it. Found couple of other smaller baskets at Goodwill and local thrift store that I store stuff in also. I have way too much craft stuff. Think it’s time I painted those two, would be fun project. Your basket inspired me to want to paint them. Have fun whatever you do, happy summer.

  2. Love your dry brushing! Pinned to my beachy board:) When I first saw your orange name across the basket , i thought it was a stripe! Which was appealing too! I posted anchor dress to Sew Can Do. Stop by:)

  3. It looks lovely after the fix! I love its new color! 🙂

  4. I cannot get over how amazing that basket looks now. Took a little work but look how elegant it is now. This is such a wonderful and inspiring post. I would love it if you would share this post at our WIW linky party. Hope you can join us today!

  5. I love this. I have dry brushed several baskets white, but haven’t blogged about them yet. I guess I want to add something to them yet. I like the fabric you added. I’d love it if you would share this at “What We Accomplished Wednesday,” at Green Willow Pond. It goes live on Tuesday nights at about 6 PM EST. Have a great week!

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