Wicker Basket Makeover

Spray painted wicker basket

A few weeks ago I came across a wicker basket for $1 at my local grocery store. It was rather plain and boring, which is probably why it was $1. I knew it would be perfect for holding craft supplies in but it definitely need a little tlc. I used my purple fall wreath from last year as inspiration for this wicker basket makeover. I just love the dark purple and burlap combo!

I began by covering it with primer. This was my first time painting a wicker basket so I’m not sure what the norm is but I used almost an entire can of Krylon primer. Maybe I’m just OCD and it didn’t need that much but I wanted to make sure it was fully covered. After priming it I used Rustoleum spray enamel in antique white. I’m pretty sure this is my new favorite spray paint! Am I late to the game? Have people been using this spray paint for awhile and I’m just now discovering it? Well, it’s awesome and I’m now looking for reasons to use it again.

Burlap Basket

Anyways, so I took a 4 inch wide piece of burlap, folded it in half and sewed one of the sides together. You could just cut a 2inch piece of burlap but I like it folded. To finish it off I hot glued the burlap and purple rosettes on top. I’m so happy with the way it turned out. It makes me wish I hadn’t gotten rid of my old wicker baskets, I could have pretty baskets all over the house!


Spray Painting Wicker

Now are you ready for some Halloween ideas? Or is it too early? I’m dying to start sharing a few ideas with you. Oh and stay tuned because next week is going to be AWESOME. More details on that coming up, but get ready for some fun things happening around here! ;)

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  1. says

    What a great idea. I have several baskets that could use a makeover, but I never actually thought about it. Now I know what to do with them! Thanks for sharing at the Let’s Do Something Crafty Linky Party, that’s where I found your post!

  2. says

    You just turned a boring $1 basket into a full of fun $20. I love that you mixed the burlap with the rosettes. I have a few baskets that I have been itching to spray paint some life into. You have me inspired to pick some new colors now:-)

  3. Chrissie says

    Just stunning, I am now your newest follower. I bought an old wicker shopping basket the other day from a reclaim shop, and am going to paint it. Am loving your blog!

  4. says

    These are adorable! I am SO going to raid my storage closet and begin collecting everyone’s old wicker baskets that they don’t want and do this! :) Thanks for sharing this with us!! LOVE!

  5. says

    This basket turned out so cute. I love what the burlap and flowers added to it. I am your newest follower. I hope you’ll visit Posed Perfection and maybe even follow me back. Have a great weekend!

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