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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. Your basket makeover is adorable! Love it! I am your newest follower :)


  2. LOVE IT!

    So beautiful and easy. You’re a natural :)

  3. Haylee Vowles says:

    I love it. The purple looks great with the natural tones.

  4. 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!

  5. I’ve been spray painting baskets for years…it’s amazing! Your basket turned out so pretty!

  6. Such a good idea! I have several baskets in the attic that I just didn’t know what to do with…Thank you for the inspiration :)

  7. 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:-)

  8. This is so cute! I need to redo some baskets for my daughter’s room and these are perfect. No, it is not too early for Halloween ideas, BRING IT!

    xoxo, Tanya :)

  9. Super cute! I love the little rosettes.

  10. I am so doing this. Brilliant! Thank you for sharing. :) Visit my site soon. I have a basket idea I will be posting in the hour.

  11. OH my!!! cuteness!! I need to do this!!

  12. I am always keeping my eyes out for a basket that I can makeover… I love those rosettes, so adorable!

  13. 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!

  14. 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!

  15. I LOVE it! Looks so chic and welcoming. I love the purple flowers. They really make it pop.

  16. So pretty, I love the purple!

  17. 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!

  18. Sweet idea! The purple makes such a gorgeous contrast to the neutral colours.

  19. That basket is adorable! I’m addicted to using baskets around our house and I love how you made this one extra pretty. The burlap and purple are great together :)

  20. Love this so pretty

    would love it if you could share this on my linky party Serenity Saturday, that runs from sat-thurs @ http://www.serenityyou.com

    Natasha xx

  21. It’s so cute!! Love the colors! I would love to have you come join my Get Social Sunday party and show off your awesome blog! http://alivedinhome.blogspot.com/2012/09/get-social-sunday.html

  22. How cute is this?! Great job!


  23. Your basket make over is awesome.. Come by and see me if you get a chance. Hugs, Cindy

  24. Great upcycle. I’ve got lots of plain wicker baskets around that I might just have to give a makeover too!

  25. What a cute way to turn a boring basket into something cute & personal. Love the purple too! Can’t beat the $1 price tag either.

  26. This is fantasic! I love the little roses. Such a clever idea. I’m a new follower from Craft-O-Maniac. It would be great if you’d follow me back at http://parklandparish.blogspot.com/

  27. Very cute! What a great way to transform a basket!

  28. This is seriously so adorable! I love that it’s simple, yet stands out. We’d love for you to share this at our party! http://housewivesofriverton.blogspot.com/2012/09/riverton-housewives-round-up-31.html

  29. Very cute!! I would love for you to stop by My Dream Canvas. Have a super weekend.

  30. Super cute! Thanks for stopping by for our Pretty Things Party. Hope to see you again next week!

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