Monday, September 24, 2012

Pretty and Organized




The weather has been so beautiful, it's great to work outdoors.  I'm doing little projects like this one in the garage where I can enjoy those nice temperatures!

I'm finishing things in my daughter's bedroom, these baskets are going to go there to help her keep the room organized. Let's hope she uses them!



But of course they had to be dress up to go to my girly girl's room

The plan:  Painted stripes and a tag

The materials:  Paint, painters tape, spray adhesive, scraps pieces of wood, wooden tags, chalk paint (I used Self-Stick Chalkboard Sheets), jute twine.

Tools: Drill





The painters tape is placed around the baskets to form the stripes.



Spray paint the taped area, covering the areas you don't want to paint.  I run out of white spray paint. I had to continue applying acrylic paint with a brush, either way is OK, though spray painting goes a lot faster.




The scrap pieces of 1/4" plywood were painted white and two small holes were drilled on each side.  The wooden tags bought at Michel's (30 cents each) were then attached using spray adhesive.




The tag was secured to the basket with jute twine.



The baskets ready to be fill up with stuff.


If you want to check them in her room, click HERE.


Easy, right?




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40 comments:

modern jane said...

I have these baskets and now I want to do this! Looks great!

Our Pinteresting Family said...

SO cute, Cristina! I love the labels.

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

lovely! the stripes and the labels are really cute!

The Golden Sycamore said...

These baskets are adorable! I love how you were able to dress them up and customize them for not a lot of time and money! Stopping over from Elizabeth and Co.

Allison

Erin Kaven said...

gonna steal the tag idea for my bathroom baskets. thanks.

Athena at Minerva's Garden said...

These are really pretty organizing baskets, Christina, and the wonderful chalkboard tags are a great idea!

Cre8ive Motives said...

What a great idea! Love the stripes and chalkboard tag :)

Petie@inspirednesting.com said...

Great idea! Love the tags that you added. Good luck keeping your daughter organized. My 11 yo needs a little push every now and then :)

Jenn Lifford said...

These look great!! So much more stylish! I always love a good organization project!

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

Very pretty way to dress up the baskets.

Dee

Cindy said...

So cute! That's a great project that I might have to steal!

Cristina said...

Cristina :) He estado muy desaparecida porque casi todo lo que voy haciendo lo cuelgo en mi página de facebook, pero nuevamente me he metido en tu página y he podido ver cosas maravillosas. Estas cestas para organizar libros y demás me encantan. Les has dado tu toque a unas cestas que en principio eran simples y posiblemente aburridas. Estupendas ;)

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A Walk in the Countryside said...

I love how you spruced them up! Where did you find the chalkboard sheets?

Brandy~GreyLaneHome said...

I love how they came out. Cute!!!

Cristina Garay said...

Thanks Everyone!

I found the chalkboard sheets long time ago at a Dollar store. At that price I should've gotten more packages, but no, I just got 1.

Lizzi's Creations said...

These are so cute! It's amazing how just a few simple touches can add so much to a basket.

Jan Freeman said...

I love this project!! Definitely going to pin!

Maria Elena said...

Christina, just gorgeous! I love basket and yours are just fabulous! Great inspiration!

Green Willow Pond said...

I love these with the stripes! Where did you get the baskets? Great job!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful!

Laura D. C. said...

This is so cute, love it! :)

Just discovered your blog and I'm glad I did, I love everything you post in it. Following you now with bloglovin :)

Wedding dresses said...

I would name your blog the dreamland! While Santa knocks at our door just once per year, you blog is open the whole year – wow!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Great idea to spray paint the baskets and I love those little tags. Who wouldn't stay organized with these? Thanks for sharing.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

This is such an easy and clever fix for disorganized frazzled gals... and it is fun too!
I love the new look of your baskets!
Please stop by StoneGable for TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS, going on now!!!!
Your project would be a welcomed addition!

DearHelenHartman said...

Adorable! What a clever way to keep order.

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

Such a great idea and they look perfect! Love the labels, too.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

How lovely, pretty Christina! My daughter Sofia did this kind of organizing for her little girls to put away their toys and things..one seems to follow orders, but the 5 year old just wants to play, lol..The labels are great, I will show this to Sofie. Thanks for yhour wonderful and sweet visit, I'm so happy to be back visiting with you. Love,
FABBY

Honey at 2805 said...

Thank you for sharing your fabulous Fall inspiration and creativity at Potpourri Friday!

Nancy at maddalee™ said...

Just beautiful, Cristina! I love to keep up with the clutter and am always looking for pretty bins, baskets, buckets...whatever might work.

Have a good day, Nancy

Ellora Drinnen said...

These look great! I love the stripes and the tags you created are fantastic. I love how you dressed up these baskets. Thanks for sharing!

Angela @ Number Fifty-Three said...

Thanks so much for your great comment on my dining room reveal! I love your basket project. I have tried so many things with my oldest, but I still cannot get him to keep his room clean.

Have a great week!

Angela

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

I love easy and super cute too!

Jae said...

Love this. I've been thinking about doing something similar to a planter (also made out of banana leaves like the baskets)

Brooke @ Inside-Out Design said...

Super cute! I love the stripes!!

Jessica said...

Very pretty! I love how you personalized the baskets with paint. Those tags add the perfect finishing touch!

Dawn Sherman said...

where did you purchase the baskets? great idea. love your blog.

Cristina Garay said...

Thanks Dawn! They were bought at Ross, $7.99 each.

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Beautiful! Love the simple stripes on the bottom!

Christy James said...

Such a simple update really gives these baskets so much personality! You always share such great ideas! Thanks for joining our party :)

Mandy Hank said...

Cristina, these are a great way to update plain baskets- love them!! Thank you so much for linking up with Get Your DIY On, I hope you'll join us for February's theme on Feb.2nd and link up projects that you love! See you there :)

Mandy @ The Hankful House Blog

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