Wednesday

Painted Wooden Basket

A drab little wooden basket flea market find is transformed with paint

Nothing better than a good flea market find at a great price!

Yeah, I've been there. I've found lots of really good stuff at flea markets, and at really good prices.

Many times, I get stuff I don't necessarily need. But, if the item is somewhat cute and at a great price, it has to come home with me. šŸ˜‰

Ha, last week I kept on evaluating that philosophy when I was collecting items from the basement to sell at the flea market next weekend.

I found LOTS of stuff laying there, looking mostly the same way as they did the first day I got them. And the worst part is that they haven't been used.


This small wooden basket is one of those items. It looks ten times better in this picture than it looked in real life. It was just a drab little basket I got for one or two bucks, like two years ago.


So, I decided to transform it with paint. ---> Two coats of my not so secret white - homemade chalk paint - but hey, too white.

A drab little wooden basket flea market find is transformed with paint

All those slats were perfect for some color... Ahhh, much better. :)

A drab little wooden basket flea market find is transformed with paint

The inside stayed white.

A drab little wooden basket flea market find is transformed with paint

A before and after of the side with those cute hearts. ❤❤❤

A drab little wooden basket flea market find is transformed with paint

And of course, for the first time ever I used it... At least to take some pics. šŸ˜Š

A drab little wooden basket flea market find is transformed with paint

As I said, I'm bring it with me to try to sell it this weekend. I hope someone get to use it a bit more than I did.

A drab little wooden basket flea market find is transformed with paint

It makes a good mother's day present, isn't it.

The rosy slats were painted with Americana-Acrylic paint -Melon- 
at 50 & 25% strength (adding white paint)
The blue is - ASCP - Duck Egg Blue   


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5 comments :

  1. Aww, the basket looks so pretty now! Love the colors you chose! I bet it sells fast!

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  2. Looks cute in those colours. Hey, you could make some of those, the pattern is easy to trace or copy. Two end pieces and some slats!

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  3. A fantastic makeover Cristina. Good luck at your sale this weekend! It will go quickly!

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  4. Cristina,
    Now I want to go to Good Will just to remake an old wooden basket. LOL, it's beautiful and I love the colors. Happy Mother's Day!

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  5. Ayyy pero que lindos colores has pintado ese bascket ,, me gusta mucho la combinaciĆ³n de los colores

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