Remember when baskets and basket making were really popular? At one time I had so many baskets my dad commented that if a tornado ever hit our house I'd get poked to death. I'm sure he was just being the concerned father. Yeah...right. Thanks dad!
I got rid of most of my baskets long ago, but a few favorites have hung around. Literally, hung in the basement or barn. This is one I couldn't part with. I love the shape, but the colors were faded and blah. So I decided to do something about it or get rid of it.
Somewhere between this picture and the next, I either lost the step-by-step pictures, or forgot to take them. I did this project a while ago, so I don't remember.
I stained just the handle and diamond shapes with some old stain I had, using a foam brush, squeezing most of the stain out of the brush first. The stain happened to be Spanish oak color. After letting it dry, I taped off the stained parts and spray painted a coats of white primer, followed by several light coats of white. Very easy, and I love the way it turned out. I'm storing my dishtowels in it. Here are some pictures of it on my new shelves.
I've been playing on Picnik too. I love the sepia feature. I'm hoping all these features stay when it transfers to google.
Have a lovely day!
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