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DIY Weathered Basket

I have a serious love for baskets, I have them in almost every room and today I’m showing you how to update a basket by giving it a weathered look.   Baskets are abundant at thrift stores and super inexpensive, I grabbed this one a few years back for 2 bucks!

Get the look of a weather basket, fabulous tutorial with step by step directions with pictures

 

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Supplies:

Angle Paintbrush, 1-Inch
Grey paint
White paint
Rag
Basket
Water-Based Polycrylic Clear Spray (if using outside)

Before

Learn how to makeover a basket and give it a weathered look

Directions

Give the basket a good cleaning with a soapy wet rag and let it dry.

You can use any grey paint you already have on hand.  If you feel it might be too dark, add a little bit of white paint and mix the two colors together.  Grab a dry paint brush and dip the bottom part of the bristles into the paint. Using the brush, get into all the crevices of the basket, inside and out. You don’t need to have every inch of the basket covered.

Learn how to makeover a basket and give it a weathered look

 

 After you have finished allow the first coat to dry, it shouldn’t take long.  Next add a layer of white paint . I only applied 2 layers but you can apply as many or as few layers as you want until you have achieved the look you are after.

Learn how to makeover a basket and give it a weathered look

 Spray with a coat of Polycrylic to protect it from the outdoor elements, it’s OK o skip this step if you are using the basket indoors.

Get the look of a weather basket, fabulous tutorial with step by step directions with pictures

It’s the perfect addition to our downstairs bathroom.

Get the look of a weather basket, fabulous tutorial with step by step directions with pictures

Get the look of a weather basket, fabulous tutorial with step by step directions with pictures

great tutorial on turning a dark basket into a weathered basket

If you missed our downstairs bathroom when we refinished it a few years back after a fire, you can find more of it here. 

It’s that time again, when each of us makeover a thrift store find, a little inspiration for everyone!

Come see all the fabulous makeover from thrift store finds

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You can find more of my thrift store makeovers below, thanks for stopping in today!

 

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