Farmhouse Fabulous Vintage Basket Upcycle


Happy Wednesday, Friends!  Over the weekend I picked up a vintage basket at one of my favorite thrift stores.  I really love deep baskets for pretty storage especially those with lids, which are harder to come by. All it needed was a little love...


Upcycled vintage farmhouse basket


Here's a closer peek at how it looked when I brought it home. It was in really good condition, just dull and faded.  I decided to keep the existing pale red band near the bottom...


Upcycled vintage farmhouse basket



...so I taped those sections before painting it.


Upcycled farmhouse basket



White spray paint always works wonders!


Upcycled vintage thrift store basket


Once it dried, I got out some Yesteryear chalk paint I received from DecoArt. Isn't it a great color?


Upcycled farmhouse basket
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I added a gray band above the taped red sections--two thin coats. 


Upcycled farmhouse basket


What do you think? I love how the white and gray paint accentuate the red band. 


Upcycled vintage farmhouse basket



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Upcycled vintage farmhouse basket



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14 comments:

  1. Your basket looks fabulous! It had great "bones" and your transformation made it such a pretty piece! :) ~Rhonda

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  2. Wow, what a difference! Funny but the red band looks pink in the before picture. I really like the grey accent with the red. Nice basket and now it looks brand new!
    :-)
    Cecilia

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  3. Really turned out gorgeous! I love baskets!

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  4. Great basket for storage and love how you refreshed it. I have been looking for baskets at "our" favorite Thrift store ... how did I miss that one !!! Love that paint and hope Home Depot continues to carry it.
    Hugs,
    Audrey Z.

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  5. Wonderful storage basket. Love the way you updated it too. It is always a good thrifting day when you find a basket with a lid.

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  6. What an improvement on this great basket, Cecilia!

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  7. Reminds me of one of my favorite sing songs a Tisket a Tasket...a little ditty to stick in your head! Happy National Thrift Shop Day! Kari
    http://www.nationaldaycalendar.com/2016/08/16/august-17-2016-national-i-love-my-feet-day-national-thrift-shop-day/

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  9. Very fabulous!! I have seen those baskets while thrifting and they are usually a real mess. You found a great one and the painting made it even better.

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  10. There is nothing better in life right now for me than white paint either spray or brush on. Your basket looks much happier now LOL

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  11. Great idea. I see baskets at the thrift store all the time and it has never dawned on me to paint them!!

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  12. Such an unusually sized and shaped basket, Cecilia--great find and lovely makeover. I do like the gray and red stripes :)

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  13. Such a fun and unique shape to that basket. I must admit, I don't refurbish a lot of things...so I hadn't thought how you could freshen up a basket! Nice tip!

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