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Monday, February 18, 2013

Quick and Easy Decorative Wicker Storage Basket Makeover

Hi, friends!  Today I am sharing my wicker storage basket makeover.  My mother gave me this basket back in the fall, and it has been wonderful place to store my craft supplies in that I use often.  It is the perfect size to hold  a lot of "stuff", but didn't look so great in my family room.  So, I decided to give it a makeover that would blend in with my decor.

Decorative Wicker Storage Basket Makeover


Here is a very bad before photo that I took with my phone.  I was about to spray it and forgot that I hadn't taken a before pic.  It had a beige cloth liner in it that I am still using, but I glued it to the inside of the basket.  

basket before Decorative Wicker Storage Basket Makeover

I used Krylon Brushed Metallic Spray Paint.  It took 3 cans of paint, and it actually could have used one more coat.  It takes a lot of paint to get in all of those grooves.  I'm a huge fan of  Martha Stewart's Cast Bronze, but brushing this basket would have been a major task.  It was spray paint to the rescue. I was so excited that Krylon had a spray paint that was very close.

Decorative Wicker Storage Basket Makeover

Once the paint was dry, I added this beautiful ribbon that I actually won in an awesome giveaway from my sweet friend, Peggy at PJH Designs.  I still have so many great items to use from that giveaway.  I had just the right amount to go around the basket.  I was meant to be used just for that!  I used my glue gun to glue the ribbon on.  

                          French ribbon on decorative storage basket makeover

If you have followed my blog for very long, you know that I am an antique skeleton key addict!!  I can't get enough of them.  I thought about adding a bow, rosettes or the initial M that looked good on it.  I decided to go with a mini frame with an antique key that I had made awhile back.  It was the perfect fit on the basket.  I also hot glued the frame on it, too.  

antique skeleton key on frame used to decorate wicker basket

If you love antique keys like I do, you can check out these ideas here and here for ways to decorate with them.  

Decorative Wicker Storage Basket Makeover

I love the new look, and now it blends in perfectly with my decor.  This is a super easy way to give a new look to any basket.  Now,  if I could just find a few more places to store the rest of my crafting supplies.  

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I always  love hearing from you.   I hope you have a wonderful, blessed week.


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60 comments:

Kathe said...

I love this Kathy! It is beautiful! I will be looking for a basket of my own the next time I am out shopping!

Penny Phillips said...

What a great basket make over! I love the ribbon that you won at Peggy's..she is so sweet! Hugs, Penny

Selene Galindo said...

Your basket turned out very pretty! I love the bronze effect but my favorite is the key!! Adds the perfect touch!
Selene @ restorationbeauty.com

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

the bronze effect looks terrific! well done

Mary Marcotte said...

I actually have a basket sort of like this one that is plain white. I keep it in a closet because it's too plain! I guess you can figure out the rest. I think I'll spray it to match the sewing studio--can never have enough baskets there, right? Thanks for the info; I love the key.

Peggy Hale said...

Kathy it turned out so pretty! I love that color and the ribbon looks great on it. Thanks for stopping by and linking up at Transformed Tuesday. Hugs, Peggy

sweetinspirationsbyjpdesigns.blogspot.com said...

Love it, Kathy....the ribbon is perfect and that cameo with the key is the perfect touch! It reminds me of the tiny one that holds my great grandmother's photo that you may have seen in my "Ivory Heart Pocket" post!
Hugs,
JP

Brenda said...

How absolutely lovely!! Thanks for sharing, Kathy. You did a terrific job! :)

Brenda
ChattingOverChocolate.blogspot.com

Meredith @ The Laundry Can Wait said...

Great makeover, Kathy. The ribbon and key are lovely touches.

XOXO,
Meredith

thecottagediaries said...

Love it! The key is a lovely touch.

X
Molly
thecottagediaries.blogspot.co.nz

With A Blast said...

I LOVE this Kathy! Well done as usual :-)

Sumaya at Evocative Vintage said...

Great job! I never thought to use spray paint on basketware...so cool and your embellishments are perrrfect!

hugs
Sumaya

Lisa said...

This is just lovely! Fantastic job of taking something mundane and making it chic (I think I may have to try it)! Hope you can stop by the enchanted oven for a visit.
xo,
Lisa

coloritsimple said...

Hi Kathy! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog Color It Simple. I am now your newest follower. I hope you can follow back as well

BTW Luv, Luv, the basket makeover....I love all things wicker so this was right up my ally. Perrrrrfect....

Debbie Borthwick said...

What a great job, Kathy!! I love the little key decor on the front, finishes it off perfectly!
Debbie :)

Donna Wilkes said...

Love the script ribbon and the framed key as accents on this basket.

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

I love the paint shade that you chose, and the French print ribbon is just right! Well done!

Linda Bouffard said...

How cute is this, Kathy? Wonderful. I wouldn't have thought of that. Hmm.. I have lots of baskets. How have you been? Linda

Linda Primmer said...

Your basket is a lovely treasure I love the additions. So very french looking. Your blog is so pretty.

Ana Lopes said...

Great project Kathy!Love it!
Have a fabulous day!
Hugs from Portugal,

Ana Love Craft
www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

Ali said...

This is lovely. My friend's daughter is having a picnic theme for her wedding and these basket are a wonderful idea for her day.
Ali x

wilson tom said...

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Theresa said...

I love how your baskets turned out! Hope to see you again soon @ DearCreatives.com

Ashley C. said...

What a cute little mini frame - where did you get it? Visiting from Liz Marie!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Kathy, This is such a great idea and it looks beautiful! Thanks for linking to the Open House party.
xx, Sherry

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

I love old keys and this is a beautiful way to use one! What a great way to pretty up some storage!

Laurie@SimplyCreatingHome said...

Your basket makeover is so pretty! I love how you used the scripted ribbon and the skeleton key.

Emily Santos said...

Kathy, this is amazing. I would love to make something like this. I think this would be really cute and elegant to take on a picnic, or to create some type of gift. Actually, my cousin's birthday is coming up ... i might this out, and add some memory stuff in it. Thanks for the great idea!

I also love your blog ... and Lakehsore Drive ... that's Toronto? Glad to "meet" other Canada blogs. Thanks for joining our blog hop this week.

emily
A Day in Durham

Marie bloominghomestead said...

Love this, thank you so much for linking up and sharing at Crafty Tuesday this week!
-Marie

Mimi said...

Hey!
I came over from Jane's linky party. Love your basket redo! so pretty!!

Kara @ Petals to Picots said...

So pretty!

Heidi@OneCreativeMommy.com said...

Beautiful transformation, Kathy. I can't believe what a difference the spray paint made!

Ivy and Elephants said...

It looks so pretty! The embellishments are just perfect. Thanks for sharing with us.
Hugs,
Patti

Raising Reagan said...

I love the key embellishment...such a great touch!

Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection.
Please come back Friday to see if you were featured. :)

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Ruthie Armstrong said...

What a fun project! Thanks so much for sharing at Super Saturday Show & Tell :) xoxo~ Ruthie

Christine said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS Kathy!!

Thanks for linking up at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality! See you tomorrow evening! :)

Judy K said...

What a beautiful wicker basket transformation. I will be featuring it tomorrow night at my Winter Blues Wednesday party that opens Tuesday night at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

Judy K said...

What a beautiful wicker basket transformation. I will be featuring it tomorrow night at my Winter Blues Wednesday party that opens Tuesday night at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

Judy K said...

What a beautiful wicker basket transformation. I will be featuring it tomorrow night at my Winter Blues Wednesday party that opens Tuesday night at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

Judy K said...

What a beautiful wicker basket transformation. I will be featuring it tomorrow night at my Winter Blues Wednesday party that opens Tuesday night at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

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Terri Burfield said...

I love the basket and I love skeleton keys too! I buy them whenever I see them. I am going to check out your link to see what ways they can be used!

Leslie @ Violet Imperfection said...

Oh it is beautiful, I really love it!

Thank you for linking up to Raising Imperfection!
Leslie

Betsy Pool said...

This looks so lovely!! Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!!

Shannon Barefoot said...

What a lovely makeover! Thanks for linking up to The Weekly Creative.

Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

Fluster Buster said...

Thanks for sharing at Fluster's Creative Muster. I'm looking forward to seeing what you link up next week.

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello Kathy, this is just fantastic - so inspiring. I'll be featuring your post in this week's Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

Jann Olson said...

So so cute Kathy. Love the color! I have not used that before. I kind of like it not totally covered. Gives it a bit of a time worn look. The ribbon and key embellishments made it just so lovely! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

The Tablescaper said...

Great job!

Wonderful to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Hani Shabbir said...

How cute! I love the key detail.. :)

Kendra Williams said...

Kathy, your wicker basket is so adorable! Thank you for sharing on Crafty Thursday Obsessions!

Jocie@TheBetterHalf said...

I am diggin' that ribbon, Kathy! LOVE IT!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

so cute, love the key in the frame to really set this off! thanks for joining in on the party!!

Claire Justine said...

Love the basket, great idea :) Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Mondays...

Anna Stillwell said...

Beautiful. You made a normal basket look absolutely stunning. I love it. Very pretty.

Claire Justine said...

Thanks again for linking up over at Creative Mondays, featuring your post this week :)

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

Your basket turned out so cute! I love the ribbon and the framed key. Thank you for sharing it at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great weekend!

Hugs,
Deborah

Spatulas On Parade - Dawn said...

How cute. I really like this idea and I love re-purposing objects.
Thanks for sharing with us at In and Out of the Kitchen Link Up Party.
Dawn

Marlys Folly said...

I love this... Found you on in and out of the kitchen. Newest follower now.

Tammy said...

very cute! Thank you for sharing at Rustic Restorations Weekend!

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