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