Monday, March 7, 2011

Wire basket and a can of paint...


My inspiration for this project came from Stephanie Lynn and her wire cubby project using these Closetmaid cubeicals from Target.
* Thanks, Stephanie Lynn *


I have searched antique stores looking for old wire baskets and most start around $65.
I purchased four of these on sale for $4.49 each.
Good deal, but far from the look I was going for - so I got to work... 

I first added a coat of this (very cool) textured spray paint and...


  went from nickel to "antique" in a matter of minutes...


I then dug through my "stash" and found white lace.


Again, not the look I was going for.
After a spot of tea..... it was the perfect shade.


I made my liner a bit different from Stephanie Lynn and added a little embroidery.


All done!


Before and after. 


 Even though I plan on making each liner a bit different from the other, I am IN LOVE with the spray paint and will be using it on all my baskets.

Happy Monday!

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17 comments:

Cheryl @ Sew Can Do said...

Really lovely. I've got to try that tea dying soon!

Terri said...

What a darling transformation, Lucy...they look completely vintage now! I wish I would have seen these baskets when I needed something for the inside of my craft hutch redo...they would have been perfect and about a third of the cost that I spent! Great find and beautiful job!!

Erin said...

I love this idea! I found your blog at the DIY Showoff. You have such great ideas and I'm your newest follower! I'd love it if you'd follow me back: http://stillwaterstory.blogspot.com/
Again, you did a fantastic job with this!! :-)

Debbie said...

A 'spot' of tea - LOVE it!

Shore Girl said...

Absolutely beautiful!!

Ashley said...

Love it!

kara@elements-interiors.net said...

I LOVE this! Its FAB!!! Come on 'ova and share this at my Linky Par-Tay!

*ENTER LINKY PAR-TAY Here! *

xoxokara

Crystal said...

Awesome!!! I love how it turned out....especially the monogram!!!!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Gail said...

Thanks for the step by step photos of your lovely project.
Carolleegail

A Cottage Muse said...

So happy I stopped by...this is a great idea!

Terri said...

Lucy from Florida -- Girl, if I can't find anything old; I'm coming to you for inspiration. I mean that rust maker is too much and of course I knew about the tea, but you made it very pretty; I am also a life long sewer and want to keep it an art as you so very well do with your own unique twist. Blessings Terri www.morningdewdrops.typepad.com

The DIY Show Off said...

Gorgeous! Great tips on 'antiquing'! :) Thanks for sharing in the DIY Project Parade.

Have a great week!

Roeshel

Sewing Chick said...

This looks amazing and pretty easy - peasy

Mariaelena said...

This is great...lovely....thanks for sharing....please check out my blog and follow along if you'd like....thanks,
Mariaelena

kara@elements-interiors.net said...

Thank you for linking up this great post last week! {Im a lil behind, eeekk!}

Its party time AGAIN!!! xoxokara



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Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Hi Lucy - Love Love Love the new color {and texture} What a fabulous idea! These are simply fantastic. Thanks so much for sharing and the link too - I greatly appreciate it. Hope you are enjoying your week =) Stephanie Lynn

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