Saturday, July 23, 2011

Shabby Basket

Here is a quick little redesign I wanted to share. As much as I love working on furniture, I really enjoy giving small items more character. As soon as I saw this basket, I knew what I wanted to do with it.

This is how I found it. I pick these up at garage sales, thrift stores, and flea markets all the time. They're great for corralling items. This one I wanted to make pretty.

After adding my roses, I slathered on several thick coats of gesso. I liked the cracked white plaster look, so I didn't do a wash.

A great way to give an ordinary basket a little shabby character. I'm going to be doing a larger version of this with a different design and finish.

Sharing With:
My Repurposed Life: Catch As Catch Can
Faded Charm: White Wednesday
Beyond The Picket Fence: Under $100 Linky Party
Southern Hospitality: Thrifty Treasures
Under The Table and Dreaming: Sunday Showcase
Debbiedoos: Newbie Party
Homemaker On A Dime: Creative Bloggers


  1. Love it. So different from how it started. How did you get the roses on there?

  2. Very pretty. I think it looks like it is made from plaster! :D

  3. Awesome! I'm not quite brave enough to do the furniture yet, but this I can try my hand at. Baby steps...

  4. Hmmmmm, didn't you just buy those tables from my Great Estate Collectible sale? How do you work so fast? They look FABULOUS!! I always tell people paint is our friend!! Great seeing you this weekend!!

  5. I've come across a million baskets like that and don't even think twice about buying one - wow, love the way it looks now! Great job - as always!!
    xo tRACI

  6. MAJOR **WoW** Factor!*!*! That by far is your BeSt Piece!!! Just FaBuLouS!!!
    Jeanine, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!

  7. What a great change for a simple basket! It looks wonderful!

  8. Wow. That basket sure looks great after you got hold of it. Nice work

  9. It went from plain to pretty. Great job!


  10. Who would have thought? Well you of course! Love it!

  11. Lovely re-do and good for a garden plant. Thought it's more durable.

  12. after seeing your basket, I thanked God I didn't get rid of a couple I considered donating! I'm gonna give it a try.

    Please come over to my blog and give me an opinion of what you would do with my fireplace I've got posted there. I'm stumped.

  13. This turned out great! Did you make plaster roses? Beautiful job!!
    Happy WW!!

  14. Loving this.....
    what kind of roses did you use? it a lot!!

  15. This is so cute! Looks really good white and chippy. Thanks for sharing with my newbie party. Always nice to have you.

  16. very cool technique rosemary! The basket looks great!


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