I’m sharing an awesome painted wicker basket with you today! Why? Because It’s Thrift Store Decor Time! I love the second Wednesday of the month, and so do y’all! It’s always one of my most popular projects of the month. I hope you love this project as much as I do.
Don’t forget to check out the other projects below!
Thrift Store Wicker Basket Makeover
I started with this plain ole wicker basket. It was only a few bucks at one of my local junk malls. The basket sort of reminded me of a lidless picnic basket which gave me a GREAT idea to repurpose it.
Painted Wicker Basket
It’s perfect to use in the camper! I can gather all of my outdoor picnic supplies and only make one trip to set the table. Don’t you love the color?
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How to paint a wicker basket with a paint sprayer
Who would want to paint this wicker basket by hand? Not me! To paint this basket, I used my favorite Super Finish Max HVLP Paint sprayer.
Begin painting wicker basket upside down
I prefer to paint my projects upside down first. Why? Because if something gets messed up, it’s most likely to be the bottom that will most likely not be seen.
Think North South East & West
When painting a wicker basket, you need to paint from the bottom, top, left and right. It’s very difficult to get good coverage while painting wicker. Spray paint is always an option, but I love using latex wall paint in my paint sprayer to get colors that match other accessories.
Seal painted wicker basket
By suspending the basket by the handles, I was able to use a Spray Sealer on all sides. I’m sure the paint would have cured to a tough finish, but I was impatient to get it finished!
The gray basket is perfect to gather and transport all of my picnic supplies as I head out to the picnic table by the grill.
I’d love for you to pin it before you head off to check out these other great projects!
visit the links below
DIY Rustic Bathroom Mirror
Painted Wicker Basket
DIY Antique Crock
Repurposed Little Red Wagon
Making Decorative Garden Stones from Copper Molds
DIY Decorative Painted Box
Night Stand Makeover
I’m sure you’re going to love this month’s project from “the team”! I enjoy their projects as much as you do!
Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.