Aug 24

the wicker basket redo

I have had this basket of toys in the car for quite sometime now. It makes for easy access while still being contained. I can easily bring the basket into the house and switch out the toys in it. It really has been a great little system for us.

While I love the convenience of just throwing the toys in there for a quick clean up, I am not a big fan of wicker. So to solve my dilemma, I decided to spray paint it. A lot of boring or ugly things can be restored to beauty with a simple coat of paint. So without further ado, the wicker basket redo. PicMonkey Collage What you will need:

-not so cute wicker basket

-spray paint

-cardboard box (I used a cereal box)

Simply place your basket on the cardboard box outside and spray away. Follow the directions on your spray can for the distance to hold the can from the basket. Make sure to spray from all angles. Let it dry. Flip it over and spray all sides and surfaces from the bottom too. After that dries, do a light second coat. I like to leave about an hour between coats. IMG_1537 A few pointers and tips:

-The basket will be sticky for a day or so.

- For better results, use a spray paint that says “for wicker” on it. I have had great results with Krylon.

- Bring your basket inside to dry so you don’t have a million bugs on your finished product.

Now it’s a cute, convenient basket full of fun new toys. I know its super simple, but it’s easy to forget how simple things can bring joy to our lives and homes. So maybe its a wicker basket or maybe it’s a shelf or side table that needs a touch of happiness. Color can do a lot to brighten your home and bring a spark of inspiration to the room.

With my finished basket in hand, we are all ready for our road trip next weekend. More on that later. For now, I will just sit back and enjoy my cute basket of fun!

As shared on Frugally Sustainable.