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The Before and After of my old wicker baskets

BEFORE   AFTER

Yesterday evening I decided to take on another small DIY project, I transformed my old wicker baskets into two-toned wicker baskets. This idea is from the September “Chatelaine” issue that arrived in my Zinio account three days ago.

In their issue (page 20), they explain that it’s a 10-minute project “Just dip it: DIY two-toned paint effect”

When I read it, I knew it would be a good idea for me to try this one, it’s easy to do and it would give these old baskets a new life.

This project was also shown on “Cityline”, TV show that aired two days ago (August 14), the steps to follow are explained in the magazine and in their TV segment.

So, I tried it and this is how it went:

I started by protecting my table with old newspapers.

Then I brushed half of the wicker baskets with paint (you could also dip the baskets in paint as shown in the TV show and magazine).

These old baskets are now displayed in our bookshelves and used as storage for my son’s toys in our basement.

They go with the decor of our space and I’m no longer ashamed of displaying them.

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  • thelittleredhorse says:

    Love it! I am a newly “part time working” at home mom (was full time, and have now cut back to part time to spend time with my daughter) – love your log – looking forward to what you do next! Thanks for sharing!!

    August 16, 2012 at 4:03 pm
  • now at home mom says:

    Thank you very much! I hope you will enjoy your time with your daughter as much as I am enjoying mine! thank’s again and hope you keep visiting and sharing your thoughts 🙂

    August 16, 2012 at 4:10 pm
  • Asia @ Cape Cod Dreams says:

    What a great idea. I love that it adds a subtle but interesting pop of color. Very nice job.

    August 16, 2012 at 6:13 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much! yes it’s true the splash of color was needed in the very white bookshelves.
      Thank’s again!

      August 16, 2012 at 6:45 pm
  • 1akaruby3 says:

    nice! good idea! like the colors!!

    August 19, 2012 at 9:48 pm
  • arzea says:

    So much better!!!

    August 20, 2012 at 2:43 pm
  • Don Jordan says:

    Thanks for this post,I love that

    September 23, 2012 at 2:25 am
  • Wicker Baskets says:

    They look great! What kind of spray paint did you use?

    December 3, 2013 at 11:18 am
    • now at home mom says:

      it’s not spray paint, I dipped the baskets in paint, thank you very much for stopping by!

      December 5, 2013 at 8:13 pm

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