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DIY Tales: Painted Baskets

By No. 29 design on Dec 04, 2013

The wastebaskets that I placed in my mudroom as shoe storage once upon a time looked like this...

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I picked them up at HomeGoods for $7.99 each and they were fine as is. Painted and dipped baskets are everywhere lately so I decided to try my own version. I rummaged through my craft paint and paint sample collection until I found the colors I was looking for.

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Using a dry brush method I just brushed the paint right on the basket. I decided to do stripes at the top, bottom and middle of the basket. I created a random pattern on the first basket and just kept it up for the other three. No measuring, no painters tape and nothing perfect.

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They dried overnight and were put straight to work the next morning.

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Think of these as a solution for small toy storage in a child’s room, a place to store hats and gloves, or even a pantry solution for pre-made snack bags. Have your child paint their own as well. They’d be so proud of their work they might even put their toys/shoes/hats/gloves/lego's/doll clothes/stuffed animals away!

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