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I recently got a wicker basket handed down to me. It is a simple basket and it definitely needed a bit of sprucing up. Luckily, my paint cabinet is always well-stocked and I am not afraid to use it!
Start by gathering the supplies you’ll need for this project:
When it comes to painting wicker, here is the secret that seems to work well. Dilute the paint with water at a 1:1 ratio. By mixing the paint with water, you are thinning it out and creating a bit more of a white-washed effect, letting some of the wicker character shine through.
Start by painting the top edge of the basket with the watered-down white paint. Paint approximately the top third of the basket.
Next, in a separate cup, add the blue paint and some water to thin it out. Start painting the bottom third of the basket.
For the middle third, apply a mixture of the white & blue paint (along with some water to thin it out).
I absolutely love the way this came out. The ombre effect is subtle but still noticeable.
It adds a fun visual interest to my living room. Now I’m definitely on the lookout for more wicker baskets to paint!!
Paint is an amazing thing, isn’t it? Check out some of the other projects I have transformed with the proper use of paint:
Do you love the way this basket turned out? Let me know what you think!