DIY Painted Basket - Engineer Mommy
Jan 192018
 

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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:

DIY Painted Basket

DIY Painted Basket


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.
DIY Painted Basket

DIY Painted Basket


Start by painting the top edge of the basket with the watered-down white paint. Paint approximately the top third of the basket.
DIY Painted Basket

DIY Painted 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.
DIY Painted Basket

DIY Painted Basket


For the middle third, apply a mixture of the white & blue paint (along with some water to thin it out).
DIY Painted Basket

DIY Painted Basket


I absolutely love the way this came out. The ombre effect is subtle but still noticeable.
DIY Painted Basket

DIY Painted Basket


It adds a fun visual interest to my living room. Now I’m definitely on the lookout for more wicker baskets to paint!!
DIY Painted Basket

DIY Painted Basket

Paint is an amazing thing, isn’t it? Check out some of the other projects I have transformed with the proper use of paint:

DIY Chicken Wire Frame w/ NJ Lottery Games

DIY Chicken Wire Frame w/ NJ Lottery Games

DIY "Movie Night" Marquee Sign with Lights

DIY “Movie Night” Marquee Sign with Lights

DIY Large Planters for the Front Door

DIY Large Planters for the Front Door

Do you love the way this basket turned out? Let me know what you think!







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 January 19, 2018  Posted by

6 Responses to “DIY Painted Basket”

  1. That’s really cute, I think I need a big basket. I’m obsessed with organization/storage solutions.

  2. I miss using wicker furniture. I have never painted it though!

  3. That is some really nice work! I have some projects to do now!

  4. This is nicely done, I love how you’ve transformed this basket with a lick of paint and gave it a new lease of life

  5. I have lots of baskets like the one you painted but I haven’t done anything to mine. Clearly I need to spruce my baskets up!

  6. I like the idea of painting a wicker basket. It looks pretty in its natural color but sometimes a nice paint job would make it stand out in a room.

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