A Basket Case


Have you seen these
vintage baskets
Aren't they wonderful!
They have a similar look and feel
to the vintage grain sacks
that were the inspiration for my framed burlap.
Of course I needed to make my own version.
I found an old laundry type basket at the thrift store for two dollars (apparently I deleted the "before" picture off my camera, so imagine the generic light colored, light weight basket). I painted the basket. When painting any basket, it's good to soak it in water first, and then dilute the paint a bit for the best coverage.
Then I dry brushed over it with lighter and darker colors to achieve a more worn appearance.
After the paint was dry, I painted on the numbers.
Now I have a unique big basket
for storing all kinds of things.