Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Before and After Baskets....

Purchased at a garage sale for $10, these four baskets were dull and dingy...the liners were faded and outdated pink gingham. But the baskets were nice and sturdy.
I painted them with Rustoleum Satin spray paint in Warm Beige. It is a light mocha color and is pretty neutral.
I gave them with two very light coats.

Then I took apart one of the old liners to make a pattern and sewed up fresh muslin liners. The off white fabric looks great with the warm beige and they are washable and will wear forever!

I threaded some chocolate brown twill tape for the ties. I think they look great!
I had the muslin (it was leftover from another project), the paint was $4.50 and the 7 yards of twill tape was $1.50 (1/2 price at Michaels--it is actually Martha Stewart brand in the scrapbooking section)


Sarah said...

I love it when you can make something old into something new!

Brittany said...

i love cute storage!

I host a Goodwill party every Wednesday, stop by & link up your finds!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

What a great transformation. I was just looking at a similar basket in my own home and thought, "I wonder how that would look painted with a new liner..." This shows me it's a worth while project!

Laurie Anne said...

I love how warm they look, perfect for fall :0)

Mandy said...

Fantastic re-do!
I'm impressed by the liners - they seem like they'd be tough to sew!

Unknown said...

I love giving new life to things. You did a great job!