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Thanks so much for stopping by! I believe that everyone can have a beautiful home without spending a fortune! One of my favorite things to do is find creative ways to re-purpose things I already have on hand, or have picked up at yard sales and thrift stores. Join me as I share with you some of my favorite ideas for crafting and decorating, as well as travel adventures, and fun things that I pick up on my treasure hunts! Much of my work is influenced by my love all things French, nature, and of course shabby chic! I have gotten so many creative ideas from you very talented bloggers out there, and I hope that I can be an inspiration to you as well!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

French Farmhouse Inspired Tiered Wire Basket

Bonjour Ladies!
As most of you know, I adore all things French, so when I spotted this gorgeous two tired wire basket recently while out thrifting, it just knew that I had to bring it home!
 The basket immediately said to me "French Farmhouse"!  Ok, the basket itself didn't actually say that, but that is what came to mind when I laid eyes on this beauty!  It may be hard to tell in the photos, but she was a sort of weathered gray color when I spotted her.  I actually liked the color, but I had something just a bit different in mind.
 So, I ended up painting her this soft "French Bleu" color, which is my own custom blended shade.
 A bit of distressing, and oooh, la, la!  Now all I need is the French farmhouse to put her in:)
Ok, a girl can dream, can't she?????  ***sigh***
 Anyway, it would have been easier, much easier, if I had just spray painted her.  But no, I like doing things the hard way, haha!  While it was quite tedious painting her by hand, making sure I got into all of the nooks and crannies, there really wasn't a spray paint out there that came close enough to this look.  Guess that's what I get for wanting something so specific!  But, I am super happy with the way she turned out!  While I would love, love, love to keep her, I have put her in my Etsy shop, if you care to take a peek!
I won't be on here much for the next few days, as friends of ours from back home are flying in tomorrow to visit us for a long weekend.  We are super excited, and can't wait to show them the sights!
 So, I'll be catching up with all of you wonderfully talented women next week!  Hope you all have a terrific weekend!  Au revoir!


Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Looks great. Have a wonderful time with your friends this weekend!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Oooo, I really love this basket! It should sell quickly!!! Have a great time with your friends!!!

Lynn Richards said...

This is wonderful. I can see it full of art supplies!
Have a great time with your friends.

Debbie said...

Hi Sweetpea....that basket is so pretty.
How nice to have company coming, huh? I'm sure you will all have a great time together.
I got my french table runner at the Allegan market a couple of months ago.
But, check out Tracy at French Larkspur. I bought a larger one from her last year.
Have fun this weekend!

Kim K. said...

I love this basket! Have a wonderful time with your out-of-town company!! Take lots of pics.

Ido said...

That basket is absolutely gorgeous! Enjoy your guests!

June@I will craft said...

Great piece.

Have fun with your friends this weekend.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Painting by hand takes longer, but has such a nice effect. Great color.

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Beautiful Donna. I can picture it in my kitchen full of fresh fruit and veggies. It a great size! Have fun with your friends this weekend.

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Donna,
This is a true beauty!!! WOW!! It will fly off your shelf!

Love of the Sea said...

It came out great. Have a nice time with your friends. Hope all is going well!!