One of the first things I think of with the change of seasons, going from cold and dark winter to sunny and mild spring, is color!
Especially the soft pastels that I love.
So that was the inspiration for my latest makeover.
I had a cute vintage wood slat basket in my stash for several years, and really never did anything with it. It sat nearly forgotten in the cupboard for ages. I almost got rid of it more than once, but thankfully I held onto it! It looked like the type of basket that might have held produce at one point. I neglected to take a before shot, but it had the original dark finish. Cute and rustic, but not what I had in mind!
So, I ended up painted and embellishing it, and this is what I came up with!
I began by dry brushing the entire basket in a soft peachy pink chalk paint. I blended several different colors til I came up with the shade I had in mind. I just love doing that! I wanted some of the original dark stain to show thru, so that is why I decided to dry brush it. And since it looked kind of "flat" with just the peachy pink, I then dry brushed a creamy white latex paint ('cause that is what I happened to have on hand!), layering it to give added dimension. I liked that look so much better than just the peach alone!
Then I set about to embellish the basket. I began by pulling out some various supplies that I happened to have on hand. I added gorgeous wide cotton creamy lace trim to the top edge.
I also happened to have these pretty silk blossoms, in the perfect shades of peach, pink, and blush.
Love! I added those to the front, along with their green silk leaves.
You know how much I love glitter, right? Well, these flowers actually came with a touch of glitter, so I didn't have to add any more:)!
Oh, I almost forgot to mention that I painted the cute little wood handle with the same peachy, creamy dry brushing technique.
I also love adding crinkly seam binding ribbon to many of my projects, and I had this pale pink that was perfect! So I tied a generous bow of it to each side of the wire handle.
The best part of this project, other than the fun I had, was that I had all of the supplies needed on hand!
I've placed it in my Etsy shop. Wouldn't it be darling used as a flower girl's basket in a rustic themed wedding? Or filled with a pretty flowering plant?
Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a wonderful week!