Friday, May 13, 2011

Wire Basket Redo

Good afternoon ya'll!!

Boy oh boy, it's been a humid day today. I was in the garage most of the day working on the mirror I bought this past weeeknd.  I've got it stripped down, painted and today I worked on shabbying it up a bit.

Just a preview:

(I should be working on my dining room table and chairs, but again, there are so many other little projects lying around that are so quick and fun I just couldn't help myself!)

Yesterday, I had to go to Staples and UPS some gifts out..
1 for my grandson (Just cuz I luv em sooo much!) and a birthday gift for my only niece.
(She'll be 8 in a week. I hardly ever get to see her,
she lives all the way over in Germany!)

Of course, upon leaving Staples, I did get sidetracked at a thrift shop.. hehehe..

Look what I found!

Yep, you guessed it..

A pretty "GYnormus" (is that a word?) metal basket!

This baby is BIG! My heart fluttered a bit, and then my brain kicked in with thoughts of white paint.. LOL

I painted the top totally white, and drybrushed white on the caging of the basket...


I put a yummy granny smith apple next and beside my new basket,
so you can get a better idea of the size.

From that to this:


  1. What a neat looking basket!! Looking forward to seeing the finished mirror!

  2. Thanks so much Mary Ellen :)

  3. Lovely! I love wire baskets! I may have to paint one white one of these days now. ;-)

  4. What a darling wire basket- love it in white! Thanks for sharing at FNF :)

  5. Hiya Korrie and Courtney, thanks for your comments.. I appreciate it! I think it looks sooo much brighter and happier in white; than the dark, dark green it was before.

  6. Yup, the basket sure is a big one.
    I do need to keep in my mind that items can be painted. Now that I understand this, I shutter to think of the items I have dismissed for it was not the right color, etc.
    Thanks for sharing.
    ps, now you get to have fun filling your new basket...

  7. Thanks for linking up to Cottage Flora Thursday...xoxo, tracie

  8. Hi Michelle, I do the SAME thing. I've passed up purchasing items before as well, not even thinking about painting it and changing it into something MUCH better. Not anymore, that's for sure!!

  9. I love this basket, I don't think I would have thought of painting it.
    I thought you were coming to lunch tomorrow?
    Enjoy your evening..Sue

  10. I won't be able to make it.. so sorry! I hope all you ladies have a wonderful day, though!!


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