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...

~ LOVE LOVE LOVE ~





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:


10 comments:

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

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  2. Thanks so much Mary Ellen :)

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

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

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  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.

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  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.
    Michele
    ps, now you get to have fun filling your new basket...

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

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  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!!

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  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

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  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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