Happy Hour : Painted Baskets

May 20, 2019


Do these silvery baskets photographed by Martha Stewart take your breath away?  This shape seems to be in every store this spring but it's never looked this glorious.  Here's my Happy Hour suggestion - why not buy a can of metallic paint and work your magic?  I'm headed to the basement to see what baskets I've got around.  In the meantime, let's check out some basket painting inspiration. 



Donna Courtney uses Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in French Linen to age a storage basket.  



Any basket could be "limed" with a thin coat of paint. 



Great colors elevate a thrift store collection of baskets.



Perfect warm weather colors on an IKEA basket.




Picnic baskets all dolled up for a summer cottage.




Land of Nod's ombre basket - great inspiration.




 Fun color and pattern.



Line Dollar Store baskets with garbage bags to prevent water damage.



Use leftover paint for a coordinated look in your rooms.  Whoa, my head is spinning with ideas.  If you get inspired, email me (kathleen@decorbook.com) your painted basket photo for me to post next week.  Here's to a colorful Happy Hour!


top photo : MarthaStewart.com



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