The Old Wicker Basket

As I told you in previous posts, I am decluttering while finishing some projects, and this last weekend it was the turn for the old wicker basket I brought from my mother in law house along with some other treasures; you can read about them here and here.

It had a beautiful shape, and I could imagine it with a new glory with a bit of paint. This is how it looked before

Upcycle an old wicker basket using some chalk paint

Isn’t it cute? It could be great as a caddie, or to hold some flower pots, you name it. But it was in desperate need of a makeover, so I decided to try a new paint I hadn’t had tried before and… I am now in love with it!!

Upcycle an old wicker basket using some chalk paint

I want to make it clear that this is not a sponsored post, and they have not paid me to talk about the paint. It is just that I am amazed! My old wicker basket only needed one coat to get it covered as you see in the picture. As I painted it at night I waited until the next morning to paint the bottom, but I could see the color was really cool. I used Primitive from DecoArt.

Upcycle an old wicker basket using some chalk paint

It dried very quickly, and it was ready to serve some tea.

Upcycle an old wicker basket using some chalk paint

I couldn’t help leaving you a “before & after” picture.

Upcycle an old wicker basket using some chalk paint

I am thinking in other uses for the basket, and I have some ideas so I hope I can share them soon.

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  1. Mary-the boondocks blog says:

    Pili! I love your basket ! A fresh coat of paint was just what it needed to give it an updated look. You know my husband bought me that same exact paint from the States a few months ago. Other ladies get flowers and jewelry, I get paints.

  2. Katrin says:

    Pili, ok, I haven’t gone to Leroy Merlin yet, but I will have to soon, did you get the paint there??? I love the tone, and the wicker basket looks so lovely!!! Great choice, what a change!

    • Pili says:

      Katrin, so sorry for my late reply! No, you can’t get that paint in Leroy, they have another brand but it has nothing to do with this one from DecoArt, I just love it

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