This thrifted wicker basket got a simple makeover to take center stage on our elegant fall mantle.
In a small town near our family’s cottage in southwest Ontario, Canada, there exists the best thrift store on earth. Not only is everything generally priced $2 or less, but since it’s located out in the country, we can always find some great vintage goods. (Check out this great chair we found there!).
This lovely wicker basket was one of those finds. Although we have tons of baskets at home, the size, shape and texture of this one caught Sonja’s eye. For $1.75, how could she resist?
The handle was quite yellowed though and parts at the base of the basket were worn – nothing that couldn’t be fixed with a bit of paint!
You can see how lovely the basket looks as a part of our elegant fall mantel.
Supplies needed for this Upcycled Wicker Basket
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- 4” flat paint brush
- medium paint brush
- Americana Acrylics Matte Metallic, Gold
- Americana Acrylics, Buttermilk
How to Paint Your Wicker Basket
Thoroughly wash your basket with warm soapy water and let dry completely.
Using a 4” wide flat brush, paint matte gold to the lower half of the basket.
Continue with the gold paint all the way around the basket.
Using a medium paint brush, paint the handle of the basket in Buttermilk. Let dry completely.
That’s it! A fresh new basket.
Sonja simply filled the new upcycled wicker basket with some birch branches and mauve flowers. It sits alongside some stenciled basket weave canvas art, a gold leaf painted pumpkin and glittering votive candle holders as a part of this year’s elegant fall mantel.
If you are interested in more repurposing ideas, be sure to visit our upcycling ideas area.
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Easy Upcycled Wicker Basket
- flat paint brush 2"
- flat paint brush #10
- Americana Acrylics Matte Metallic Gold
- Americana Acrylics Buttermilk
- Using a 4” wide flat brush, paint matte gold to the lower half of the basket.
- Continue all the way around the basket.
- Using a #10 flat paint brush, paint the handle of the basket in Buttermilk.