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Easy Upcycled Wicker Basket

This thrifted wicker basket got a simple makeover to take center stage on our elegant fall mantle.

An upcycled wicker basket filled with mauve faux flowers.

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?

Gold painted wicker basket with purple flowers beside 2 lit candles.

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

A wicker basket, Matte Metallics Gold paint and a paintbrush.

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.

A hand painting the bottom of wicker basket with gold paint.

Continue with the gold paint all the way around the basket.

Close up of hand painting wicker basket with gold paint.

Using a medium paint brush, paint the handle of the basket in Buttermilk. Let dry completely.

Hand painting handle of the wicker basket in "Buttermilk" color.

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.

Gold painted wicker basket with purple flowers beside 2 lit candles.

If you are interested in more repurposing ideas, be sure to visit our upcycling ideas area.

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Easy Upcycled Wicker Basket

Jane and Sonja
5 from 1 vote
Servings 1 upcycled wicker basket

Materials
  

  • flat paint brush 2"
  • flat paint brush #10
  • Americana Acrylics Matte Metallic Gold
  • Americana Acrylics Buttermilk
  • basket

Instructions
 

  • 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.
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