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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Spring Market Basket Remake

Hi everyone.... can you believe it's been almost a year since I last posted.  I've been meaning to write something for a while now but it just didn't get it done. During  my hiatus I worked on lots of great projects to share with you and will be doing so in the next few weeks.  But today I would like to share an easy spring project that can be done in an afternoon. 

a plain market basket painted to look vintage then filled with beautiful faux flowers

I made a pretty little spring basket for our dining room table out of a plain old market basket my DIL brought home with fruit in it this past Christmas.   

a plain straw market basket

I found it sitting around in the garage taking up space this past month and decided to put it to good use. 

So I painted it.  I used Valspar's Gravity Gray to base paint it - inside and out using a craft brush.  Then when it was dry I simply used a dry brush of white craft paint and brushed lightly over the entire outside of the basket to make it look aged and vintage.

end result of faux vintage paint technique on spring market basket

Here you can see how the white is just lightly brushed over the gray - the effect is wonderful.

a plain market basket made into a vintage basket with hydrangeas for a table centerpiece

Then I filled it with "faux" blue hydrangeas, white stems and some variegated ivy I found at Michael's at 50% off.  I then tied a black check wired ribbon around the top of the basket.  I love this look - it goes so well with my "new" dining table I will be sharing at a later date. 

remake of a plain market basket into a spring centerpiece with hydrangeas and a bunny

I placed it on a vintage doily my Mother crocheted many years ago.  Then placed my vintage ceramic rabbit next to it.  I now have a pretty little Easter/Spring centerpiece.  I'll just take the rabbit away after Easter and leave the basket for a few more weeks.  I love versatile and effortless decorating.

faux vintage market basket with black check ribbon and blue hydrngeas

I also love how you can take a plain ole basket and turn it into a lovely one of a kind centerpiece in just an afternoon.  

That's it for me today - what have you been up to?  Would love to hear from you in the comments below.  

I will be sharing this with the link parties listed on my Where I Party page.  

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a diy spring wreath made with grapevine wreath and faux flowers, burlap ribbon

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Saturday, June 4, 2016

Share It One More Time Inspiration Party and Features #36

Hi everyone,
 It's that time of the week again where I welcome you all to this Saturdays awesome 

 Share It One More Time Inspiration Party.

So glad you all could stop by and join us.  We just love to see all your wonderful projects you've been busy making - and so happy you choose to share them with us.  So let's get on with the party, shall we....

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Two Tier DIY Wire Basket

Hi everyone. 
 Here we are starting a new month - June  - so hard to believe summer is upon us already.  We had an interesting holiday weekend in that Tropical Storm Bonnie decided to pay a visit and rain everyday.  And now we are having wonderful summer temps in the high 80's and low 90's.  So summer is in full swing here.  Miss "A" is loving that because that means pool time everyday.
Today I thought I would share with you a project I did a while back but was never able to share.  How to make a standing fruit basket out of a hanging fruit basket.

Before collage of diy two tier wire basket

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Share It One More Time Inspirational Party and Features #35

Good Morning everyone, 
Welcome back to the 
Share It One More Time Inspiration Party and Features.
We are so happy that you stop by each week and share all your great projects with us.  It is so exciting to see what you all have been up to.

Here at Vintage, Paint and more... I am once again back and busy doing some fun projects to share with you very soon.  It's definitely gearing up to be a very busy summer here at the beach.  So many things exciting things to share and lots of big events are occurring.  But this week I kept it a little on the simple side with my little vintage thrifted flower box.  Hope you enjoy it as much as I did making it.  
Now let me turn it over to our host this week:
Tammy of One More Time Events has some fun things to share with you.

Hi Everyone, 
 Welcome to Share it One More Time Inspiration Party #35. 

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 Tammy here from One More Time Events , I am happy to be your host again this week!

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 You may notice there have been a few changes here at Share it One More Time Inspiration Party hope you like them as much as we do! Life has been busy over at One More Time with projects and redecorating the master bedroom. It really has been a lot of fun, I am loving how it all is turning out so far, I will be sharing more as I go so be sure to stop by or follow One More Time, I would love to share my ideas and projects with you all. Now on to what you came here for, Let's get this party going!

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                        Tuft Panel Headboard|DIY Lamp Makeover 

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Magnolia market garden outdoor tablescape

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Wine, Flowers and Sunshine |

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DIY Industrial Work Table by Simply Designing
Feature diy industrial work table this insustrial work table incorporates beautiful rustic barn wood and metal details

Healthy Strawberry Kiwi Ice Pops Recipe by About A Mom
Homemade ice pops strawbetty kiwi ice pops great way to get kids to eat more fruit

Baby Shower Cupcake Tower by FrugElegance Babyshowercupcaketower2

Painted Tribal Style Pillow Cases by Kreative K
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Little Boho by Orphans With Makeup
Little boho furniture makeover

DIY 2 X 4 Bench by Sweat PeaBenchmadefrom2x4s

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Thank you so much for spending your time here at Share it One More Time.
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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

#3 Vintage Box

Good morning everyone. 
 My it has been a long time since I have done a post.  I have been on a fairly long hiatus after undergoing a heart procedure that took more time to recover from than I had anticipated.  But I am  finally feeling like my old self and have lots of fun things planned to share with you soon.  While I was recuperating "T" and Papa were busy doing some projects around the house, we have a high school graduation coming up some DIY projects, and the big event this year is my grand daughter Sissy's wedding.  We are doing lots of DIY for her very vintage rustic wedding that is being held in an old barn here.  Loving all the great ideas she has and I know you all will also.  Well, enough for what is happening in the future  - let's get on with today's project. 

Vintage, Paint and more.. #3 stenciled vintage box painted with chalk paint and filled with burlap flowers

I found this cute little vintage wood box at my favorite thrift shop for $1.  I love finding little things like this because they are so simple to remake into something that fits into my vintage, rustic decor.  

Vintage, Paint and more.. Thrifted vintage wood box

First of all I cleaned it well with a little vinegar and water (mixed in equal parts)  to get all the years of gunk off it.  Then I mixed up a little bit of chalk paint.  I used what I had on hand which was a sample jar of Valspar's Polar White paint that I added some Plaster of Paris to.  When I do a small project like this I just mix a teaspoon of  Plaster of Paris with a teaspoon of water until it's smooth.  Then I add about 1/4 cup of paint and mix the two together well.  If it's too thick you can add more water to it but do so in very small amounts.   It should be creamy, smooth and a bit like pancake batter.

Vintage, Paint and more... supplies to diy a chalk painted vintage wooden box

Then I painted the little box with this mixture.  This gives it a very chalky appearance that is easy to distress.

Vintage, Paint and more... chalk painted vintage wooden box

Next I stenciled the number three on the front of the box.  I simply used a Sharpie to do it. Very easy and you have more control than with a brush filled with paint.

Vintage, Paint and more... stenciled and chalk painted thrifted vintage wooden box

Next I distressed it a bit so it had more of a vintage feel to it.  I simply used a medium coarse sanding block and just went over the edges and places that I thought would have received some wear and tear over the years.  Then I put a thin coat of Johnson's Furniture Paste Wax on and when it was dry just buffed it a little to give it a nice smooth feel and appearance.  This step also makes the distressing  a little more apparent.

Vintage, Paint and more.. Thrifted vintage wood box chalk painted, stenciled and distressed

When I was finished I decided to use it as a small flower container so I put a small block of Styrofoam in the box and covered it with some dried moss.  Then I placed two burlap flowers in it that I bought at the Dollar Store and a little blue bird I bought there also.  

Vintage, Paint and more... thrifted vintage wood box made into vintage flower container with burlap flowers

I love how it turned out and will be using this in our decor.  So cute and those burlap flowers are so fitting for the vintage feel.  Such a quick and easy update for a cute little thrift store find.  

What have you been up to lately -  would love to hear about it in the comments below.  

I will be linking to parties listed on the Where I Party page.  Please go by and visit  - you will find so much great inspiration and creativeness at each one.

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