April 2017 | Vintage, Paint and more...

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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