Spring Market Basket Remake | 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.  

If you liked this post you may also enjoy these:

a wood burned pallet tray made vintage with stains filled with spring flowers, birds and seeds
                      DIY Vintage Pallet Tray

a spring mantel done with a yellow rag wreath, books covered with pastel scrapbook papers and flowers in ironstone pitchers
                                                                        Pastel Spring Mantel

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

                                                             DIY Spring Wreath


  1. Glad to see you back and great job ont he basket!

  2. Love your painted basket. I have one just like it - need to paint it.
    Stopping by from I Gotta Create.

  3. love how pretty the remake is you did a great job.
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  4. Very pretty transformation. Love the idea. Thank you:)

  5. You did a terrific makeover on this basket. I love the black & white checked ribbon, and the flower arrangement is beautiful.

  6. I love how this turned out and I'm sure you will be able to use it for other seasons!

  7. I just love these types of baskets. I have four of them and they are just great to use. You basket turned out lovely and thank you for sharing at Dishing it and Digging it link party.

  8. Very pretty! Love the color combinations.
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  9. Hi Cathy I love your pretty basket remake. It looks so pretty for spring. Thanks for sharing this at C&C with J&J.

  10. Nice job on the basket. It looks very springlike. Thanks for joining us at Family Joy Blog linkup.

  11. Glad to have you back Cathy! The basket makeover is so darling and I love the addition of the ribbon!! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  12. I love the remake. I have a basket similar to yours. I think I will remake my basket like yours. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

  13. So great to have you back, Cathy! Your basket makeover is delightful :) Thanks for linking up with Vintage Charm-

  14. What a great transformation! Thanks for sharing at Celebrate Your Story!

  15. Nice transformation! Thanks for sharing at the Pleasures of the NW's DIY party!

  16. Hi Cathy. I'm a new host at Over the Moon since you last posted. I'm glad you shared this with us. I'm also a huge book and old movie fan! We look forward to seeing you again next week.

  17. What a great transformation! Thank you for sharing this pretty centerpiece at Tuesdays with a Twist! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  18. Great to see you back. This spring market basket remake is awesome. The final result of this remake is just wonderful. Thanks for sharing. I am waiting for more posts from your side.

  19. Love the idea ^^ Thank you for sharing! Gonna try it.
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