Jun 17, 2009

Easy Picnic Basket Makeover

Finished my other Before and After yesterday. Again, there is nothing that spray paint can't enhance and cute-ify (totally a word). I got this picnic basket from my mother-in-law a couple of weeks ago and had it hanging out in the basement, when I saw two really cute posts on V & Co--one about spray painting baskets and the other about making a fabric covering for the lid.

So like I said in my last post...I morphed the two ideas and came up with a pretty little picnic basket...which I am sure my masculine hubby would love to tote around...oh well he will have to do it anyway.

So we started with this:

A cute basket, but lots of cuter potential.

Like I said I used a semi-gloss spray paint in black and covered the entire thing (in several coats). The next day I took some old material, cut it out in the shape of the lid. Next I covered the lid in batting because I didn't have any thinner padding, which was a little more difficult. I secured that with spray adhesive. Then I hot glued the fabric in place, using the hot glue underneath the lip of the basket.

And yeah...all done...well okay, I would like to sew a lining to put inside of the basket but that will be quite awhile. But for now this is how it looks...

not too shabby.
ps I don't normally picnic with porcelain plates and decorative pillows...but it makes a pretty picture.

10 comments:

JasonDebbie said...

What are you talking about? I ALWAYS picninc with porcelain plates and cups! j/k It looks SOOO good! I love crafting, it makes me feel like I have some sort of ability to contribute to the world.:)

V and Co. said...

well...i do dare say, my friend...that that turned out FANTABULOUS! sooooo classy!
(btw target has an all white line of plastic bowls, plates, and cups. i use them for everyday stuff at home but it would look SWEET with you picnic basket!)
man i wish we could live closer so we could do some fun stuff together!

Holly Wilcox said...

WOW! Larissa, that's one of the best yet. So amazingly cute!!

ColleenandKendra said...

well, now, that is just dang cute. wanna come to texas and help me?

Keri said...

wow you go girl. ive gotta try that. thanks for all your thrifty fun ideas. i love checking into your blog and finding new ways to be more creative. I love seeing you get back into a groove and enjoying some Larissa time. Yeah.

The Brugger Bunch said...

I am in awe of you! HOW do you do all that you do? I envy your drive and creativity. Larissa that is the cutest basket that I have ever seen! I love it!

Porters said...

Great before & after. Love the basket amazing job! But would we expect anything less.

The Dyk Family said...

Looks great! Love your style!

Jeff & Michelle said...

WOW. You are TOO creative! I'm jealous! I want to make pretty things too! And how on Earth do you do it as a mom of 3?! You are amazing!

Amber said...

Thats really cute. So crafty!

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