I picked up this charming little basket for about $4 and I knew it would be perfect with a bright coat of paint. I had been looking for a small basket that was divided like this for us to cart our wine and cheese to the music in the park series this summer.
It was in perfect condition and actually looked like it had never been used before. I thought about replacing the fabric inside but it was in good condition so I left it and just worked with it.
I used Country Chic’s Luscious Lime to give it a light, bright, coat of paint. My method here was to not give it full coverage. I wanted the tone of the basket to still shine through a tad so I used very little paint on the brush and spread it around the basket until there was no paint left on the brush.
I didn’t paint the inside of the basket because one, it would have been tricky and two, I like the look of the regular basket on the interior.
Can’t wait to pack it up, all colorful and cheery, and cart it along to the music series this summer.
You guys should look to see if three are any music in the park series in your locations. I’m finding that similar programs are popping up in more and more places and I kind of love it. Our area has both music and movies on different nights of the week throughout the summer. Such a great, free, summer activity!