Last week I revealed my boys bunkroom re-fresh.
One of the projects I did was take some baskets, apply some paint and use them as toy storage.
It worked out so well I decided to get another basket, do the same technique but use it for something slightly different…
This DIY 2-toned basket was a great, inexpensive alternative to planter.
First, use tape to make a line where you want your paint line boundary to be.
Next, take a paint brush and paint.
It helps to use a swirling motion to really coat all the nooks and crannies of the basket weave.
I used some left over old paint I had however, ACE Hardware is having a sale on their sample pints. Have them mix up any color in a pint jar for only $0.99.
You could paint 5 baskets with that $0.99 can of paint!
Once dry, remove the tape and you’re done.
If you’re going to use a basket as a planter, it’s very important to use a liner so when your plant drains it doesn’t seep water in to the bottom of the basket. Also, make sure to pour out any water that may have drained in to the liner after watering your plant. If you don’t, the water may get rotten after a while. Believe me, you’ll definitely notice.
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