My late mother-in-law gave me this basket a few years ago. It got a little beat up over time so I decided to give it a bit of a shabby chic makeover:
It was originally brown but I gave it a few coats of pink spray paint to soften it up. Once the paint was dry I hot glued some vintage lace trim around it. I am still debating on whether or not to do a no-sew basket liner.
While I'm trying to decide on the liner, I filled it with some white tea towels and some pretty fabric pieces from Fabric.com.
I think the starfish really make the whole look! It's sitting quite nicely in a corner in my kitchen.