Upcycled Picnic Basket

by - April 23, 2015

This is actually the second time I've upcycled this picnic basket. When I first got it a few years ago at a garage sale, I painted it white.

But after years in the tea room, it got quite grungy.  Over the weekend, I gave it a few coats of pink, spray chalk paint.  Then I agonized over what else to add to it.  Use the Mod Podge method? Break out some waterslide paper?  
I went simple and just stenciled the word PARIS on the front.  I used a black Sharpie and then lightly sanded over it when it was dry.
I added a Frenchy tag with tea-stained seam binding to one of the handles.
Sometimes it pays to keep it simple!  It's back in the tea room now. 


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