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.