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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  1. Perfect! Sometimes that decision of what else to add is so hard to make. So many choices, but I absolutely love what you did!

  2. I love it pink! Is it chalkboard paint? Or actual chalk paint you sprayed it with (I didn't know there was such a thing!)?

  3. Such a lovely color to freshen up your basket! Love the stencil too. Paris dresses up anything! Haha! So nice that you stopped by for a visit! Happy weekend!

  4. This is so pretty in pink with just the word Paris. Beautiful redesign.
    Hugs, CM

  5. You are right - sometimes simple is best...that is just DARLING!!!! xo Diana

  6. Very sweet. I haven't tried spray chalk paint as of yet but I like how your piece turned out.



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