Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A White Basket

This project doesn't have a before picture, simply because I completely forgot to take one.  Sorry, I'm working on that.  I got together on Sunday with my crafting friends but not much crafting got done due to eating, laughing, chatting, and planning a spectacular vintage tag sale to be held in June! 

 Anyway, in between all of that we took a trip to a local antique mall and I found this cute sewing basket.  It was a natural brown basket when I bought it, but I promptly spray painted it white when I got home.   You can click on the picture for a close up. 

The inside is still the natural brown but I think I'm going to put a liner in it.  Nothing fancy, just a piece of utility material or a piece of drop cloth left over from my slipcover.  I don't think I'm feeling the white though so I may change that to a pastel pink.  I was also thinking about doing something on the lid, but the jury is still out on that one. 

It is a nice day outside so I took these pictures on my front porch.  I'm sitting out there right now as I write this post.  Here are some more pictures.

I think it's cute.  I've never seen a small sewing basket like this and thought I could use it to hold spools of thread or something.

I am linking up to some White Wednesday parties.  So, what are you painting?


  1. Isn't it amazing what paint can do? Very nice.

  2. Love your little white basket! It is amazing what a coat of white paint can do, isn't it? I LOVE repurposing things too!

    And that apron you won is adorable!!
    Have a wonderful evening!!

  3. Cute vignette,
    Love that blue and white teacup too! Such a pretty shade of blue, and the white teapot is very pretty too.
    and ya gotta love a white basket anytime,
    Blessings, Nellie

  4. Hmmmm....I don't recall getting an invite for tea on your porch. I should go check my voicemail. I have a handmade picnic basket with ivy and flowers painted on the top that one of my mom's friends made us for a wedding shower gift. I love it.