Thursday, March 14, 2013

A Little French Basket

Since my hope is to get a narrow bench to fit behind our front door and underneath the gallery wall I’m putting together, I have been thinking ahead to how I might style it.  I love the French basket look, especially those with fabric printed numbers on them.  Like these I found on Pinterest.  This one below is the color I am going for.

Source: Paint Stuck Under My Fingernails

And this one has the number on fabric.

Source: Cote de Texas

I found this basket on a recent trip to Goodwill.  I thought the size would work well and it’s the type of thing that if my granddaughter picks it up and walks around the house with it when she’s over I won’t care.

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I also had these pieces of Osnaberg that I had stenciled some numbers on. 

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Using French Linen chalk paint that I already had, I put some in a cup and watered it down a little.  I then painted the inside and outside of the basket.

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Once it was dry, I attached my fabric number to the front of the basket with some hot glue.

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A little faux plant plopped inside it and it is all ready to sit on a bench looking pretty!

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Linking up with

Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage

Tweak It Tuesday at Cozy Little House

Trash 2 Treasure at Kammy’s Korner

 

38 comments:

Carolyn said...

That is pretty cute!!!

Carolyn

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Kathy- I love your craftiness, just look at how awesome you made that.

Very well done, indeed. Love it.

Rita said...

your basket sure is pretty. great paint color, too!
rita

stefanie said...

soooo cute!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Kathy,
Your little basket is darling!!

Blessings,
Linda

20 North Ora said...

Kathy - Love your little basket. So cute. It's fun to have things that you don't have to worry about the little ones tote around.

Have a great evening.

Judy

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Your basket is so cute, Kathy. What a difference a little paint can make.

Susan @ homeroad.net said...

ok, now I'm really bummed that I passed up a cone shaped basket just like the one in your inspiration pinterest picture at the thrift store! I also have the French Linen chalk paint! I could have made one like yours that looks so awesome!
Ughhh... Maybe it's still there?!
Susan

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

You definitely turned that boring little basket into a chic frenchy one!!!

Love how creative you are!

The Rusty Heart said...

Kathy, love the color you chose for your basket.a very nice accent for anywhere.

Tabitha said...

I love your redo Kathy

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

That is just so cute! I love the cloth number!

City Farmhouse said...

Love it Kathy, so creaive! Have a great weekend, Jen

Blondie's Journal said...

This is just too cute, Kathy! I'm glad you found it and gave it a new life!

XO,
Jane

pam {simple details} said...

Love your cute re-do, I have a little left over French Linen, thanks for the inspiration!

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Adorable! The basket turned out great. Now I want some baskets for my new plants. :)

Cynthia said...

Just adorable Kathy I love it!

Cynthia

Rebecca said...

Great vision my friend. Love the baskets...can't wait to see it all together!

xoRebecca

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Great baskets Kathy...I have two baskets that need to go on my doors so thanks for the inspirations!!!
Have a great weekend!

Lorraine Finkbeiner said...

That looks so cute Kathy! I love it!

Olive said...

It's darling and I love the grey color.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Kathy, this is so cute! Love the finish on the basket!

vivian said...

a little french basket just in time for easter! everyone loves baskets at this time of year!
have a great weekend
xoxo
vivian

Ann, Heather and Sheila said...

I just picked up two baskets at Goodwill, too, but didn't even think about making them cute. Thanks for the inspiration!
Heather from Friendshio, Life and Style

Kim @ La Belle Époque said...

I love this basket, Kathy. Great job!

Entertaining Women said...

I'm always a sucker for a great basket. Yours are delightful! Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Celestina Marie said...

Love it Kathy, The baskets are wonderful I am working on a few for my laundry redo. Thank you for sharing. Your ideas are always fantastic.
Have a nice weekend.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

LuLu Kellogg said...

LOVE these baskets! What a great idea! I am so addicted to Pinterest...so much inspiration!

Happy Saturday!
LuLu~*xoxo

Okio B Designs said...

Very pretty! I love the ones you found on Pinterest but the numbers you did fit perfectly! Love!

Jeanine

must love junk said...

Wow, that turned out great! Love it!
Susan

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Paint makes everything better! :)

May you and yours enjoy a lovely St. Patrick's Day!

Judy K said...

So pretty. I love decorating with baskets.

Kelly said...

I love that!! Such a great idea to place a number on it like that. I've got a wall basket that could use something like that on it. Hmmmm.....you've given me a great idea. Thanks for sharing your tutorial. I like the idea of painting the basket too.

Elizabeth Andrus said...

Kathy, I never would have guessed this lovely basket had another life. You work magic with the ordinary! I loved your Johnson Bros. post. The colors work lovely with your French theme. Happy St. Patrick's Day! Elizabeth

Sue said...

Another cute Kathy creation! I've been looking for a basket like your first pic. Needless to say, I haven't found one yet!
:-)

Stacey said...

How neat. The paint and number attached really transforms the look. Smart idea!

Ruth Anne Buterbaugh said...

Love the French Linen paint on your basket, as well as the fabric strip with the number.

Ruth Anne Buterbaugh said...

Love the French Linen paint and the fabric strip with the number on it--it looks so nice!

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