Monday, March 10, 2014

French Market Cart Makeover

I had hoped to share a new sign I did today, but I am still waiting on the wording to arrive.  While waiting for that, I decided to move onto the next project.  About a year and a half ago, I bought one of these willow basket shopping carts from Joann’s. I added ruffle to the liner that came with it and posted about that here.

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I had brought this to my booth to sell but it wasn’t moving, so I decided it was time for a makeover.  I originally bought the cart when I saw Laurie’s at Heaven’s Walk.  I brought the cart home from the booth and got out some light grey flat paint.  I would have liked to use French Linen chalk paint on this but the little bit I had left dried up.  I brushed a quick coat of paint on the inside and outside of the cart.

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I decided to just add a fabric label to the front of the cart and used a left over scrap of dropcloth.  I probably should have ironed it first.

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I used a French Market stencil that I had and some black craft paint.  A little hot glue in a couple of strategic places and it was attached.

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Now this willow cart has a whole new look going for it and I’m hoping it will go home with someone soon!

23 comments:

Okio B Designs said...

Really pretty - both before and after! I'm surprised no one grabbed it with the ruffle, but I'm sure someone will now. Love it!

J

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I really love the makeover. It is gorgeous and I am sure it will sell really fast. Hugs, Marty

Junkchiccottage said...

Happy Monday Kathy. I have this exact basket from JoAnn's and did not know what to do with it. Now you have me thinking. Mine may need a up do too.
This is super sweet. It will sell quickly.
Kris

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

Love the makeover! I am sure it will fly out the door now!

Sherry at The Rusty Pearl said...

KATHY, TOOOOO CUTE> I just love it. Your one talented girl . You have inspired me to shop for a cute basket. Thanks my friend and have a blessed day

Gail said...

Looks great Kathy!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I love it painted...I think it was just the thing for someone to take notice and call it their own...

Cat-arzyna said...

Fantastic ! I also want a shopping basket like this!
Hugs !

Cynthia said...

Kathy I just love what you have done to this basket. GORGEOUS!!

Cynthia

Celestina Marie Design said...

Kathy this is fantastic. It turned out great and I think it will roll right out of your booth. I would buy it for sure if I was there!! Love it painted and with the stencil.
Hugs

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

I love it! You did a fantastic job, Kathy!It's adorable!

Kelly_Deal said...

Kathy, your basket is pretty both ways!

Createology said...

This should sell now with its simple look. You are wise to change it up. Creative Bliss...

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

It's beautiful! I'm sure it will sell quickly.

June said...

It looks perfect now Kathy! I love what you did to transform it to WONDERFUL!
sending hugs....

Missy George said...

Love the new look..Hope it sells

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Love the new look--but love the old look too. I am a sucker for ruffles--they make me happy :) I hope it sells--it is a lovely cart :)

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

The change is wonderful, Kathy!
xx,
Sherry

lynn said...

adorable! this will sell quickly, kathy!

Stitchfork said...

to market, to market, to market we go with that pretty makeover!
xo

Little Miss Maggie said...

I Love it! Nicely done. Now it will sell in no time. You have given me an idea for a flower basket I have laying around here too.

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Totally love it! I don't think you'll have any problems selling it with this makeover.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh this cute basket will be gone in no time!

Happy St. Patrick's Day weekend!

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