I want to share with you what I came up with last Friday, but didn't finish until last night. Not that it was a difficult project, I just had too many other things that I needed to finish. I drew up the plans on Saturday and located all of the wood I was going to use, but didn't get it put together until last night. I got it painted and ready for pictures, but it was late so I didn't get it staged. And I just couldn't wait to show you. Do you remember the baskets my friend Keith rescued from becoming a pile of metal? If not, you can check it out here. Well, this is what I did with a couple of them.
I almost forgot to take any pictures of it before I painted it.
I painted it with a base coat of gray. And the top coat is Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint in Old White.
Here's the base coat. I just sort of slapped it one, not caring how it looked since it's the base coat.
I sanded it pretty heavily to reveal a lot of the gray base coat, especially on the rungs.
I still need to put a coat of sealer on the baskets.
I'm really happy with the way it turned out. And while I was waiting for the paint to dry so I could sand it, I opened up my latest Pottery Barn catalog and look what I saw. I swear, I did NOT see this before I made mine. But how funny is that.
|Pottery Barn for $279.00|
I like mine better because it was FREE! I didn't have to buy anything to make it. Everything was already on hand. And the baskets were saved from going to the dump! I like that the basket numbers are facing forward on mine so you can really see what they are. So what would you have made with those baskets? Have you ever made something and then found it later in a magazine or catalog? Thanks for stopping.