Sunday, June 19, 2016

Little Blue Basket: A Makeover

Welcome back, today I want to share a little basket that has seen better days:
It had spent some time out in the weather and needed a makeover. In the interest of saving money, I pulled out the paint we used to trim our windows after the "Shutter Incident" - (you can read about that HERE), and got to work.
It always amazes me how a coat of paint (or two) can transform an object:
I added some bright petunias and this little basket was ready for the front porch.
You may be asking why I chose this color for the petunias.  It's simple, they match the center of my flower on the chair, and, of course, the basket matches the trim on the cottage.
If you'd like to read more about the chair, click HERE.

I'm so glad I was able to breathe new life into this little basket, and it's expecially exciting when it can be done with materials you already have around the house!

Thank you for stopping by the Cottage.  Have a wonderful week and be sure to stop by again soon!


Linking to:







14 comments:

  1. What a cute little makeover! You did a lovely job, Ann :)

    Blessings,
    Edye | Http://gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Edye. So glad you stopped by the Cottage.
      Be sure to visit again, won't you? Have a wonderful week!
      Ann

      Delete
  2. Very sweet basket makeover. Always fun and thrifty to recycle. Thank you for sharing your project at DI&DI.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Linda. I try to do a lot of that around here!
      Ann

      Delete
  3. Goes perfect with the chair! Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW's DIY party!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! My porch is my favorite summer place.
      So glad you stopped by the Cotttage!
      Ann

      Delete
  4. I have a habit of holding on to baskets. Paint can make them look brand new. Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Paint is one of my favorites. A quick coat of paint and things are transformed!
      Thanks for visiting the Cottage. Please stop back again soon!
      Ann

      Delete
  5. Replies
    1. Thanks, Linda. I love those quick and easy projects!
      Ann

      Delete
  6. I love the chair, it is great so bright and cheerful!! The basket is a great companion.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Karren.
      The chair was a step outside of my comfort zone - painting the flower was a first for me!

      Delete
  7. I absolutely love that little basket. It makes a huge difference and makes the flowers pop. Pinning and sharing. Thank y ou Ann for all of the sweet inspiration you give to us.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Mary.
      I just love flowers and always try to find a way to have more!
      So glad you stopped by the Cottage!
      Ann

      Delete