Tuesday, 7 May 2013

DIY || Spray Painted Wicker Basket


Aloha Sprinklerinos,

It's no secret at all that I like things in muted tones and pretty looking. I know shabby chic is just sooooo 2010 but frankly, I don't care. Throw me a bit of distressed wood and lace and I'm yours. 

How To Spray Paint Wicker

How To Spray Paint Wicker

How To Spray Paint Wicker

How To Spray Paint Wicker

How To Spray Paint Wicker

How To Spray Paint Wicker

We'd had this wicker basket floating round for a few years and I liked the shape too much to throw it out during my current 'get rid of crap' phase. I decided that the only way it was staying was if it were usable and so project make-the-wicker-white-and-think-of-a-better-project-name-next-time came about. 

This was probably the easiest craft project I have ever done in my life. 

How To Spray Paint Wicker

Using a damp cloth, clean the basket.
Allow to dry.
In a well ventilated and protected (you don't want spray paint everywhere!) area, hold the can 30-50cm away from the object and spray evenly.
Leave to dry (I left the basket outside for a good few hours).
Embellish.

My spray paint was bought from hobbycraft. Just read the label to see what kind of materials it is suitable. This said yes to wood so I went for it. 

Easy peasy! My basket still has that 'new paint' smell but I think in time it will fade. Overall, I'm really happy and think I've caught the spray painting bug! Watch this space!!



Toodlepip!

xx

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92 comments:

  1. The basket looks so pretty. I love the lace ribbon. I really enjoy making my own items or revamping, I think it makes things a lot more special xxxx

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  2. such a pretty basket and i wicker always look cute white!

    jess xx
    dotofdaisy.blogspot.com

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  3. Such a simple but clever idea! We've actually got a few baskets like that hanging around, putting this on my to do list for them! :)

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  4. A very good idea :) I would love it if you would check out my blog !! :)

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  5. really lovely and cute DIY, Louise! and what a lovely way to store Darcy's things too!

    Sarah
    xoxo

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  6. Your a genius! This looks gorgeous, and its perfect with the bow, might have to do that myself some time...:)

    Bronte xx

    http://www.brontosaurus55.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. Looks pretty! I'd have used this like my mum does, though, just storing away stuff that is lying around in her car or putting our shopping in there ;)
    But the colour of your basket works really well with the toys you put inside!

    xx

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  8. Super cute! I'm going to do this with my chest of drawers!

    Rose
    xx

    maamerose.com

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  9. So cute!
    I think i'm gonna try to do it with my basket to! :)

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  10. I think I wouldve sprayed it mint green .. but nice idea!!!

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  11. awesome idea! I just made a nappy cake for a baby shower :)

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  12. I love a bit of shabby chic and the basket looks great...you are giving me crafty ideas!

    http://MillieMagpie.blogspot.com

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  13. This is so cute; the perfect idea to put a gift in! xx

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  14. ooo... i do love a good basket I dont know why but every time i see one i feel like it needs to come home with me. Love this idea it looks great!!!
    Recycling at its best

    Carrieanne x

    http://imjustalittlepixie.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. So cute! And I love how simple and easy this is! Will have to give it a try :)

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  16. That's very sweet!
    I don't trust my skills with a spray can though :(

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  17. Aw this is very pretty :) You have a lovely way of making simple items look 100% better haha! Love these sorts of posts Louise xx

    belle-amiebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. I wouldn't have though that a bit of spray paint could make it look that much cuter, but it did!

    Amy| The Little Koala Blog ♥

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  19. The basket looks pretty. I seriously can't wait to try this out. Loving your little DIY posts, Louise. :)

    www.hernameistashaa.blogspot.co.uk

    <3

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  20. Looks amazing! This would make an adorable basket to put some things in as a baby present!

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  21. Oh that is just so sweet! Really lovely job sweetness,going to keep this in mind for future ideas!

    -Jade
    gracious-silhouettes.blogspot.co.uk

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  22. This looks so simple and comes out beautiful! I love your posts, Louise!

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  23. This is such a cute idea. I need more storage for my little ones bits and pieces, so might give this a go! x
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  24. I love a spot of shabby chic, every piece of wood in my house has been painted white & distressed. I love it.
    Megan xx

    www.maybeitsmeganleigh.blogspot.co.uk

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  25. Oh I love this so much, it looks amazing! I'd love to make one of these xx

    Gemma | ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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  26. That looks so lovely :) I love me a good DIY!

    http://thelittlejennywren.blogspot.co.uk

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  27. thats really cute and vintage. Very you louise hahaa. Hope your having a lovely day :)

    brainybeautyblog.blogspot.co.uk
    x

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  28. This is so pretty! I love your style. :)

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  29. Very pretty I love this little idea it looks much better with the beautiful crisp white and looks very professional will be trying this out, thanks for sharing :)

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  30. So pretty!

    alittlebitsunshine.blogspot.co.uk

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  31. Things look so much better when you do it yourself, very pretty.

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  32. I love me some good DIY!!!! xx


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  33. it looks so beautiful! :)


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  34. This is precious! I'm still loving the shabby chic look as well, no worries.

    http://mollycurley.blogspot.com

    xo Molly

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  35. I love your creativeness. You spark new ideas within me!

    http://throwmesomethingbeautiful.blogspot.co.uk/

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  36. It looks so much in white!!!!
    ♡♡♡

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  37. Love this! You could also use it for really cute little picnics with Darcy!


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  38. This is a really cool idea! Looks really good

    Seaside Beauty <3
    http://seasidebeauty.blogspot.com/

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  39. Wow, such a good idea!
    -Zoe
    www.glitterpillss.blogspot.com

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  40. What a great Idea!!!! I wish I would have a Basket that I could spray paint right now :)

    xoxo

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  41. I love doing diy's! they save you so much money

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  42. Really good idea, I think you could probably do this with a lot of things! xxx
    Maddy from http://unstitchedd.blogspot.co.uk/

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  43. Aww the finished result is super cute!

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  44. This is super cute but yet so simple! :)

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  45. i want to spray paint now!

    - Janine
    http://theeoptimist.blogspot.com

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  46. Such a good idea, Love the end result such a pretty basket it in the end :)

    Pipp x
    http://pippjones281190.blogspot.co.uk

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  47. This would be so cute for a gift for new mums!
    Roxy's Box of Tricks  
    xxx

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  48. this is so cute.
    i might do this for my mom as a mothers day gift, but instead of baby items, put some things she might like in there.
    i also might make one for myself to declutter my room. :)
    such a good idea!
    http://megan-clara.blogspot.com

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  49. This is such a great idea, the result is really cute

    x Elise

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  50. Such a pretty idea and is perfect for a summer picnic :)

    amylaurenxo.blogspot.co.uk

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  51. Uhh I've done this so many times, it is so super cute <3

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  52. That looks adorable! Unbelievable how you can change a basket with such a simply method! :)

    xxx

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  53. The basket looks so nice in white. I would like to try the color jar one sometime. Your youtube videos are awesome! Great job editing!

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  54. Adorable! Everything you touch seems to turn to gold!
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  55. That looks so lovely! Really pretty colour! <3

    http://styleitwithme.blogspot.co.uk

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  56. Lovely post. I would like to gain some more followers as I'm thinking of releasing a give away soon, so everyone please follow. Keep on blogging on
    much love
    http://harrie-parrie.blogspot.co.uk/

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  57. This is so cute! I bought my mum a lovely wicker basket when I was in Germany with school, and they're just so adorable xo

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  58. Such a good idea, definitely going to keep this idea in mind for similar projects. Great work Louise! :)

    http://takealookthroughmylookingglass.blogspot.co.uk/

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  59. I recently got a new baby cousin, so all your posts give me ideas and...dreams. That's why I love you!

    ruby xoxoxo
    rubyrubyrose.blogspot.co.uk

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  60. Aw it looks amazing! You always have such good ideas!
    Fashion/beauty blog
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  61. nice idea! looks amazing! :) xx


    prettythings56.blogspot.co.uk

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  62. This is such a lovely idea and you can pick baskets like these up at charity shops! Great Post!
    http://blueeyedb.blogspot.co.uk/

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  63. Oh God how adorable is that tiny bunny cuddly toy?!?!? LOVE HIM.

    oh and the basket is great too ;)
    xx

    http://sarah-nunn.blogspot.co.uk

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  64. I love how just a simple coat of paint can make anything new again! It would have been such a shame if you got rid of the basket now that you can see the finished project!

    http://www.oftenawkward.blogspot.com

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  65. A couple weeks ago I painted all of my bedroom furniture white with this amazing stuff called Chalk Paint, but I didn't do my wicker chair as I thought it was a bit risky... spray paint it the PERFECT solution!! It looks so good :D thanks Louise! xxx

    janesjumbles.blogspot.co.uk

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  66. Looks great! makes such a difference :)

    http://lifeslikearoadwetravelon.blogspot.com/
    xx

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  67. Great DIY!

    Feel free to check out my blog too:)

    We can also follow each other if you like!

    www.malefashionuk.blogspot.co.uk

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  68. This is great- such a simple touch but it makes it look so much prettier and expensive!

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  69. Beautiful! It really is a lovely shape, the ribbon gives it such a cute look. c:

    http://janiecyxo.blogspot.ca/

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  70. This is soo cute! Might have to do this one for my new bedroom :)
    Jessica xx
    www.fashionmagical.blogspot.com

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  71. I swear I had something that looked like this when I was a youngin. I used to take out everything and climb in it, so be ware of Darcy doing that as well!

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  72. I am one of many Americans who love seeing you in your natural element that brings smiles to our faces. I cannot explain what draws me towards your vlogs for I do not wear makeup and I am not into chic business however I can't keep away like a stray dog looking for something but wanting nothing. I am convinced that there is no one as beautiful as you in all of England and no one can convince me otherwise. I'm in the military so I don't have much time to sit and read much videos are easier to come by but with such an amazing personality I'd rather see it in action
    Anyhow. Well I have rambled on pleae enjoy your day as will I and look forward to the next video that will help me none In life as a man ;)

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  73. Such a good idea, i love the lace bow, really cute :)

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  74. Amazing idea! Will have to try this myself, Thank you xxxx

    http://itsalittlebitfunnythisfeelinginside.blogspot.co.uk/

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  75. Lovely idea! The basket looks lovely with that ribbon too! :D Think I'm going to have to whip out some spray paint and try this myself :)

    http://littlexcub.blogspot.com.au
    xx

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  76. Amazing post!! i appreciate with your blog, such a good idea, thanks for share with us nice blog post about DIY || Spray Painted Wicker Basket, Great job keep it up..!!

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  77. Such a lovely and simple idea!

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  78. Such a good idea :) xxx

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  79. Love it! Going to give it a try!
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  80. Great idea! A white basket looks cool with everything!

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  81. You provide here very nice indeed and you explained your topic very well and i like your post very well so keep it up for next time and know more click here.

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  82. This is indeed such a smart gift idea, and the white spray really instantly transforms a beach basket into a bridal gift one! I just had to follow you on GFC! <3 Btw, I just posted my new outfit featuring gold forefinger rings and hand chains, quite an interesting take on a new arm party! Do tell me if I have successfully PROVOKED you ;)

    xx The Provoker
    http://www.the-provoker.com/2013/05/handy.html

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  83. I really like this. I have some wicker pet baskets on my site and would love to be able to change the colour like that, BUT with them being for pets I would need a pet safe spray paint. Off to look now - inspired :)

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  84. In fact, there are many types of spray gun, such as airless spray gun, HVLP spray gun, and etc, you need to know what's best for your work.


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  85. I like your blog a lot. Its informative and full of information. Thank you for sharing.

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