First to be finished were the three planters. I have pictures of the two wicker types, but I don't know what happened to the third original picture.
This was one of two wicker baskets that I salvaged from the "dump" so to speak. There were two of them - the smaller one fit inside of the larger one. This is what they looked like.
They were not something that I really liked, so I thought I would paint them. I decided to dry brush the baskets with some blue paint I had on hand.
I liked the look of the baskets once I had dry brushed them. I let some of the golden color shine through. What else could I do to the baskets? I had these Decoupage prints that I purchased about 15 years ago at some place in Ohio. They would work. I cut them out and then used Mod Podge (matte finish) to attach them to the baskets. I covered the images in Mod Podge. I may add a varnish over the baskets, but not sure yet.
Once completed, I added flowers and placed the small one on the deck in front of my small yellow table. I am not sure what I am doing with the large basket yet.
Here is the small and large one after they were completed.
For the third basket, it was metal and had gold palm trees on it. They had to go! I spray painted it black.
I wish I had an original picture, because this was the best makeover. I added some
Decoupage prints to this one as well. Then I decided to add some color to the legs and the handles. I painted them gold. This was really a trash to treasure project.
I have not decided what to do or where to place it yet. If you have any ideas, let me know.
You never know what you are going to find on "junk" day !
Even items that you may not like, become treasures, once they are re-purposed.
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