Friday, September 12, 2008

I forgot something

I completely forgot to include these pictures in my post last week on painting the kids' closet. I found these baskets at Walgreens, and almost all of them were a natural color, but there was one that was a chocolate brown that I loved. I thought it would look better against the blue background, too. But I wasn't about to drive around to all the Walgreens in the area and see if they had the chocolate colored baskets. So I went shopping in the basement for some brown paint and this is how they turned out.
I paint baskets all the time. I have a big basket in the living room for all the little blankets the kids use. We just throw them in, because I'm not going to fold all the blankets every day. It was a tired, old natural basket that I refreshed with a couple coats of brown spray paint.


Twice as Nice said...

The baskets look great. Did you get a good deal on them. A girl can always use a basket or two. They fill up quick :o)

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Cute! They look terrific. cherry

Lisa said...

so so clever Mrs J.

Desiree' said...

you and a can of paint are an amazing duo! :) I wish I was as bold as you! by the way, I LOVE your sons shirt. . .I have an eight year old who HAS to finish the level! :)

Anonymous said...

Perhaps a dumb question - but does the paint ever wear off? The baskets look great and I would love to paint some of mine! Thanks.

jeanne @ Inspiring Ideas said...

Great touches! Nicely organized with fun accents.

Linda said...

Love the paint baskets as well. Yours look so much better brown.

Martha said...



I can't tell you how many times I've passed up an inexpensive basket just because it was the wrong color! Why didn't I think to paint them?????

The world needs Mrs. Jones :)


carissa... brown eyed fox said...

i love that... never would have thought to paint... very neat!
clever... AS EVER!

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