Wednesday, April 8, 2009

I saw this basket on Chris's blog the other day. I just love it, but I don't have any old schools in the neighborhood where I can get cute vintage baskets.

I did have these new baskets that I picked up on clearance the other day.

And I did have oil rubbed bronze spray paint from Krylon in my "paint shop."

I think I need to add a little Rub N' Buff silver and then maybe some rust coloring.

This is the little table I picked up for a few bucks the other day. It really needs a coat of paint because it is not quite as pretty as it looks in the picture, but I don't want to cover up the chipped areas, so I might just wipe cream paint on. I'm going to think about it for a while.

By the way, love this spray paint. This is how it looks on a chandelier.

That totally rocks. I'm going through my house to see what metal fixtures I can paint.


Pajama Mama said...

where did you get your new basket? i'm sure they're all gone now, but I want one, or ten...

Martha said...

Oh my gosh! I LOVE IT!!!!

Make sure you get those other colors and show us how you gave it some patina!!

I say this for totally selfish reasons, since I almost bought a paper maiche (sp) Z, some spray paint and some pewter-colored goldleaf the other day.

Then I put it all back because I knew I would mess it all up.

Chris said...

What a great idea! I love it! Off to find some clearance baskets! :)

Linda said...

Love Chris's blog and that paint it awesome as soon as I saw it I was thinking what could I paint with it. You did a great job on the baskets too.
Hope you have a Happy Easter.

mimi charmante said...

I too love baskets. I have been picking them up at local flea markets and swap meets lately. Yours turned out great!
Have a lovely Easter weekend~

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Anonymous said...

Oh, I love them! I have to get me some of that paint.

Thanks for visting my blog! You asked if I used primer on the metal I painted and here is my answer. Yes, and no. I used it on some of the pieces, but like a dork I forgot on my second batch. So far I haven't been able to see a difference, but only time will tell.:)

Not just a Mommy! said...

Hi there, thanks for joining my merry band of stalkers. I TOTALLY have that horrid light fixture, and I'm checking out painting it, although when it comes to home improvement, I would rather just buy a new one :)

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