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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Trash to Treasure Basket


Remember that basket I garbage picked last week? I transformed that ugly duckling into a beautiful swan (at least I think so). I started out by spraying her with several light coats of Krylon's Almond in satin.

I wanted to do something besides just paint the inside, so I picked out some cute scrapbook paper and lined the inside of the basket with it. Once the paint on the basket dried, I covered unprotected surfaces with blue painter's tape and sprayed the inside of the basket with Elmer's Craft Bond.
It's a little hard to see in this shot, but I painted the bottom inside of the basket, so I covered that surface with blue tape so that the adhesive would not get on it. I also taped the edges of the basket to prevent those from the spray adhesive. I lined the basket with the scrapbook paper then Mod Podged it. This was the first time I had ever used Mod Podge on a surface that was not completely flat, so I had to go back and touch up a few areas with my hot glue gun after I was done. Here is the finished product:

5 comments:

  1. Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party this week!

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  2. Oh this is just fantasic! What a great transformation! I'm loving your blog and I'm so excited to be your newest follower! I would also like to invite you to my link party/giveaway every Friday at FrouFrouDecor! I love new friends and hope to see you there!
    ~Terrell @ FFD~

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  3. I love the change! I like the lining too.

    Thanks for linking up on Trash to Treasure Decorating this week!

    Michelle

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  4. Much, much better with that pretty lining. That nice fresh coat of paint helped too. It's lovely! Visiting from The CSI Project! :)

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  5. When I first saw the picture I thought it was lined with material. It's really cute! Great job! Love the scrapbook paper! Visiting from CSI.

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