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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:


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

  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~

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

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


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

  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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