Thursday, July 11, 2013

Decorative Wall Basket

I found three of these wall baskets at a yard sale a few weeks back and I wanted to try three different paint finishes on each of them.  This is the first of the three.  It started out as just a black frame with the basket filler in it.  I added some small scale poultry wire all the way around.  
Next I added one of my decorative wreaths with epoxy and clamps and clothespins to get it to adhere to the frame.  Then I sprayed the whole thing with primer gray.  I followed that with a coat of gesso that I quickly wiped back.  The next step was to dry brush with Annie Sloan's Duck Egg Blue.  I did go back and dry brush the wreath with some ivory, but now that I'm looking at the photos, I think I'll respray it with the gray and put it back to match the rest of the basket.  
Here is how we started.  Pretty ugly, huh?  I like my version a lot better.  I think this would be perfect with succulents and moss.
Here is the basket before painting and after the poultry wire was attached.  
One last thing before I leave you today.  I signed up for the Haven Conference and my husband surprised me with a fabulous Rhine River cruise and I have a conflict of dates.  If anyone out there would like to purchase my ticket, let me know.  My slot is now available.  You can email me using the button on my sidebar or leave a comment and I'll get back to you.

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13 comments:

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Everything is beautiful and well organized.
Mary

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I'm sorry I won't get to meet you at Haven, Maggie. Enjoy your cruise! I love the basket with the addition of the wire, and with the new color and embellishment it looks tres fab! : )

Jill Norwood said...

A very beautiful basket ! Love it!

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

Well I finally got here and caught up with your posts! Love the bench and the script stencil!!! The flower flag looks so pretty. Love to repurpose too! I am so disappointed you are not going to Haven Maggie. I was so hoping to meet you. Maybe we will cross paths one day!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh Maggie once again a fabulous transformation! Adding the wire and wreath was genius!

Carol

NanaDiana said...

Great find!!! WHAT? You are going on a cruise with your hubby and missing Haven?!?! lol xo Diana

A Paris Flea said...

Wow! I very much like how you transformed the basket. The chicken wire, wreath and paint are fabulous~~~a great update.

happiness...Mickie

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

So pretty...I have never messed with gesso and really don't know anything about it. I would totally take a Rhine River cruise over Haven!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I found two of these black baskets at a yard sale a few weeks ago...they have to be the same thing. Yours take on a whole new dimension with the wire, decorations, and paint. Now my plain old baskets are going to need a face lift.

Karen said...

That is so pretty! It's given me an idea for storing towels and washcloths in my bathroom. Thanks for the inspiration. Enjoy your cruise.

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Cynthia said...

Gorgeous! Went from just to Fabulous!

Cynthia

Donna said...

What a gorgeous basket, Maggie! The wreath is stunning! It is almost too pretty to hang outside:) Your Rhine River trip will be amazing!!