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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