Thrift Store Basket Wall Art

Basket HeaderHappy September!  Can you believe it’s SEPT-EM-BER?  Whattttt?  I know we say this every year, but it amazes me how time flies.  I couldn’t be happier that Fall is in the air.  I know it’s still early, but I’m anxiously waiting to decorate the house!  It’s September now, can I?

Over this summer, I made a couple trips to the upper peninsula of Michigan.  Have you been?  No? GO!  It’s a magical place.  Anyways, one thing I love to do there is thrift.  I will sometimes give my mom a “look for” list as she resides up there all summer and she always surprises me with her finds!  I’ll always get a picture from her showing all the goodies she found me.  Thank you mama.  Some girlfriends and I were up there when I found these lovely baskets.

Baskets Before

One friend, rolled her eyes at my purchase.  Oh, you just wait GF, see what I do! LOL  Oh, did I mention, they were a quarter?! Get OUTTT.

This idea was inspired by Penny Love Projects.  She did some numbered baskets for her booth and if I was closer to her booth, I would have ran and bought them!

First, I gave them a quick spray of matted black paint.

Baskets sprayed

I grabbed some Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, a stencil brush and stencils.

Basket Paint

Basket StencilsI centered the number on the basket and applied the paint.

Basket Stencil 2

I like the black and white contrast!  Really diggin’ B & W lately.




Basket Final 1

I stacked the baskets on the wall from smallest to large.  We have tall ceilings in our living room so this worked great in there!

Basket Final 4

How fun!  And, I love that I took someone’s unused baskets and turned them into something I love!

21 thoughts on “Thrift Store Basket Wall Art

  1. Sara, you are so good at simple, yet powerful makeovers! I love these baskets! I am obsessed with numbers lately, too, so I love that piece of this project! A quarter? Seriously? Awesome! Hope you have a great weekend!

  2. Hi Sara, I wanted to say thanks for visiting my blog and leaving me a sweet comment on my TRASHY planter post….LOL…I tried to reply directly to your comment but you came up as a non reply blogger and I don’t see the option to leave you a message on Google + either. Your blog looks super cut, will follow you as well!!!!
    Christine from Little Brags

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