Thursday, August 1, 2013

A Tisket, A Tasket, A Cheap Thrift Store Basket

It’s clearly no secret that I love Thrift Stores! 

On a recent trip to one of my favorite Thrift Stores, I scored some great accessories.  I'm going to be helping a friend with her Built-In Shelves by helping her stage her house for Selling (I am also her Real Estate Agent) and these finds will be perfect to fill those up. 

You can see that post here.

Here was my haul of Goodies.

Accessories - Primer & Painted Nails

Do you see that flat woven basket underneath all that other stuff on the bottom left? 

Well, we didn’t end up using it on her shelves so it has been sitting around my house waiting for it’s purpose in life. 

After I completed the Dresser turned TV Stand that I blogged about day before yesterday, I found it’s purpose.

Here is a full view of what this Basket looked like before.

Thrift Store Basket Before - Primer & Painted Nails

I gathered up all my Supplies – you know the usual suspects.

Thrift Store Basket Before Supplies - Primer & Painted Nails

This project was super simple and super fast. 

I taped off my stripes – at different widths and on a diagonal – and used my trusty little exacto knife to trim the edges.

Thrift Store Basket Before All Taped Up - Primer & Painted Nails

Thrift Store Basket Before Tape - Primer & Painted Nails

I used Blue Painters Tape because my Frog Tape was too wide.  I pressed the edges down to ensure no Spray Paint Seepage (these are official terms people).  I did as usual and sprayed light even coats – it only took three passes.  I then peeled the tape while the last coat was still wet.

Here it is all done!

Thrift Store Basket After - Primer & Painted Nails

Thrift Store Basket After 2 - Primer & Painted Nails

And Accessorized with a couple of my favorite design books!

Thrift Store Basket After with Books - Primer & Painted Nails

Got any small projects you’re working on?

See you Soon…..

PS - This project was very easy and very cheap... worthy of a link up at this party:

under $10 under 1 hr spring 2014


  1. Stripes make everything look better! That little basket never looked so good. Thanks for joining, Kelly!

    1. Thanks! And I agree :) Thanks for hosting the party!!


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