I have some fun news today! Each month, starting today, I’ll be getting together with some fabulous bloggers to share with you guys some easy Thrift Store Decor Makeovers! We want to teach you how you can beautify and decorate your home on a budget with thrift store finds. This month I’m sharing an easy West Elm Hack – Striped Basket Makeover.
I bought this wicker waste basket at my local thrift store for $3.99 – bargain!
Thrift Store Decorating Tip:
When I shop thrift stores for decor makeovers I concentrate on shape and texture , not color.
Try not to focus on the color – you can easily change that!
This two toned wicker basket has a great shape and I love it’s woven texture….and is the perfect size to use as a basket for holding flowers, flip flops by the back door, a throw, magazines….so many storage and organization possibilities!
I’m not loving the colors of it, so I decided to give it a West Elm Inspired Makeover!
These West Elm striped baskets were my inspiration:
Here’s how to makeover and repurpose this thrift store waste basket. This post contains some affiliate links. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.
- Spray paint the basket with two coats of primer. Let dry completely.
- Using the artist brush paint on one coat of Yesteryear. Use my picture to see where I placed the stripes. No taping is required – just follow the lines of the woven wicker. I painted on 3 wide stripes and two narow ones.
- Let paint dry completely
Ta-da!! I love how it turned out!
I know I’ll be using this West Elm inspired basket so many ways! I think I’ll look for a few more at my thrift store and create a collection!
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I’m super excited today to be joining an incredible group of 9 amazing bloggers in this fun monthly Thrift Store Decor Makeover Challenge!
9 DIY and Decor Bloggers and 9 Redesigned Thrifty Finds!
Visit each of their posts for more AMAZING thrift store decorating ideas!:
Mom 4 Real’s Magazine Rack Turned Portable Office
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia’s DIY Chalkboard Repurposed from a Cheeseboard
Petticoat Junktion’s Shelf Flip
Redhead Can Decorate’s Repurposed Thrift Store Tea Set
Domestically Speaking’s Starfish Vase
Debbie Doo’s Repurposed Memo Board
Bliss Ranch’s Wood Clock Redo
Our Southern Home’s French Country Mirror
Check out a few of the other thrift store projects I’ve done: