Numbered Basket

Here is the before – rather blah.

The basket was functional & good for storing the extra blankets, etc. in the family room to snuggle up with during family movie night but not very interesting to view.

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So I decided to give it some personality…….

I took out my handy dandy black craft paint & started stenciling out No. 4448 {our house numbers}

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Only we had a little problem……

the BLACK craft paint actually came out hunter green (with a bit of puke green mixed in –yes, very pretty!)

&

the paint was running & not sticking to the glossy weave of the basket.

What is a girl to do? Hmmmm

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So I took out my supreme artist’s tool – the SHARPIE!

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And here is the result:

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Added a quick bit of Northern Cottage style in a jif.

Happy Monday everybody!!

I’m gonna link this up to Between Naps on the Porch Met Monday:

Chat soon -

NORTHERN COTTAGE

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and

A Soft Place to Land - DIY Day


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15 comments:

  1. Good idea. I hate it when paint does that. :-)

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  2. Sharpie is my friend too....love how your basket turned out! I need to paint some numbers on stuff so I can be cool too :o) Think my kids will mind if I use their foreheads?

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  3. Dont you just love baskets!! Everything always looks "together" in a basket!!

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  4. Ha!! everything seems to be numbered these days.....hmmmmmmmm...

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  5. Sharpie to the rescue! That idea is too cute.

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  6. Looks so cute!!

    If you haven't already come link up at my Room a month makeover. http://theshadesofpink.blogspot.com/2009/10/room-month-monster-dominoes.html

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  7. great looking basket made even better with the numbers, I am gonna just have to get me some numbers, they are so nifty...thanks for sharing

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  8. The numbers look great! I recently painted and distressed a new canoe paddle to look old and painted our anniversary, 725, on it. Our family visiting today for Thanksgiving had fun guessing the significance of the numbers.

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  9. Very cute - and what a great way to turn things around!

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  10. I just put numbers on my front door. Loving numbers right now. that was a clever fix.

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  11. Oh how I love a numbered basket, great tip to use the sharpie!
    Thanks for linking up to Trash to Treasure tuesday, please remember to link back to REINVENTED in your post, and come back next week! :)

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  12. I love the basket. That was a very good idea regarding the sharpie.
    A pottery barn forerunner!

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  13. Love all the NUMBERS!!! Great job ao happy that I stumbled across your blog its lovely!

    Have a great weekend

    Kate

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  14. Great idea! I'd love to try this. When I do... I'll link back to you for the idea. So cute!

    Have a great week!
    ~Michelle

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  15. I love it! That was way too smart!

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