I found a large basket at a second-hand shop for $0.50. I loved the shape and size of the basket but the color wasn’t what I wanted. Of course changing color is easy with Country Chic Paint. Painting a basket isn’t hard…..but it is a little more time consuming. There are a lot of holes to cover and fill in, however you don’t need to feel like you need to cover every tiny spot.
I used Country Chic Paint in Simplicity to paint the basket. Make sure you paint over some plastic because paint will drip through the openings in the basket weave. An angled stiff bristled bush works best with the basket weave. You don’t have to get into every little spot but an angled brush makes it easier to get into most spaces.
After 2 coats of Simplicity paint I lightly went over the entire basket in gold wax.
I like the old world feel the gold wax gives the basket. It makes the perfect place to keep my yarn for crocheting, and looks great next to my old rocking chair.
I love my little reading/crocheting nook!