Thursday, January 23, 2014
STRIPES MAKE EVERYTHING BETTER
Thank you all so much for your kind words on my kitchen chairs makeover! You guys seemed to love them as much as I do. Today's project is nothing earth shattering, but it made a difference in my space.
I painted a basket.
Our kitchen table ends up being command central, and about a year ago I bought this trunk style basket to keep in the corner to stash all of the computer chargers, cases, notebooks, devotionals, etc. that accumulate in that space.
It's served it's purpose very well, but it was a little boring and totally blended into the space. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but I thought it needed a little more personality.
To accomplish the task, I used some leftover semi-gloss black paint and a small stiff brush, which got down into the crevices well.
I followed the lines of where the material was woven. It didn't always turn out completely straight, but for the big picture it turned out good enough. I started with the large band around the bottom,
and then added a smaller stripe above it.
It took two coats and probably about an hour to do, just because some of those edges were a bit tedious. But, it was a perfect weekend activity while everyone else was consumed with football games!
Do you have a plain-jane accessory that could use a quick added detail to take it up a notch?