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Sunday, February 19, 2012

My Basket transformation

So all over Pinterest are ideas to transform baskets into cloches.  These baskets I found at our Thriftstore.  I thought they would look good transformed.  After I finished them I realised that the holes need to be a bit bigger, but for my first time the worked.  I took off the handles and then painted them using Martha Stewart craft paints.  I used a couple of different colours to give them a shabby chic look.
I then got out my stash of goodies wondering what to use.   While I had my goodies out I thought I would give you a peek as some of my things.  All my lace trims colour coded.  You can see two hearts that I started making which I will be showing you in another post.

Another look at my fun goodies!

Close up of the hearts!

So here are my cloches on my mantel.  As you can see it is a little difficult to see inside.  I have added some greenery and roses inside as these were the easiest to see.

Close up of the smaller cloche.  This one is done with blue paint, pink and  cream.  Love how it looks.

The bigger one.  This one was painted green with a cream on top.  I think I need to sand it a little to show more of the green.

This is a close up of the top.  This is a door handle I got from Michaels for $1.50.  Took the screw part out and then used glue to attach it to the basket.

Love my little scape.

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