White Basket Suitcases

7:50:00 PM

I had a couple of wicker suitcases around that needed 
a coat of white paint for a new look...

So on this beautiful sunny morning, I'm up early with my can 
of white spray primer.... painting baskets... 

They look so much fresher and cleaner...

One was destined for the living room on top of the wood burner...

I thought it went well with the nautical mantel...

 The other one however, needed a number...
 I cut the number 5 out of a piece of label paper and 
stuck it onto the basket...

I used black craft paint and a sponge stencil brush to gently tap inside the stencil...


And now I'm putting it right back where it was on top of the desk...

 Only now it looks so much nicer!

A quick fixer-upper for both baskets.


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  1. love it! this is so fun for summer :)

  2. this is such a good idea! i have many various colored baskets and itll be nice for them to finally "match"...

  3. Lovin' your white baskets and the clever way you created the number 5! Thanks for visiting my blog:)


  4. What a great outcome for a simple project! They look great and I love the added touch of the number.


  5. Yeah - you gave it new life! Pretty. Love the addition of the number.

  6. I have several of these and I was lamenting that they looked dated....thanks for the inspiration!

  7. Great refresher for these baskets, Susan! I painted baskets I already had when I did my dresser redo and I am looking for more to spray paint! I usually keep all those baskets from gift baskets at the holidays so I have lots of sizes and styles to choose from. Instead of storing them, I should use them as storage! Love the stenciled number you did, too. Very clever using the label paper.

  8. Isn't it amazing what a little paint and a number can do??? Looks great! Laurel
    PS...my hubby is taking the kids up north this weekend so I can finally have some project time...so excited! Where will I start???

  9. This old shell basket looks great with the white paint!! Love it! Just signed on as a follower (my icon is the chicken, I just started blogging). Love your nautical post, Regards, Andrea @ townandprairie.blogspot.com

    Come on over and visit sometime!

  10. These look great, love your nautical theme!

  11. Love your quick makeover for this wicker:)!

  12. So sweet! So summery! That number adds so much fun to the basket! Thanks for the great idea! :)

    xoxo laurie

  13. Oooh, I have one I painted last year but now you have me thinking about adding a number! What is it about random numbers that add that perfect touch?


  14. Very Cute! I have one of those stowed away somewhere. Now I want to do something to it!! thanks for sharing! Hopped over from Design it Chic!!


  15. Augh! Why does adding a number makes things look a million times better in my eyes? I love it!

  16. Very nice - I love the look of white painted wicker.

  17. So pretty! I am working on painted some suitcases now and will post it tonight! Hope you come and visit! Yours lok great - love the number!
    Stacey Of Embracing Change

  18. I'm really tempted to paint my picnic baskets now, because yours look so good!

  19. I love those!! They look fantastic Susan and we are so glad you shared them with us at Inspiration Friday! :-)

  20. Those look super with your nautical mantel. Love how they turned out. Thanks for linking it up at Home Sweet Home!

  21. I am a lover of anything wicker. Love how these turned out. Following your blog now. I would love for you to show this off at my Wickedly Crafty Saturdays! http://wiccanmakesometoo.blogspot.com/2011/08/wickedly-crafty-saturdays-8611.html


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