Yesterday, Sunday, was our last Third Sunday Market of the year. It is funny how every May we are crazy excited to start the season and by October, well, for me, I am ready to give everything away so we don’t have to load it into the truck. Lol!
Anywho. Usually on the Monday after TSM, I can’t get this old body to move. But for some reason I got up early which gave me 15 extra minutes to myself. Woo woo!
We have a vendor in our shop that painted an old brown picnic basket. It is so adorable. I actually use an old brown picnic basket as my bread basket on my kitchen counter. Hey, why not paint it?
Luckily for me, I hadn’t put back the paint I was using on Friday. Ok. Who am I kidding? I hadn’t put back downstairs the paint I had used a couple months ago…lol. you never know when you are going to need some mismatched paint.
I picked out an ivory color which prompted Stevie Wonder to sing in my head Ebony and Ivory. Ahhhhhhh. Anywho, I began to dry brush the paint on. For me, that means dipping my brush in the paint but not saturating it. I then use a really light touch when brushing the paint on. Just barely allowing the tips to gently sweep the item. And yes, I do use kind of a sweeping motion. It allows whatever is underneath to show.
It took me all of 10 minutes to paint the entire basket. I didn’t even take out the bread. I figured the only people who would see the inside were my family who probably wouldn’t even notice. Lol.
I spent the rest of my 15 minutes hunting down embellishments. I sawed through the tulle I have on my mirror (no sharp scissors to be found) and grabbed a doily off a chair and a pin off my dresser. Tied it all up and then undid it and tried again. I ended up with just the doily and the pin. I may later switch out the pin with the seaons like use a fab vintage christmas tree pin in December. Oh the possibilities!
I am really pleased with the way it turned out. And proud of my self for actually doing something instead of hopping on Pinterest!