Monday, December 10, 2012

Wastebasket No. 5

Sort of has the same ring as Chanel No. 5, right? Ok, well maybe not, but I knew when I spotted this giant, homemade wastebasket at Goodwill that it had potential.  It was made out of glossy paneling and in the past I would have left it and its $2 price tag behind.  But, I knew a quick transformation  with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint was possible.
A little Old Ochre,
some distressing with a wet cloth and some wax, and a number 5 painted on was all it needed to make a great storage piece. 
It has signs in it I painted on old pickets, but has so many possibilities.  What would you store in it?

7 comments:

  1. Rolls of wrapping paper or even more seasonal .... hats, gloves, scarves, the "winter warm essentials" you grab / dump at the door. Cure redo regardless of how the container is used. Oh, would make a super-cute tabletop mini-Christmas tree container or even a year-round plant container!

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  2. Love this! You did an awesome job painting and distressing.

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  3. Awesome find. You have made it look wonderful...Love it :)

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  4. Great find! Love how you transformed it. I really need to try some of that Annie Sloan chalk paint. That stuff is magic makeover in a jar. ;)

    Julie

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  5. Super project. I really like that. I'm heading to the thrift store Wednesday. I know I saw one there the other day. Great idea.
    T

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  6. I would love to put white birch trees in it.

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  7. love #5 becky! I never find anything at my Goodwill.

    great job! It would be great for umbrellas don't cha think?
    gail

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