I have such a fondness for vintage picnic baskets. And while I don't collect them, I do like to find them and fix them up for re-sale.
This one was originally a natural color, but was in pretty rough shape--a little squished and a stain on the top. I painted it with Fusion Mineral paint in Fort York Red (the very best true red I have ever seen).
I then used my very favorite stencil from Funky Junk Interiors Old Sign Stencils--the buffalo check. Every time I use it, it feels like magic when I pull the stencil off and see perfect buffalo check!
A simple and super quick makeover!
*Disclosure--I was given paint and stencils to use, however the opinions of these products are solely mine.