Monday, July 24, 2017

Upcycle a Vintage Picnic Basket

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. 

upcycle a vintage picnic basket with Fusion paint and old sign stencils

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! 

Use a Buffalo Check Stencil to Update a Vintage Picnic Basket
A simple and super quick makeover!
paint and stencils update an old picnic basket
*Disclosure--I was given paint and stencils to use, however the opinions of these products are solely mine.


  1. What a perfect touch! Now I want to go on a picnic.... guess it worked. :)

  2. Did you touch up the inside of the basket at all ? If so what did you do and how ?


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