DIY the latest trend of painted wicker baskets and dipped wicker baskets. It’s fun and easy! Get the look for less by up-cycling, or paint a set you already own.
Painted wicker is so hot right now! But…. you already bought plain wicker baskets, you love them, you don’t want to buy new ones, and you don’t want to hear the husband complain about how much money you spend on things you can’t eat.
I know, it happens to us all, trendy one minute, out the next. Well I’m here to save you – paint them!! DIY painted dipped baskets, here’s how!
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What you’ll need:
- 1 1/2″ painters tape
- Paint Brush (I used a 2″ angled brush)
- Paint (I used Snowfall SW6000)
- Tape Measure
Look at your baskets from afar. Make a plan. Measure from the top of the basket down and make a mark with the marker, ALL the way around the basket.
For example, on the smallest basket, I made a mark at 4″ from the top. Then did that same thing all the way around the basket in a circle. Do this, so your tape line won’t drift.
Place your painters tape right above the mark, so that you paint over it.
Using a SMALL (I can’t stress this enough), SMALL amount of paint on the brush, start painting furthest away from the painters tape, working your way up to the tape. You want the least amount of paint on your brush as possible by the time you reach the tape.
HINT: Always paint downward across the tape. See picture.
Do this for 2-3 coats. I was able to complete a second coat almost immediately, due to the Texas oven I was working in. (aka, outside) You may need to wait a while before starting a second coat.
My painting rule of thumb – if it’s not tacky, it’s ready for another coat.
Another HINT: place an X on the painters tape so you know when you’ve made it back around on the second and/or third coat. hahaha, I learned this the hard way, early on, in my round object painting days. Painting and painting and painting… wait, am I back at the beginning yet??
Pull the tape off before the second or third coat dries (FYI I did 2 coats). I like to do a little free hand to soften the hard paint line.
Let completely dry and get creative!
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