How to Paint French Market Baskets
Tue 30th, Jul, 2013
Well G’day Beach Cottage people, wanna paint a French market basket! How the devil are you? I am good, feeling lucky to be alive at the moment. That’s always a bonus.
So today I am here with a craft. We all know I dabble in this, I would love to be one of those super perfect craft bloggers who can whip up a patchwork quilt in a couple of hours, sew my wee gorgeous ones a smock peasant top or, you know, whack out a slipcover (in white linen) or six, but nup, crafting in this old cottage is often, actually nearly always related to or involved with white paint. Be careful if you pop in for tea and cake and sit still for a moment I may just pull up your trouser and paint your ankle white.
Anyway, recently I was at a local-ish shop which hankers a little bit on the French side….I may or may not have come away with another cheeseboard….in there were some market baskets painted in a light blue colour and may I just point out that the painting wasn’t up to much. I picked one up, hmm thought I, I could so whip this little baby up myself.
After a bit of thinking and a quick look on Pinterest (and what did we do before Pinterest?! How did life exist? How did one research one’s new kitchen without Pinterest?!) and seeing painted baskets c/o Martha as in Stewart I briefly thought about dipping them in a bucket of paint as I had seen a couple of online tutorials show. Two reasons I didn’t do this : one it looked like a faff and two I thought it was a real waste of paint to tip it out in to a bucket and then dip in the bag – I also thought this was messy and didn’t have a tub that I thought would be big enough for the paint.
So, I used a paintbrush and white paint and didn’t faff around with a tub. Astounding really isn’t it? Want to paint your market basket with paint? Paint it my friends. The simplest craft tutorial you’ll ever find – I simply painted the baskets with water based white paint – the only things to watch out for are that the top line is semi-straight…the line on my basket with the band of white isn’t particularly perfect…just the way I like it ;-)
And so this is my latest crafting Beach Cottage style – French market baskets with a leetle bit of white.
See you soon, I have the lastest giveaway cooking up, yeehaw…