I have not done a stitch of decorating in my laundry room since we moved in two years ago…until now! I have finally started, and the first project on the list was filling the empty shelf next to my cabinets.
I found these adorable apple baskets at Michael’s for only $5.99. With a 40% off coupon, there are really inexpensive. They come in a couple of different sizes, and this was the medium one. Add some paint, distress ink, and some numbers, and you’ve got a totally cute and inexpensive way to add some storage.
I think these would also be super cute in a pantry…for potatoes, onions, etc. There is a larger size that would be perfect for that. And how cute for a playroom?
ITEMS YOU NEED:
- apple baskets (Michael’s, $5.99)
- painters tape
- spray paint
- distress ink
- wooden numbers or letters (Michaels, .99)
- craft paint & foam brush
- craft adhesive…E6000, Liquid Nails, etc.
1. If your basket has handles, cover them with painters tape.
2. Spray paint the baskets and handles. I needed 2 light coats to cover mine–one can of paint covered all three baskets.
(If you are using spray paint, you MUST get one of these clip-on hand sprayers by Rustoleum. They are only around $6 at Home Depot. They make it so much easier!)
3. While that’s drying, paint your numbers using the craft paint and foam brush.
4. Once the buckets are dry, use your distress ink pad (yes, the one you use for paper!) wherever you want it. I used distress ink because I wanted it to be black, and it was super fast and easy. You could also use a dark stain–Dark Walnut by Minwax–if you wanted it brown.
5. Distress your numbers with sandpaper. Using your craft adhesive, adhere the numbers to the baskets.
6. Add some ribbon, or strip of fabric to the handle if desired!