Farmhouse Decor: How to Paint a Basket


Article by Beth Kingston

Photography by Beth Kingston

In case you didn’t know, two of my favorite things in the world are DIY home decor and Rust-Oleum spray paint! Now that we’re spending so much time at home, I’ve been spray painting ALL the things, including this beauty I brought home from JoAnn!

I’m ashamed to say how long I’ve had this (cough cough, February, cough cough). I grabbed it up at JoAnn because I am always looking for different storage ideas, but I didn’t love the natural color. Thankfully, JoAnn also sells about a bajillion colors of Rust-Oleum, so it was a one-stop shop!

Supplies Needed:

  • Rust-Oleum spray paint (we used 2x Ultra Cover Paint + Primer in White)
  • Rust-Oleum spray paint trigger
  • Round Tapered Utility Basket from JoAnn
  • paint triangles (if needed)

Tutorial: How To Paint A Large Basket

1. Gently clean off any dust/dirt on your basket—especially if it has been laying around SINCE FEBRUARY!!! I used a small brush that comes with a dust pan.

2. Place basket opening side down and begin painting. Note: Depending on the tightness of the weave (this one is pretty loose) you are going to use a LOT more paint than you think. The upside: the inside of the basket was 90% done when we flipped it over!


3. Flip over (if necessary) and paint the inside of the basket. Let dry.

And voila! An easy way to customize any basket to fit your home decor. From basic white to bright pink to anything in between, you can turn boring storage in to the focal point of any room. Happy painting!

To see more DIYs and project inspiration for your home, stop by my blog The Kingston Home!

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