Easy Paint Dipped Basket

The EASY way to get the paint-dipped look! These stylish baskets are perfect for storing blankets, magazines, toys, and more.

The EASY way to get the paint-dipped look! These stylish baskets are perfect for storing blankets, magazines, toys, and more. Get the details at LoveGrowsWild.com

This DIY is what I like to call “sweet, stylish, simple”. You take a plain basket that’s laying around the house (we all have at least a couple, right?), slap on some painter’s tape, paint it with your favorite color, and call it done! With all the crazy makeover chaos going on in our living room right now, a quick and simple project like this was exactly what I needed after our board and batten marathon. (You can find lots of pictures of our makeover progress on Instagram.)

My grandmother gave me this basket a few years ago, and the other day I decided to freshen it up with some paint. I love the paint-dipped look, but because this basket is HUGE, it would be tough to find a big enough container or enough paint to dip this big beast into. So I went with Plan B and made it MUCH simpler. This basket probably only took me about a half hour from start to finish with just a couple supplies:

  • basket
  • painter’s tape
  • paint
  • paint brush

First things first… you’ll want to clean your basket with a damp rag. The tape won’t stick and the paint won’t adhere well if it’s full of dirt and dust.

The EASY way to get the paint-dipped look! These stylish baskets are perfect for storing blankets, magazines, toys, and more. Get the details at LoveGrowsWild.com

Now grab a roll of painter’s tape and tape a slanted line all the way around the basket.

P.S. If you don’t love the asymmetric look, feel free to do a straight line too.

The EASY way to get the paint-dipped look! These stylish baskets are perfect for storing blankets, magazines, toys, and more. Get the details at LoveGrowsWild.com

Now paint the basket below the tape line in your color of choice. I went with white (shocker, I know) so I can move it to any room of my house, but a pop of color would be fun too. You’ll need to apply the paint pretty thick so it goes into all the little nooks and crannies.

Note: I didn’t bother painting the very bottom of the basket so that the paint wouldn’t chip off on the floor. No one will see the bottom anyway, so save yourself the time and extra paint.

The EASY way to get the paint-dipped look! These stylish baskets are perfect for storing blankets, magazines, toys, and more. Get the details at LoveGrowsWild.com

Once you’re finished painting, pull the tape off and let the paint finish drying completely.

The EASY way to get the paint-dipped look! These stylish baskets are perfect for storing blankets, magazines, toys, and more. Get the details at LoveGrowsWild.com

I’ll mostly use this basket to store the hundreds of blankets we have in the living room… we loooove to snuggle up all cozy on the couch…

The EASY way to get the paint-dipped look! These stylish baskets are perfect for storing blankets, magazines, toys, and more. Get the details at LoveGrowsWild.com

But it would be perfect for storing magazines, books, toys, clothes, towels… you name it! I think you can never have too many storage baskets around the house, and I absolutely love the new paint-dipped look I gave this one. Natural woven texture + milky white paint = one happy Liz.

The EASY way to get the paint-dipped look! These stylish baskets are perfect for storing blankets, magazines, toys, and more. Get the details at LoveGrowsWild.com

So tell me what you think! Where do you use storage baskets in your home? Do you like the paint-dipped look? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Are you making this project? I’d LOVE to see it! Post a photo of your creation on Instagram and use the hashtag #MyLGWProject. It may just get featured!

The EASY way to get the paint-dipped look! These stylish baskets are perfect for storing blankets, magazines, toys, and more. Get the details at LoveGrowsWild.com

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Comments

  1. Love this basket. It now looks like one you’d find in a modern home furnishings store!

  2. Sometimes keeping it simple is all you need to do. The basket looks great, no fuss and really functional. Love it.

  3. Love how clean and simple it turned out! The perfect addition to that basket! : ) So excited for your living room reveal!

    • Aww… thanks, Ash! I’m can’t wait to get it all finished! …so that I can tear apart another room for the next few months… lol! 😉

  4. What a great way to add some character to a “normal” basket! Love it!

  5. So cute! I love a simple project like this. We have a ton of blankets lying around and would love to corral them into a large basket too. I might just have to find one at the Goodwill and give it a facelift! 🙂 Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Absolutely! Goodwill is a great place to find old baskets in need of a little facelift. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by, Amanda!

  6. I absolutely LOVE how chiuc and simple this would be to make Liz. And I already have like 200 baskets in my storage area, awesome project!! Xo

  7. Baskets are everywhere in my house. I mean, can you really ever have enough? I absolutely love your paint-dipped basket, especially the asymmetric line. It’s amazing what a little paint can do. It looks totally trendy!

    • Agreed… you can never have enough! I’m so happy you like my little project. Thank you for stopping by, Rena!! 🙂

  8. Hi Liz! Love the basket project. I have done something similar with little metal tins. 🙂 I was wondering if you used chalk paint or latex house paint? Looks wonderful!
    Lory xo
    http://www.therobinsnestdesigns.com

    • Liz Fourez says:

      Hi Lory! I just used regular latex paint, but chalk paint would work great too! I bet this would look super cute with little metal tins. Great idea! 🙂

  9. Love this idea! Needing a new blanket basket since our puppy chewed up the last one! 😉 Thanks for sharing at Link Party Palooza!

    • Liz Fourez says:

      Haha! A new blanket basket for you and maybe a few new chew toys for puppy! 😉 Thanks so much for stopping by from the link party!

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