Painted Storage Baskets

Hello it is me again, Vidya from Whats Ur Home Story here to share a quick and easy project idea. The word on my mind this year is Organize. Be it in the kitchen, laundry, or closet a little bit of organization goes a long way. And as you all know baskets are a great away to store/hide away things around the home. But they can be expensive at times especially if you want to go for a custom look. That’s when a little bit of creativity and lots of spray paint come to play.

painted storage baskets diy @Remodelaholic

Don’t these painted storage baskets remind you of hat boxes?

diy painted storage baskets

In their previous life they used to be holiday drum baskets that I snagged off the clearance aisle at Michaels for $2-$3 each!

how to make painted storage baskets

First off I removed the gold tacks and string from all the baskets. As expected they came off pretty easily.

painted basket

I then brushed on a coat of Kilz primer and they were already starting to look updated. I used a brush on primer instead of the spray can as I wanted to make sure that the paint got into all the nooks and crannies of the baskets.

painted storage baskets tutorial

A thorough coat of White Rust-Oleum Paint + Primer later they were ready for their Gold hardware. To give the baskets a custom look I added chalkboard labels, again from Michaels. Think they were a buck each. If you have some extra time on hand you could make them yourself with a small piece of wood, chalkboard paint, and some jute yarn. Instead of writing on them I just free handed pictures of the mittens, scarf, and a hat.

painted hat box

These boxes are now gracing my newly finished coat closet.

Clearance to Clutter-Busting Storage Basket @Remodelaholic

For more fun and budget friendly spray paint projects click on the thumbnails below and check them out on my blog. Happy painting!

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Baskets and crates are great for organizing! Use them in your closet:

basket closet storage
Connect the Dotsons featured here on Remodelaholic

in your kitchen:

wire basket shelving to hold cookbooks in the kitchen, Rain On A Tin Roof featured on Remodelaholic
wire basket cookbook storage by Rain on a Tin Roof featured here on Remodelaholic


and of course, for toys!

chalkboard toy box
Chalkboard Toy Box by The Hunted Interior featured here on Remodelaholic


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