Decorating with Thrift Store Finds, The Basket Edition

Hey friends!  Decorating with thrift store finds is my favorite. pastime. ever.   This weekend, my son and I (there’s nothing better than a 20 year old that wants to thrift shop with his mom!) hit a couple of yard sales, and the local Goodwill.  I came home with 2 crocks, 3 baskets, and another thingy I can’t identify.    I turned the baskets in to quick and graphic wall art and styled them LIVE on Facebook last night.  Check out the video HERE.

A few friends invited me to join an Under Ten Dollar project challenge today, and my finds fit that budget perfectly.  Let’s play with 50 cent baskets, shall we?


Decorating With Thrift Store Finds-The Basket Edition

So here’s what the baskets looked like on the thrift store shelf.  I didn’t love the color, but I did love the shape.  AND the price.


decorating with thrift store finds before


I have been a little bored by our dining room chalkboard/plate wall lately, so I thought I’d jazz it up with some texture, and baskets are the perfect way to do that.

I started with two light coats of  Rustoleum’s Chalked Spray Paint in Charcoal, my new favorite paint in my favorite color.

Then I had a little fun adding some seasonal touches.  Can you tell I’m ready for fall?



A little green adds a fresh look.



I’m even ready for snow!  Well, not really…




Here are some more basket wall art ideas:

  • Using painters’ tape and a light hand, tape off and paint a pattern on your basket for more graphic punch
  • Add faux flowers to your basket for a new take on a wreath
  • Add a plate for a layered look.  Hang both the basket and the plate from the same nail
  • Trim a photo to fit and use your basket as a frame

Have you ever hung a basket on a wall?


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15 thoughts on “Decorating with Thrift Store Finds, The Basket Edition

  1. I love these! I have a basket that came out of thingy (HA, the name of it escapes me)that I used for paper plates. I hung it on the door just for the heck of it..plain nothing on it, lol. Now I know what to do with it! And shush on all the fall and winter talk, although I am starting to get the fever for fall decorating ;)
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    1. Thanks Toni! And thanks for watching the video! I’m loving the wreath inside too, and it helps the pumpkins stay in place. ;)

  2. These are so cute and I love how they turned out and that you can just change up the decor quickly each season. I´m not ready for fall though ;)

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