I am a big believer in details – the decorative details. They can make or break your best efforts when you are re-decorating all the way down to the color of the little toggle on the light switch.
Decorating details matter. The details are the fine tuning for a room and you should give them the same thought and planning that you give to the major elements in the room.
I found a brown basket last week at the thrift store that was never used. It was the right size and style to use as the waste basket in the bathroom I was redoing.
I didn’t like the brown color, but it was the right size and price and I knew I could easily change it to suit my style.
I used scissors to cut off the twisted sisal woven to the center of the basket.
I then sprayed Krylon’s Indoor Outdoor Primer on the basket.
When painting wicker – priming is necessary as the wicker has a coating and can be slick. Once that was dry I painted the basket using Rust-Oleum’s Ultra Cover 2x in Heirloom White.
Spray Painting TIP: To make sure you are getting all the nooks and crannies when painting wicker – use spray paint and spray it on when the the piece is – upside down, right side up, and sideways. This will ensure complete coverage.
To replace the twisted sisal I removed. I cut three long strips from the leftover fabric I used for the window valance.
To create a finished edge on the fabric strips. I laid the fabric right side down and folded the edges to the center of the strip and pressed along the entire strip. Repeat the process on the other two strips of fabric.
The back side of each strip will end up looking like this.The right side like this-
The right side like this.
I then wove each strip around the basket where the twisted sisal was. To start and stop the fabric strips I looped the end of each one around one of the vertical reeds. I folded it over to create a finished edge and hot glued it back down on the strip of fabric.
Repeat the process on each strip.
The woven fabric looks just as nice when you look down into the basket as it does from the outside.