Wire Basket Makeover

Hi!  Last summer I went to this amazing garage sale and ended up loading up my car with all sorts of goodies.  One of my purchases was a wire basket.  I knew it could be great so at the 1/2 price (last day of the sale) I ended up paying a whole .05 for it.  Nice right?

 

Wire Basket Makeover - www.michellejdesigns.com - this garage sale ugly duckling gets turned into something beautiful with just some paint!

 

Wire Basket Makeover

So are you ready to see what this guy looked like before it got some new paint?

 

Wire Basket Makeover - www.michellejdesigns.com - this garage sale ugly duckling gets turned into something beautiful with just some paint!

 

I am not really sure why those hearts were there but they were sun damaged or something.  They were a really weird color and just made the entire thing look terrible.  Of course they came off immediately.

 

Wire Basket Makeover - www.michellejdesigns.com - this garage sale ugly duckling gets turned into something beautiful with just some paint!

Then I had this.  Which wasn’t bad at all.  But the picture doesn’t really show how weird the metal was.  It was lighter silver than what is showing.  I thought about painting it black or the Oil Rubbed Bronze that I love.  But I decided to get some color involved.

That is where I cam up with this!  I think it is really pretty.

Wire Basket Makeover - www.michellejdesigns.com - this garage sale ugly duckling gets turned into something beautiful with just some paint!

 

I wanted some clear milk bottles to go in it.  I tried the Starbucks iced coffee bottles but they were too big.  I looked around at Dollar General and found these bottles.  They came with pour spouts like for olive oil and such but I removed those so I could use them as vases.

They were a funny orange-ish color but I kind of liked them with the teal-ish color (these are technical terms) of the basket so I left them alone.  The sign and the sticker on the bottles said $1 each but when I got to the register turns out they were on clearance so they were only .30 each.  Bargain!!!!

They fit perfectly and I am so glad I found them.

Wire Basket Makeover - www.michellejdesigns.com - this garage sale ugly duckling gets turned into something beautiful with just some paint!

 

I am really ready for spring and this display is bright and cheery.

 

Wire Basket Makeover - www.michellejdesigns.com - this garage sale ugly duckling gets turned into something beautiful with just some paint!

 

What do you think?  So easy and it only cost $1.32 with the tax.  I love it!

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