This basket is another inexpensive Goodwill find.  I love the chevron-esque pattern of the weave.

At first,  I used it to house the pot of my fiddle leaf fig.

Unfortunately, the tree did not survive so the basket was out of commission.  When I used it to store towels for guests in the bedroom, it just seemed like it needed a little something.

This Martha Stewart image of dipped baskets is popular on Pinterest so I decided to give it a try.

It was really easy to do. I taped off the lower section using Frog Tape (but you definitely could free hand it) and brushed Behr’s Ultra White paint in semi gloss over the taped off area.  There are a variety of colors and patterns to try.   You could dip the top of the basket and leave the bottom natural.   I love the look.  It’s an easy, fresh way to update an old basket.

This is my second attempt at the ‘dipped’ effect and I like it just as much as did with my first, a dipped bowl. Do you have any old baskets that need updating?  What do you think of the ‘dipped’ effect?


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7 Responses to Dip It

  1. What a perfect, simple idea that took that basket up a hundred notches. Love! Pinning this.

  2. Amanda says:

    Great post, love the basket! I’ll be featuring this on Craft Gossip this morning 🙂

  3. elle says:

    Super cute!!! Don’t think i have anything to dip but love the name of the post!!!

  4. katie lake says:

    What a great and simple way to make a huge difference. Also love the striped bench!

  5. Karriem says:

    Great idea! (I’m a little late, lol!) Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  6. shells says:

    I really like this idea. I have a basket that will definitely be receiving a “dip”.

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