May 8 is Mother's Day and this thrifted basket may be used for a sweet bouquet or perhaps hold a gift of chocolate, a pretty mug and some special tea, all surrounded by pretty tissue paper.
The rather worn and thrifted basket started us thinking of adding a lid and progressed. A lid was cut from a piece of plywood flooring left over from our 2007 kitchen reno and 2012 update. Some left over yellow paint used to paint the outdoor trim above/below our replaced windows was used to paint the basket lid.
DH traced the basket top on a piece of 1/4" plywood, cut the shape out with a jig saw and sanded the edges to make the basic lid for the basket.
I painted the lid, added stencilled words and flowers and used clear wax for the finish.
The wash used was 1 tsp water/one brush dipped in latex paint, mixed.
I gave each side and the edges 2 coats of the yellow wash.
Pre-planned the letter positions (see paper plan 3 pictures up), used green 1/4" tape to make sure each letter was placed on the straight line and stencilled a tisket a tasket keeping the paint VERY dry for stippling each letter (dry brush stencilling).
Added stencilled small tulips to the lid inside and out.
Lid front and lid inside views
Tulips and late day sunshine made a pretty background for the basket.
DH added small hinges to the basket lid.
1/4" plywood piece
left over yellow latex paint
green chalk-clay paint
2" letters stencil + maybe on green one
Beckley Coal chalk-clay paint
left over yellow latex for wash on small lid
2 1/2 paint brush
paper for planning stencilled words
2 " plastic stencil letters
1/2" stencilling brush
CeCe Caldwell Beckley Coal chalk-clay paint
CeCe Caldwell Jersey Tomato and Springhill Green
CeCe clear wax
1/4" masking tape
small hinges, larger hinges
small basket, large green basket
1/4" plywood for lids (left over from re-flooring kitchen in 2007)
jig saw to cut out shapes
pencil for tracing top opening onto plywood
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