Tuesday, April 16, 2013

{DIY} Dipped Baskets

I few weeks ago I saw these Ombre dipped vases at HomeGoods. I thought they were interesting but decided against buying them. Of course I now regret that because they would look so amazing on my mantel this summer! Oh well...that might have to be a future DIY project.



Anyhoo...that got me thinking about my boring brown baskets under the TV console. I have been staring at this area for a while now trying to figure out what needs to change.



It felt like the TV area was one big brown blob! Then I remembered those white dipped vases and that's when the light bulb went on! What if I dipped the baskets just a bit to create a little depth to this space!? Aren't I just genius? HA!

So on I went using what I had around the house....




I painted using a harder bristle brush so the paint would really get into the cracks of the basket.



No painters tape needed! I just used my eye and the different weaves to help me stay pretty straight. I painted about four inches up from the bottom. (This is a fairly large sized basket from World Market!)




Then it was time to test my theory...was the big brown blob gone?



Yep! It sure was! I am loving the extra little pop under the TV. You actually notice these amazing baskets now where as before they just blended in.



This project cost me $0 because I had everything on hand in my garage! Think of the possibilities of this DIY...you could use fun bright colors in a kids room, dip dye some storage containers for the flour and sugar on your counter or even dip your garden pots for the summer!






IN. LOVE.....

What do you think? What could you see dip dyed in your own home?

Linked up at: LizMarieBlog, 504 Main, Serenity Now, Thrifty Decor Chick, Suburbs Mama

14 comments:

  1. Wow! What a big difference! Right now, I'm looking around my living room for something to try this on!

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    1. Ha! You are so funny! Let me know if you have any luck!

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  2. I LOVE this!! I had been toying with the idea for my home, but just love seeing it in yours! Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thanks Maren! You should definitely try it out!

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  3. That's a great idea, Amy! And so simple. You could easily add another stripe or 2 if you want to change it up again. I love it!!

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    1. You are so right! What a great idea...I will have to save it away for the future!

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  4. Very clever, Amy! Such a small detail, but it makes a huge difference!
    ~ Wendi

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  5. This is such a great idea! It made a huge difference! I'm visiting from Serenity Now... hope you'll stop by and say hello! Have a great weekend!

    -Bonnie @ Revolutionaries
    www.revolutionariesblog.com

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    1. Thanks so much! It was a very easy project!

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  6. Wow, what a big difference such a small change makes. They look so much fresher and newer with the white dip. Love it!! Wonder where I could do that in our house....
    Krista

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    1. So many options I know! I almost "dipped" my husband's desk legs, but he wasn't going for it! HA!

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  7. Love this! such a small detail, yet it makes the baskets stand out now. Thank You so much for sharing on last weeks party. Hope to see more from you on my next party.

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    1. Thanks for having me Rita! I appreciate you stopping by!

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