Yard sale basket spray paint makeover

Yard sale basket spray paint makeover

I hope you enjoyed mantel week last week!  While I was busy posting those posts last week, I was also busy doing some purging/organizing/rearranging and some projects.  So you will see some of those things pop up on the blog in the next few weeks.

Today I have a simple spray paint makeover project to share with you.  I don’t think I had spray painted anything ALL SUMMER.  Wow.  So it was fun to do that again and see the always amazing before/after.

Yard sale basket spray paint makeover

I found this basket in my yard sale décor stash and really wanted to put it to use somewhere in my home.

Yard sale basket spray paint makeover

I think I got it sometime in the last year for a $1-2 and it is heavy, nice metal basket.  I have really been trying to keep my eye out for more vintage finds and although this isn’t a vintage metal milk crate or something like that – it does have a more vintage feel to it.

But I wasn’t loving the brassy/greenish finish.

Yard sale basket spray paint makeover

Rust-oleum Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint to the rescue!  You can find this at pretty much any home improvement store and even Wal-mart in my area.

Yard sale basket spray paint makeover

Some quick coats of ORB spray paint…

Yard sale basket spray paint makeover

And it was looking much better!  And I found it a new home to add some nice contrast and storage in my guest/half bath downstairs.

Yard sale basket spray paint makeover

Love that dark finish against the white beadboard.  By the way, I totally need to show you this bathroom – I did a pretty extensive makeover on it last year but still need to do the finishing touches so I can call it finished and show you.

Yard sale basket spray paint makeover

Yay for one thing out of the storage pile and a new decorative/functional/decorative item to the bathroom!

Have you done any simple spray paint makeover projects recently? 


  1. Kelly Palmer says:

    Love it! 🙂

  2. Christina,
    I love the basket and how it turned out with the oil rubbed bronze spray paint! I have some spray paint projects on my “to do” list, as well. This looks great in your guest bath – can’t wait to see how the rest of the bath turned out. Thanks for sharing!

  3. What a transformation! Love it!

  4. I love that spray paint, too! And it looks fabulous on the basket. It looks perfect in the corner holding the toilet paper rolls.
    Debbie 🙂
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  5. That is a cute basket for the bathroom! I love using spray paint, though I haven’t done any spray paint projects lately. You are always inspiring…
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