18 responses

  1. BJ
    January 22, 2014

    What a cute basket! Thanks for the tips. :)

  2. Suesan
    January 22, 2014

    Nice job. I’m excited to see the bathroom. I will be tackling mine as soon as I finish my kitchen. Fun times!

  3. Ila at Lil Sprinkles of Joy
    January 22, 2014

    Love this idea! Those baskets are my favorite and I’m always looking to spice one up!

  4. Mindy
    January 22, 2014

    I found some awesome, big, lined baskets on clearance for pennies once, but they were white. So I took a rattle can of black paint to them. Voila. They turned out super cute. I think being poor is the mother of most great ideas. :)

  5. Lisa @ Mabey She Made It
    January 22, 2014

    Such a good idea! I’d heard of painting them, but not staining them…

  6. NaDell
    January 22, 2014

    Are you worried about the stain staining your laundry at all if the laundry is wet or anything?

    • Stacy
      January 27, 2014

      Once the stain is 100% dry it won’t get on clothes- wet or dry :)

  7. Becky
    January 22, 2014

    I have that same basket! But hmmm… I’m thinking I like your darker version better. hmmm.

  8. Paula
    January 22, 2014

    Hi Stacy! I’m trying to decide if I should paint some wicker baskets I bought for my daughter’s nursery but I’m not sure how to do it. They’re tan and I’d like them to be white. What would you recommend?

    • Stacy
      January 27, 2014

      Sometimes when you spray paint, the paint doesn’t get into all the nooks and crannies. So I would paint it with a foam brush first with either craft acrylic paint or latex paint and then do a final coat of spray paint for a smooth finish.

      I hope that helps :)

  9. Tawnya
    January 22, 2014

    OMG..! Brilliant! I have been eying those same baskets myself forever but hated the blonde color of them since everything in my house is dark. Not a fan of spray-paint because I like the natural look of them but I never once considered staining them. My mind is whirling with ideas now. Only concern I have is if the stain bleeds onto damp things or onto painted surfaces under it if its humid?

    • Stacy
      January 27, 2014

      Don’t use the basket until it has dried 100%. Once it is dry, it should not bleed.

  10. Cath T
    January 22, 2014

    Beautiful results. I love the new color and the cute tag. Gives you a little boost on wash day. I imagine that it will stand up to being banged around better than a coating of paint would. I wonder if using a fabric dye might be another alternative.

  11. Brenda
    January 22, 2014

    Beautiful! I so love the color and how smashing it looks. :)

  12. Brandi @ Nest of Bliss
    January 23, 2014

    I’ve seen those baskets at Target! I love the darker stain finish on them… I wonder if they are on sale at my location!

  13. Janet
    January 24, 2014

    I have a few baskets that could use some stain, thanks for this great tip!

  14. Lindsay
    February 5, 2014

    It looks great! I weave baskets to sell and I use Minwax spray stain. It might be a little faster and easier than brushing it on.

  15. Karen
    October 14, 2014

    I can’t tell for sure from the pics but is the finish matte or does it have a little sheen? I’m wondering if a spray or acrylic sealer would be a good idea?

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