My latest Thrifty DIY project for the Goodwill is all about the endless possibilities with wicker! Thrift stores are often filled with wicker baskets like this picnic basket I scored for a few dollars.
While pretty as is, wicker is also a prime candidate for spray paint! I kicked my basket up a notch with a coat of copper spray paint which instantly turned the old basket into a modern piece.
I gave the top of my basket some metallic detailing in silver and gold using metallic markers. While this step took an hour or so, the doodling was pretty therapeutic - like coloring in a coloring book!
My favorite part is the mixed metallic stripe design on the handle! I think it would be fun to try a version using a white basket with black doodling using a Sharpie, or experimenting with a palette of bright colored paint pens. Lots of options for drawing on wicker!
The warm metallics make this the perfect picnic basket for fall. With the temps finally cooling down in Texas, I've been dreaming of packing this up with a bottle of wine and some goodies and heading outdoors for a special picnic! Even though they make all the handy insulated bags and coolers now, there is just something romantic about the old school picnic baskets don't you think?
Read on to see what the basket looked like before its metallic makeover!