I love finishing a project. I love checking ย things off the list–even little things. Things like buying my first pack of diapers!

My list of things to do before the baby comes is still way too long for me to get a good sleep at night–but I am pumped to say that slowly but surely things are getting done. yay!! Let’s just hope the baby holds out for another couple weeks like it’s supposed to ๐Ÿ™‚

My mom helped me finish this project–taking old dingy flower pot baskets and turning them into cute, clean baskets to hold baby essentials.

Here’s what I used:

-4 old wicker baskets from my mom’s garage (free!)

-some burlap (I already had)

-Rustoleum White spray paint (we already had)

-Rustoleum Nutmeg spray paint (already had)

-Rustoleum Lime spray paint (already had)

-Krylon chalkboard spray paint (already had)

-4 wood plaques from Hobby Lobby (.69 cents each)

-some jute (already had)

-my trusty glue gun ๐Ÿ™‚ I only received one minor burn during this project.

Soooo, first we gave all the baskets a good coating of white paint. It took a couple coats. And so sorry, we were so excited to get started, I didn’t get a pic of the baskets in their original dingy state.

Once the paint dried, we cut 4 circles out of the burlap to line the bottom of each basket, and 4 long pieces to go around the inside of each basket. We put the long pieces in first, putting a dab of glue along the top outside edge of the basket every couple inches and just laying the burlap in, with enough extra to fold the extra over the top and stick to the glue.

Then we put a ring of glue around each circle piece, and just dropped that right in, sticking it to the inside burlap lining.

Then I decided I wanted my baskets to have little labels. I figured I’d bring in the nursery colors–lime green and brown–and make little chalkboards.

First I sprayed 2 of the wood plaques green and 2 brown. Once they dried, I taped off a border, and sprayed the inside square with spraypaint chalk. Once that dried, a little glue gun action and some jute, and my chalkboards were easily attached to my baskets. Just please make sure you follow the instructions on the spray paint before you get all chalk happy and start writing on your new cute little labels ๐Ÿ™‚

SO for less than $4, I now have these cute baskets and yet another thing checked off my mile-long list!

BONUS ACHIEVEMENT: actually having things to put in my new baskets! They look so much cuter with little diapers and onesies in them ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m linkin’ up to:

Cheap Chic Home’s basket party ๐Ÿ™‚

Transformation Thursday party at The Shabby Chic Cottage ๐Ÿ™‚

Make it Yours Day over at My Backyard Eden ๐Ÿ™‚

Victory of the Week at Design-aholic ๐Ÿ™‚

Justย Something I Whipped Up at The Creative Girl ๐Ÿ™‚

DIY Day at A Soft Place to Land ๐Ÿ™‚

Get Your Craft On at Today’s Creative Blog ๐Ÿ™‚


10 Responses to “Revamped baby baskets for $4 with cutie chalkboard labels!”

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  2. Very cute! Thanks for linking up – those will be filled in no time, if they’re not already. How exciting!

  3. Kathy said

    Sweet little storage baskets! Like the use of chalkboard paint.

  4. carolyn said

    So cute! You will definitely have a stylish nursery! Great job repurposing those old baskets!

    Thanks for linking up to Make it Yours day!

  5. Meg said

    Very cute idea! I like it a lot. I love chalkboard paint. And your baskets came together very well. Great job! And good luck with the new baby!

  6. Great idea! Thanks for sharing!

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