How to redecorate outdated tobacco basket decor.
I bought the decorative tobacco basket when hubby and I were shopping the annual 400-mile yard sale in Kentucky on the first of this month. We've shopped the sale in the past but missed the trip last year. Seems these yearly yard sales are not as good as they used to be. Does anyone else feel that way?
Moving on to the tobacco basket makeover... It took me a total of 10 minutes to update the look.
I paid $5 for the basket, and it definitely needed an update. The polka dot ribbon had seen better days, plus polka dots are so old school. The Monogram initial wasn't doing anything for me either.
The first order of business was to remove the ribbon and the monogram. The monogram was hot glued on, and after removing the monogram, I tried to peel off all the hot glue. I did a pretty good job, although some glue residue remained on the basket. I did not want to use sandpaper or anything rough on the slats, fearing I would remove the finish.
Now what to do with the basket? I've been saving this painting because I really love it. The colors are bold, and the scene is pretty. I don't remember where I got the painting, but I do recall that it may have been in a little rinky dink frame, and I took it out. The picture has been sitting in the back of our china cabinet, waiting on a plan.
I also forgot that this painting was on the backside of the barn scene painting. I like this painting too!
I laid the barn scene side of the paper on the tobacco basket.
Then I flipped it over to the tree scene, and I like it best with the basket.
The next step was to figure out how to best adhere the painting to the tobacco basket.
The top corners already had a bit of paint removed where it looked like someone had pinned them up before, so all I did was use gold-tone thumbtacks to attach the painting to the basket.
Well, that was pretty darn easy. Sometimes it doesn't take much time or money either to make new home decor.
The way I adhered the painting to the tobacco basket will allow me to reuse the basket and the painting. This look will get old or I will decide on another plan for one or both of the pieces.
I like the new look. What do you think about the tobacco basket makeover?
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Thanks for being here, Kathy
Author: Kathy Owen (Petticoat Junktion)
Kathy is the founder of PetticoatJunktion.com, a home décor blog focused on repurposing and upcycling furniture, old hardware, rusty stuff, and thrifty finds into unique home décor. Kathy’s projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Read more about Kathy here.