Goodwill Picnic Basket French Style Upcycle


This unfinished picnic basket is one of my Goodwill Black Friday finds in the Twin Cities.

It was in great condition!

It had a little shelf inside to create two layers in the picnic basket. (Update: A reader informed me that this is a pie basket. I didn't know!)



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I chose to paint the picnic basket with a can of leftover Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in French Linen.

French Linen was one of my Annie Sloan Favorites. I seldom purchase Annie Sloan paint anymore.  I actually prefer the price and the painting/waxing experience with other paints, especially Dixie Belle Paint.

I wanted to give this picnic basket a French vibe, so I pulled out one of my *Old Sign Stencils Grain Sack Stripe stencils, G1.

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*Old Sign Stencils has provided me with complimentary samples. All opinions about these fabulous stencils are my own.

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I pounced on the stencil using Dixie Belle Chalk Finish Paint in Drop Cloth. 

I lightly distressed the grain sack stripe and the top cover of the basket with 220 grit sandpaper.


I chose a Paris design from my Redesign With Prima Vintage Labels decor transfers.

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Here is the basket lid with the Paris decor transfer applied with the rectangular stick.

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I waxed the basket with Dixie Belle Best Dang Wax in Clear with a waxing brush and also a fiber rag.

The Dixie Belle wax worked pretty well on the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint!  No streaking.

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I will probably keep the basket and use it for storage.

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I painted the inside of the basket too.  I didn't paint the shelf.  I may use it for another project.

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Here are other project before and afters from my November, 2019 Finds:
Vintage Wastebasket Christmas Upcycle

Wooden Vase Upcycle with Redesign Decor Transfers

Christmas Countdown Sign Buffalo Check Upcycle

Ikea Metal Vase Upcycle with Redesign With Prima Decor Transfer

Farmhouse Style Tray Makeover with Slats and Redesign with Prima Transfers

Toolbox With A Farmhouse Style Makeover

Spindle Chair Upcycle with Milk Paint & A French Stencil

Shipping Crate Stencils and Small Casters Upcycle

Metal Pig Watering Can Farmhouse Style Upcycle

Goodwill/Thrift Shop Upcycled Decor
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