Goodwill Pie Basket Repurposed as a Side Table

July 13, 2020

My aunt gave me this wooden pedestal.  Not sure what the original use was, but the top had a chip in the wood.

Earlier this year, I upcycled this pie basket from Goodwill.

It had a shelf inside to stack two pies.

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.

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.

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

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.

The interior was painted in French Linen as well.

Now on to the free pedestal.
After removing the center spindle on the pedestal, I decided to use the pedestal as a table base on my basket.

A 10" x 10 1/2" square piece of plywood was cut to go inside on the basket bottom.

The board in the bottom gave the basket stability.  The board was then screwed into the pedestal.

I painted the board with Annie Sloan Paint in French Linen.

Goodwill Pie Basket Repurposed as a Side Table #upcycle #repurpose #basket
The pedestal was also painted with French Linen and waxed with Dixie Belle's Best Dang Wax in Clear.

Goodwill Pie Basket Repurposed as a Side Table #upcycle #repurpose #basket
It's a great little side table for a cup or glass or remote.  The inside can hold magazines, books or even knitting or handiwork.

Goodwill Pie Basket Repurposed as a Side Table #upcycle #repurpose #basket

Goodwill Pie Basket Repurposed as a Side Table #upcycle #repurpose #basket
I love the way the basket table turned out!

Goodwill Pie Basket Repurposed as a Side Table #upcycle #repurpose #basket
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  1. I just found your site as I was looking through Pintrest. I am so glad that I did! Your gardening ideas are amazing! Have you ever done a full tour of your yard? I would love to see how it all looks together. Thanks for sharing! Michelle

  2. What a clever make-over idea. I love it!


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