Monday, May 21, 2012

Paris Basket

I wanted to paint a brown basket 
today and give it a French Flair.


I painted it with a pink color (Behr Ultra paint and primer) that was on the discounted
 rack at Home Depot. Couldn't read the name.
I stamped it once with my 
alphabet stamps and black ink.
I had to fill the letters in because of the pattern on the basket. I used a black acrylic paint.
This is the area before.
Love my antiques.
The old bottle adds that French Market look.
The end result is exactly
 what I wanted on my fireplace.

44 comments:

  1. Love your big ole bottle and your Paris basket. It looks great!

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  2. Very cute! Love the look. xox

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  3. A pink Paris basket - what could be more perfect?! Great job - looks great with the antiques that were already there. Happy Tuesday, Jody - Tanya

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  4. Love what you did with the dreary brown basket. Fabulous color and it looks wonderful on your hearth.

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  5. All just so lovely,the basket especially. :)

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  6. sweet pink color, jody--love this:)

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  7. who can resist a pink basket? It looks wonderful :)

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  8. I can't believe how antique-y it looks now! That pink is the perfect colour -- love it! :)

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  9. Where did you find a stamp set so large? It's perfect.

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  10. Thats a lovely mirror above the fire place.

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  11. Your basket looks amazing! You have styled your photo beautifully too! Happy week! X

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  12. I marvel that you could be daring and just paint a big basket like that. I would not have the courage. I admire your pluck and the fact that you made it into something so very cool. I know, it's only a basket, but I'm like that, afraid to take a chance. It looks so lovely, especially with the lettering and the large bottle beside it. Thanks for stopping by Quirky Vistas and leaving me a nice note, Jody. So sweet.

    Liz

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  13. This is wonderful! love that shade of pink, just want to say thank you so much for the precious little Mother's Day gift. I just did a post about it. Hope you come by! xo

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  14. Came over from DIY Dreamer to see this basket. I just finished painting one of these white, but now I think a color might be better. Love anything pink and "Frenchy". Thanks for the push to finish a project!

    Distressed Donna Down Home

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  15. It's perfect in pink! Love your new summery vignette!

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  16. I just fell in love with your pink picnic basket! Just precious. Thank you for stopping by Shabby Sweet Tea today.
    Ciao Ciao

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  17. The Paris pink picnic basket fits in so well with you decor. Thank you for letting me know you featured me on your May 10 features.
    Denise

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  18. Love your pink Paris basket! Such a lovely vignette you created with the basket as the center piece. Visiting you from Coastal Charm, so happy to be now following. :-) Hope you have a wonderful night!
    Sharla

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  19. What a pretty idea.... Pink is so nice to have around, it is soft, cheery and girly! I have a picnic basket just like this one, love antiques and shopping around at garage sales and when I get a chance at antique shops. Thank you for stopping by my blog. Have a great week.
    Koren

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  20. Love the basket. You have a inspiration blog. Look forward to follow you.

    Have a nice day

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  21. I love your basket, my granddaughter and I are redecorating her bedroom this summer. I just found out that she loves french, I am having so much fun finding things.

    hugs
    cindy@stitches

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  22. Hey Jody! Your Paris basket turned out just beautifully! Love the transformation! I have one just like that sitting in my basement. Looks like I need to give it a little makeover like yours. lol! I wanted to thank you, too - for always leaving such sweet comments on my posts. It's always such a joy to see your name there! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  23. That is a really cute idea! Turned out great!

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  24. Hi, love the pink paris picnic basket...lovely for summer.

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  25. Jody, Painting your basket pink adds a nice softening touch to your fireplace display. Love it!
    Mary Alice

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  26. So weird...I have this same green basket! Now I have an idea of how to change it. Yours looks fabulous. I'm a new follower too. Nice to meet you, Lori

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  27. It's a lovely addition to your hearth. Great vision on your part!~Zuni

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  28. How beautiful, I love what you did! And I love that shade of pink! What a lovely little decoration!

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  29. oh I love your paris basket Jody...beautifully done!

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  30. So pretty! It is full of charm!

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  31. This is a delightful vignette. Your pink Paris basket is darling. Well done!

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  32. it's perfect!!! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop Big Hugs xo

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  33. I love it. I love the colour. I love the photos in your blog header.


    Kelly

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  34. Aw, this is adorable!! Love it!! Thanks for sharing on SOS!!


    XO

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  35. Thank you for sharing your pink, Paris inspired basket. I enjoy looking at oops paint at the different paint departments. The inked Paris words that you painted over. I enjoyed your blog.
    Cindy

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  36. Wow--this is gorgeous! I love the paint color. Your stamping looks great. Thanks for linking up to STL Wednesday!
    Mary

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  37. Hello, This is so much more beautiful pink! Love the stenciled 'Paris' on it - paired with the hat, bottle and blooms it is a perfect vignette! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  38. I love that shade of pink! It turned out so cute!
    Sherry

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  39. Love that picnic basket and how your made it look so much prettier. I have several of those baskets so will decide which one I'll use, paint it possibly a lovely aqua and put the Paris with wreath on it. Can hardly wait now to do this. Thanks for great idea. I'm a new subscriber.

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