Lately, I have really been loving all the wire baskets for home decorating. However, what I don’t like is the hefty price tag usually attached to them. After I stumbled upon some clearance plastic-coated wire baskets last fall at Dollar General for less than $2.00 a piece, I knew I had stumbled upon something great!

I originally bought one plastic coated basket in pink to be sure it would fit in my entryway table. After I knew it was the right size, I went back and purchased two more, a blue one and another pink one.
I took them all outside and gave them each several coats of spray paint. I used Krylon’s Brushed Metallic in Satin Nickel.

I didn’t use any primer, but if you were really concerned about good coverage, you could use a plastic primer first. So far, I have had these on my table for about 6 months and they look as good as the day I painted them!
Once I had them all painted, I made some easy labels using small disc tags and some twine.
Any coupons I receive in the mail go in the first basket. Also, any coupons that I have clipped but haven’t had a chance to put in my coupon binder yet. I don’t sort my mail everyday, so whenever we get new mail that needs to be gone through, it goes in the second basket. The third basket is for all my son’s school papers he brings home (other than items that need my immediate attention). This basket gets filled up about once per month and then I go through it and save any important, special papers in my son’s files.

Since everyone loves a good before and after, here is one more picture:
It always amazes me what a little spray paint can do. It pays to look at the dollar stores and thrift stores. Sometimes you can find exactly what you are looking for, it just needs a little makeover! This whole project cost me less than $10 for all three baskets! I would love any to hear about any items you have recently made over!

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16 Comments on Faux Wire Basket

  1. Awesome! Love Krylon paint!!
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  2. Stylish idea!

    Thank you for sharing at the Scoop Link Party this week! Now following your beautiful blog♥

    Linsey at The Farmhouse Porch

  3. Another great use for spray paint! I recently spray painted my chain link fence with silver rust proof paint. I made a silk purse out of a sow’s ear. :-) blessings on your day!

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