I'm not sure what your house is like since the avalanche of presents at Christmas but ours is starting to look a little crowded, what with having to share my floor space with Optimus Prime and Starscream – yes we have reached the Transformers stage of childhood – so in a vague attempt to carry on project declutter, I've been getting my DIY on.
Our flat has beautiful Georgian features with sash windows, marble fireplaces and ornate ceiling roses but when it comes to storage space it seems to be lacking some what. On the hunt for something to contain F's
First I masked off the area I wanted to paint, got my brushes at the ready, cracked open my tin of Pale Sabel Furniture paint and got started.
It didn't take long at all to paint the bottom half of the small basket and F even joined in for a little bit before he got distracted by toys and wandered off. I then painted the lid of the large basket, making sure on both to paint in-between the weaves. I chose white to try and keep the baskets looking light and I didn't even need to use two coats, one was enough.
Once dried, I filled the baskets with some of F's more bulky toys and put them in our bedroom as it's the largest space in the flat, plus the baskets look great beside the grey marble and blue tiles. I really love how simple this DIY project is and now I have my very own two tone baskets so another ticked off my wish list.
I've now caught the DIY bug and my next project is to up-cycle a chest of drawers in F's room after sourcing some beautiful gold geometric handles. What's the one thing in your home you'd love to up-cycle?
*I was provided paint c/o Laura Ashley for this project. All words and opinions are 100% my own.