Quick and Easy Update

5.12.2016

I like to change things often, as you know if you have been following me for any length of time, and I like to paint things. I had recently painted one of my lidded baskets a green color, but it was just a little too blah for me so I did a very quick and easy update to it.

This is the way it looked after I painted it green and I added a letter and number on it free hand that really wasn't looking all that great.

A simple white stripe is all it needed.

All I had to do was grab my frog tape and tape off where I wanted the stripe.

Then I grabbed my can of trim paint that we use in our house which is Chantilly Lace by Benjamin Moore. I painted two coats of the white and then pulled the tape off and voila!

Simple, clean and looks better than it did before.


So, like I always say if you don't like it just paint it again!
It's only paint.

Oh, gotta go I see another piece that needs to be painted!!

44 comments:

  1. My sentiments exactly, "If you don't like it, paint it again!" This really is adorable! It adds just the right amount of pop:)

    ReplyDelete
  2. You are so clever! And creative. Sheila

    ReplyDelete
  3. Love the green! What color is that?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It is cartouche green by Amy Howard paint.

      Delete
  4. Like it a lot! Have u ever thought of matting your cow picture?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. No, I haven't since it is a cheap canvas.

      Delete
  5. Beautiful!! Love it!...A great solution Kim!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Love the basket, love the bed skirt , love the lampshade.....LOVE THE ROOM! Great job again!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Great look! That bed looks so inviting, as well.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Love this room and what you did to the basket!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Perfect touch! I think this room is absolutely charming, inviting and perfect!

    ReplyDelete
  10. So clever...and gave an added dimension! Love this room! Happy Thursday, Pam @ Everyday Living

    ReplyDelete
  11. Love when a little change adds so much... Now as for me I would be getting that sander out and distress it a bit, perhaps add a grey painted number N0. :)
    Always inspiring here.

    Xx
    Dore

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, you would have to add your special touch, Dore!

      Delete
  12. Just adds a pretty touch to your lovely room.

    ReplyDelete
  13. You have that innate ability to just know what something needs! It's a gift! (Need to go put a 2nd layer of paint on something myself! )

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Jane! Now go finish that painting!!

      Delete
  14. I can't believe how much better it looks just adding the stripe! I am guessing the basket is not an antique since you painted it/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yep, it's an antique fishing basket, but sometimes antiques need updating.

      Delete
  15. I love that ! I have something similar that I'm going to try that on.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh, good. Glad I gave you an idea to use!

      Delete
  16. I love it all, from the newly painted basket to the bedding and çow picture. It looks wonderful

    ReplyDelete
  17. Luv the white stripe!! Like you I always say, it's only paint... it can be renewed with another coat. Hahaha
    I worked on an art piece today and played musical tables. Painted 2 lamps. I was channeling my inner Kim :)

    ReplyDelete
  18. Soo soo cute Kim!! I love that basket!

    ReplyDelete
  19. I have some similar nesting baskets that need an update. Pinned this to remind me I can give them that update with paint!

    ReplyDelete
  20. I have just painted a couple of my baskets and was thinking about adding the numbers to them, hoping that I can stencil them on. I love the stripe on yours! PInning this to my crafty board to remind me when I have a taller basket to paint!

    ReplyDelete

DESIGNED BY ECLAIR DESIGNS