Materials

2 x Wicker baskets

Blake & Taylor Chalk Paint French Linen and New White

Blake & Taylor Clear Top Coat Satin Finish

Blake & Taylor 25mm flat brush

Blake & Taylor 25mm Round Brush

These wicker baskets were in need of a lift with some new colour and so I decided to use some French Linen for the main body with a New White trim using the 25mm flat brush.

Wicker Basket Makeover

Soon after starting I changed my mind, as I often do, and decided the New White trim just wasn’t working for me.  If you find the same thing happening and something just isn’t working for you, then you can just paint straight over it.  That’s the beauty of my paint, no prep, no fuss and it dries in no time at all.  So as quickly as I had changed my mind on colour I had it repainted and covered up with the French Linen.

A good tip to try and keep your brushes clean is to swap and change as the paint is starting to dry up on the brush.  See my previous blog ‘How to Care for Your Blake & Taylor Brushes’ for more hints and tips.

I decided to try the 25mm round brush and I found this easier to get in between all the weave of the wicker.

Wicker Basket Makeover

Wicker Basket Makeover

Outside complete and painted all French Linen (one coat only)

Wicker Basket Makeover

Once all of the outside was complete and dry it was then time to paint the inside. (one coat only)

To prevent the wicker basket from marking and give it more protection and durability I painted it with the Blake & Taylor Top Coat Satin Finish.  I applied one very thin coat to prevent drips forming between the weave.  This is really important.  A thin layer is all that is needed to protect the paint.

Wicker Basket Makeover