Today is Thrift Store Makeover Challenge Day with my girls! We moved it up a week because of Thanksgiving.
I am really excited about my project. I'm sharing how I turned a thrift store basket into a tabletop Christmas tree stand.
It started out as a sad, dirty and chipped little basket. Little did this fella know that he'd soon have a spot front and center with our Christmas home.
I simply diluted Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Pure White. I added a heaping teaspoon of paint to about 1/4 cup of water. Stir really well. Then using a wide, flat artist brush, I hastily painted it on working in sections. Then with paper towels, wipe off. You are left with this fabulous weathered look.
Now, I'd love to go back and permanently mount the base of my tree in concrete in a plastic pot that could easily fit in the basket. BUT when you are in pajamas all day, the last thing you want to do is change and head out to the home improvement center. So as any good DIYer would do, you make do! I simply cut styrofoam that I had on hand. Place the tree in the center. The I continued to wedge it around until it was secure. I'd never do this with a large tree. This one is small and it worked.
What do you think? That sweet little basket is now a beauty! I adore the look. My teen daughter even walked in from school and was like, “That looks amazing.” I'm slowly getting the house ready for Christmas. I haven't come across my tree toppers yet, so I'll eventually be adding one here.
To hide the Styrofoam, I worked in 2 toile napkins around the base to hide it.
Looks great with my roosters from this challenge.
Since the tree is temporarily in the basket, I'll get to enjoy it year round!
I'd be so thankful if you'd PIN the above image and share with your friends!
Now check out the projects below from these fabulous ladies!
Our Southern Home (me)
Setting For Four (off this month)
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