Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Link Party No.12 and My Basket Makeover

I love baskets. I have written about baskets, I have done many basket makeovers in the past and blogged about them. If you have been reading my blog for a long time, you might be thinking "enough already" (no, Tea Rose Home readers are nice people, you don't think that way... I hope).

I like the kind of basket that can sit on its own and has handles on both sides, They are perfect for making over to handbags. I find them at yard sales and thrift stores, but to find the ones that I like that are in a good condition is very rare.

Going back to the basket makeovers... I will share my past makeovers. I added lining, lace, pom-poms, ribbons and flowers.


A while ago, I was going through my favorite Japanese magazine, and an article totaly opened my eyes to a new area of basket makeovers! They featured the very popular designer in Paris, Céline Dupuy. She does beautiful basket makeovers and she spray paints the baskets! I have seen many baskets that are painted before, but when I do a basket makeover, it never occured to me to paint mine. I love the natural colors of baskets, I guess I wanted to keep the original look.

Although, her work was amazing, and inspiring. I felt like my basket makeovers have more possibilites too. I had to try it right away (yeap, that's me, my curiousity won't keep me waiting for long).

This is the basket I just madeover...

Spray painted basket meets Heather Bailey...


I LOVE IT!! It takes more time, not to mention the fumes, but I love the results. What a difference a coat of paint makes! To color the basket and sew the lining was such an exciting process, I could hardly wait to put everything togethter. I also made little accesories on the side.

I think this is going to be my obsession for this summer.

Ok, ladies, what have you been working on? Let us see your wonderful creations, and say hello to everyone!

Here are the rules:

1. Please post something YOU made. It doesn't matter if it is crochet, quilt, clothing, anything would be fine. I want to see it! If you use someone's idea or patterns please give them the rightful credit.

2. Link to your specific post, that way it is easier for everybody to find and read it.

3. Please grab the "Tea Rose Home" grab button, and link back from your post. If you can mention the party in your post or place the button on your side bar, that would be great! I want more people to have a chance to come and show off their creation.


  1. I love your basket makeover. Your blog has inspired me to pick up a couple of unique baskets at thrift stores. I hope to remodel them soon! PS. I saw this post on Sashiko embroidery and thought of you!

  2. I love the colour!!! What green is that? Lovely makeover!

  3. I really like what you did with the basket! I just won the exact same fabric. :)

  4. Sachiko, love the basket you embellished and I really love it painted green! It is so cute! Do you remember what color paint you used?

  5. Thank you so much for hosting! :)

    Have a wonderful Wednesday!

    Crafts & Sutch

  6. I love the new colour on your basket! Such a pretty green. Have you tried whitewashing a basket? When I tried it I just diluted some antique white craft paint brushed it on and wiped it off. I really liked how it turned out because the basket still had a very natural look to it.

  7. A tisket, a tasket, a green and yellow basket....

    I LOVE your basket remodel. To DIE for...

    Keep up with the creativity, I love watching.

  8. a tisket, a tasket, a green and yellow basket.

    You remodel of the basket is ADORABLE. to DIE for.....

    Keep up the creativity.

  9. I LOVE your little green basket! My mom has a basket fettish that I have given her greif I just might start my own. Maybe we can transform some of her baskets. Thanks for sharing your cool project and hosting a great party!

  10. Hello There! The basket looks great! Any chance you would be willing to give a tutorial on how to make a liner for a basket. I have been quilting for years but am just beginning the more bag/clothes sewing side of things. I would really appreciate it!

  11. This is beautiful. The green is fabulous. I need that fabric!

  12. This is so beautiful! Your baskets all are! What color green did you use?

  13. I love that basket Sachiko! Green is my favorite colour.

  14. Such lovely baskets - I collect baskets myself and love the handmade ones the best. A couple of years ago I started making rag/coiled baskets and they really are pretty.

    I love the embellishments you've added.

  15. This one is one of my favorites!!! I love the color you choose! Thanks so much for hosting!!


    Meet Virginia!
    Meet Virginia!!
    Meet Virginia!!!

  16. I love everything about your basket makeover. I think I might use a basket instead of the usual gift wrapping to hold all my baby gifts for an upcoming friend's baby shower. Thanks for the wonderful post! =)

  17. great idea for the baskets -- maybe I should think on re doing a few baskets of my own,all those shoe boxes on my shelves are not nearly so pretty!

  18. Hey Everyone, I found the spray paint. It is Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Gloss Ivy Leaf. I had to put several coats on. I did all my work outside, and thought I was done, but when I brought it inside, I could see some parts I had missed; so the lighting makes a big difference.

  19. I've always loved painting baskets and used to do it quite often when I was first married. The baskets were great for storage and even decorative purposes.

    I never considered doing some of the other things you've done to decorate them.

    Love the green!

  20. Your basket is very wonderfull!!! ;) bye bye!

  21. I like both baskets, I like to decorate in many ways.
    These beautiful baskets csono.
    Hello and thank you.

  22. Oh my goodness! I think the pom-poms on the side totally make it sparkle! I love how you sewed pearls into it! So clever!

  23. Adorable!!! You are so creative and I love your style!

  24. These purses are wonderful!!

    Great party I'll try to join another time

    barbara jean

    PS great your husband got a job so quick.

  25. Baskets are amazing ! and the idea is perfect!


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