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Old Picnic Basket Becomes New Storage

Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™

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Old Picnic Basket Becomes New Storage

designed by Donna Bush

Redo an old picnic basket in color to serve as stylish storage for home and hearth.

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Learn more about Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™.

SUPPLIES

Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™ Paint

  • Relic (ADC28)
  • Rouge (ADC07)
  • Yesteryear (ADC27)

Americana Decor® Varnishes

  • Ultra-Matte Varnish (ADM04)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • painter's tape
  • 2" chip brush
  • picnic basket (flea market find)
  • 1" chip brush

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Use 2" chip brush and load with Rouge to paint entire lid. Rinse brush.
  2. Use 1" chip brush and load with Yesteryear to paint handles and rim. Rinse brush.
  3. Use 2" chip brush and load with Relic to paint entire base of basket. Rinse brush.
  4. Use painter's tape to create vertical checks.
  5. Use 1" chip brush and load with Relic to paint vertical checks. Rinse brush. Let dry completely.
  6. Remove painter's tape and reposition tape to make horizontal checks. Rinse brush.
  7. Use 1" chip brush to mix Rouge with small amount of Relic. Use mix to paint horizontal checks. Rinse brush. Let dry completely.
  8. Use 3/4" flat brush to apply Ultra-Matte Varnish over entire basket to seal.