Kitchen Cabinet Baskets

The blinds I’m using throughout the house look like this:

So what happens when you find baskets (at IKEA) that perfectly fit the openings of your kitchen cabinets that look like this?

Well, you paint them with three different colors of acrylic paint and spray them with a glossy clear coat of course!

Here’s a photo of when I had painted two of the baskets, and the bottom one is still unfinished:

Still no backsplash, no accesories, no hanging light fixtures, no rugs, no stainless steel appliances, and STILL haven’t finished trimming out the tops of the cabinets…but here’s another look at the kitchen in it’s current state:

Kitchen Layout
Kitchen Cabinet Details

Have posts from The Lettered Cottage sent right to your INBOX!


  1. Karin Katherine says

    I just had no idea that was even possible—painting those baskets and spraying glossy finish on them. I am so going to steal that idea.

  2. DAL says

    I just discovered your website…love it all. It cracked me up that you would redo your rooms so often…is this so that you have new photographs and material for your site…or because this is what you do? I always thought that when you did a room, it was done for like 20 years. W-O-W was I wrong!
    LOVE those baskets too. I’ve whitewashed wicker before but your tecchnique is beautiful.

  3. Kerry says

    Hi Layla;) could you please let me know what paint colors you used for the baskets;) I need my baskets to look just like yours;) that’s the color I am after! Thanks;)

  4. rebecca snodrochen says

    PLEASE TELL US HOW TO PAINT THESE BASKETS…if only just the colors you used…PLEASE!!!!!

  5. rebecca snodrochen says

    I am getting ready to paint my baskets to look like yours. Can you tell us what colors and brand of paint you used?
    Any hints would be ever so helpful!!

    • Layla says

      Gosh, I can’t remember what brands they were, but it was just a few different tubes of umber colored craft paint (acrylic). Hope that helps! :-)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>