Remember those mismatched nesting tables I blogged about last week? In that post, I shared that I had decided to separate our black metal nesting tables because I wanted to use a taller, wood table with the one of them, and find another smaller table to go with the other one.
Well, I found the perfect little “table” to use with the other one this weekend.
It’s a stool we’ve had for several years, and it’s been sitting beneath a stack of towels in our master bathroom since we moved into this house. I got it at a flea market when we lived in Prattville, and I painted the number 5 onto the top of it with craft paint. It was covered in milk chocolate-colored paint when I got it, but I sanded most of it off and finished it with some kind of sealer. It’s the perfect size, and I love that it’s the same wood tone as the table I brought home last week.
We’re having company tomorrow afternoon, so I wanted to put something pretty on top of the metal table above it. I was inspired by this picture from my Friday post about Kelley’s cottage, and thought it would be a fun project to try to re-create:
I started with this little bushel basket from Michaels (sale price- $2.99):
I removed every other strip of wood with an Exacto knife. The strips are very thin, so you really only have to score the pieces you want to remove, and then they snap out really easily.
After that, I stained the handle and outside of the basket with some (Farmhouse Paint) tea stain antiquing gel, and painted the inside of it with some leftover Heather Gray paint.
Lastly, I dry-brushed some more Heather Gray paint onto the outside of the basket.
It was a quick and easy project, and when my Keepsake azaleas kick the
bucket bushel basket, I’ll find a house plant to set inside of it.
Can you tell I’m already excited for Spring? 🙂