Learn how to makeover a Dollar Store laundry basket to give it a farmhouse style look.
I’m sharing this DIY farmhouse basket from the Dollar Store as part of The Dollar Store Divas. We are back featuring DIY Dollar Store organizing ideas.
Be sure to read to the end of this post to see the rest of the organizing ideas. For my project, I took a $1 white laundry basket and updated it with burlap and paint.
This post contains affiliate links at no extra cost to you. Please see my full disclosure here.
Here is what I started with:
My plan is to use it to hold extra throw pillows and throws in the living room. I will admit to having a slight obsession with throw pillows.
They are fun and inexpensive to DIY and I love to change out the pillows on my sofa seasonally.
But when we sit down to watch a movie we end up just placing the pillows on the floor in front of the sofa.
So I thought a basket would be perfect to store the pillows we remove.
It can easily hold 2-3 good size pillows. The basket is also great to hold extra throws, which we always seem to have also.
Let’s get to the easy tutorial.
How To Make A Farmhouse Basket From The Dollar Store
- DecoArt Chalkboard Paint
- DecoArt Silver Metallic Paint
- Foam Brush
- Burlap Fabric
- Dollar Store Laundry Basket
Place the burlap inside the basket and cut to size.
Hot glue the burlap around the top lip of the laundry basket. Be careful not to burn your fingers. These finger protectors are a huge help!
Start painting the basket with chalkboard paint. You will need a good 2-3 coats.
Once the chalkboard paint has dried, add a coat of silver metallic paint.
Go back around the basket and touch up any spots. With this farmhouse look, you don’t want it to be completely solid. It should have more of a metal look.
I have a metal tobacco basket and was looking to achieve that kind of look. Here is the metal basket:
Here is the finished dollar store basket makeover:
Not bad for $1, right? I’m really happy with how it turned out.
I used this same paint tutorial to makeover Dollar Store Bins for my craft room and a year later they have held up great.
I hope you enjoyed this Dollar Store farmhouse basket.
I’d love it if you would share it with your friends by pinning the below image:
One of my favorite dollar store makeovers are these Buffalo check plates:
Please visit my blogging friends below:
- Organizing A Small Laundry Room With Dollar Store Items from Across the Boulevard
- Dollar Store Organizing Ideas from Michelle James Designs
We hope you enjoyed these Dollar Store organizing ideas. Our goal is to inspire you to craft and create with us and look forward to seeing you on the third Friday of every month for all things Dollar Store.
Have a great day!
You can also follow me on social media below: