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How To Make A Farmhouse Basket From The Dollar Store

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.

before and after basket makeover

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Here is what I started with:

dollar store basket with burlap

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.

A couple of my favorite DIY pillows are these farmhouse stenciled pillows and this deer pompom pillow.

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.

dollar store basket makeover

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


supplies for dollar store basket makeover

Step 1.

Place the burlap inside the basket and cut to size. 

burlap in basket

Step 2.

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!

dollar store basket diy

Step 3.

Start painting the basket with chalkboard paint. You will need a good 2-3 coats.

chalkboard paint on dollar store basket

Step 4.

Once the chalkboard paint has dried, add a coat of silver metallic paint. 

metallic paint on dollar store basket

Step 5.

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. 

metallic painted basket

I have a metal tobacco basket and was looking to achieve that kind of look. Here is the metal basket:

metal basket

Here is the finished dollar store basket makeover:

basket makeover from dollar store

Not bad for $1, right? I’m really happy with how it turned out.

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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: 

Farmhouse Basket Dollar Store


One of my favorite dollar store makeovers are these Buffalo check plates:

buffalo check plates on navy dish

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Marie / Craft Rocker

Sunday 20th of September 2020

Omgosh, I love this! I see these baskets all the time at the dollar store and never get one. Guess that's going on the list for the next trip! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome painting technique!


Sunday 5th of April 2020

I am going to make this. I just love it however, I have ordered burlap bags from Amazon. I get four for 19 dollars. They may be to big however I can cut them down and it will be less expensive to make.

Edna Williams

Thursday 23rd of January 2020

What an easy idea! Cool!!


Thursday 23rd of January 2020

This is so cool. It really looks like metal. Metallic paints have come a long way. Nice job!

Michelle Leslie

Monday 20th of January 2020

Such a lovely idea Michelle and those baskets are a dime a dozen. Love how you used paint to totally transform it into something stylish

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