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Hello Friends!

So happy to be sharing with you again today! You all know I’ve been working hard to get my home office space together. I’ve had to look into options for storing my hoarding craft room supplies. The dollar store normally has a great selection of baskets, but they can be pretty boring.¬† I’ve painted a basket¬† faux dip dye with spray paint before, but I didn’t want to buy coordinating spray paint to match the colors my Southwestern inspired accent wall brought into the office. And the pints I bought to paint the wall are still nearly full. So I’m doing things a little different this time, keep reading for the details!

Hand Painted Color Block Craft Room STorage Baskets from the Dollar Store!

What I Used

Inexpensive Baskets, Paint, Foam Brushes, Painter’s Tape

How Long It Took

15 Minutes + Dry Time

The Process

First things first, Tape off the diagonal line. The baskets, obviously, have loads of texture. So press and smooth as best you can to minimize seepage. I’ll be honest, I’ve used nearly every brand of painter’s tape. Not a single one of them has given me perfectly crisp lines every time. There are ways of prepping and priming to get as few leaks as possible. Personally, these baskets were $1, I didn’t feel it necessary to do the extra work.

tape diaganol line onto baskets

For these baskets, you’ll need to run the diagonal stripe, then a vertical stripe along the corner of the adjacent side. Once the taping is finished, prepare your paint. Smooth out any separation if you’re using older paint.

set baskets aside while prepping paint supplies

To get an even coat that fills in all the weaves of the basket, use a stippling motion with a foam brush. You can get a pack of foam brushes at the dollar store, so you can decide if they’re worth rinsing and keeping or not (I do, recycling is important!).

using a stippling motion and a foam brush apply paint

On top of having tried many brands of painter’s tape, I’ve also tried using it different ways. I don’t have any more of a hard time peeling the tape off or experience any more leaking than when I leave the tape until it’s dried. So I recommend leaving them be, getting some shut eye, and worrying about it the next break you have.

lay out baskets and allow to dry

When that break rolls around, pull of the tape and Voila! Fill up those cute color block baskets with your favorite craft supplies! Yes, those are totally cheap sponges. They are legit one of my favorite craft supplies ;)

fill up your color block painted baskets with craft goodies

 

color block hand painted dollar store baskets for a craft room

I’ll hopefully be back very, very soon to show you how I’ve organized all of my craft supplies. There’s a few important organizational things I need to pick up and do for the space. If you’re new here and want to know more, check out these projects for a DIY, glamorous, feminine with an edge Home Office!

progress on craft room bookcases with color block baskets

Until next time, stay rad and share! I’d love it if your friends also stopped by!



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