Hey y’all…Have you ever been disappointed when you thought that something was going to look totally awesome in your house…and then it wasn’t? You know what I mean. Before you even get the item into the house you’ve already got your vision of the exact place and look all figured out. You excitedly race into the house, trip over the dog, run up the stairs and…whomp, whomp – it totally clashes and looks like crap! All your design hopes and dreams are dashed in an instant.
That’s how I felt with this wicker laundry basket…
…it’s a fabulous basket. It’s another piece that I inherited from Jenn during her move. Even though it looks creamy white, it’s really more of a yellow-gold color. I’m working on a tiny makeover in my laundry room and had at first planned on using it in there. But the more I thought about it I really wanted to use it as a towel holder in my master bathroom. Once I placed it in the room it looked bright yellow.
Not easily deterred I opted to try a gray wash paint finish to the laundry basket. I used some leftover gray chalk paint with water. Actually I mixed 2 parts paint to one part water and stirred very well. It looks very soupy and thin…
Here, the basket is drying. This is the exact look I was going for…pale gray with a bit of the original basket peeking through.
I am so happy that I was still able to use this great basket and that the gray wash treatment worked. I am still on the hunt for something for the laundry room. Hmm…I wonder if Jennifer has something I could use?