Viva DIY / Vintage Laundry Basket Makeover

Howdy! Hope you’re having a good Monday!

Over the weekend, after the snow melted a bit, I did a short project. I purchased a vintage 1950s laundry hamper a week ago at my favorite local thrift store that is sturdy and has good lines, but the white color was dingy. It also had a black plastic cover on the top that had seen better days.

I knew what I should do: look through my spray paint stash and get to work.

Here she is pre-makeover:image

The front has a cool design-y shape on it.

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The top with bonus sneaky bird in the shot.

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Inside of basket with “Red Man” logo.

What I did:

1. I gathered all my supplies for the makeover: painter’s tape, spray paint in minty color and my trusty spray painting plank. Yes, I do so many projects that I have a painting plank. It saves the grass from dying!

2. I taped off the areas I didn’t want to paint. image

I taped the top of the basket in a diagonal stipe pattern because I like the black. I taped it strategically to hide the defects!

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I wanted to keep the design on the front to coordinate with the top.

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Here it is all sprayed up! It only took one coat, but I might coat it in the future once more.

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This is the finished product!

The basket color doesn’t look even in the photo, but it does in person. It took 15 minutes to tape up because I took my sweet time. Spraying took about 10 minutes. Then I let it dry until the sun went down. I didn’t want to smudge it so that took 4 hours in the sun.

I hope you were inspired to change something—even a little—in your home!

If you’re into revamped vintage check out my Etsy shop Viva Wild Vintage!

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