#makeovermonday / painting old out of style baskets from the garage

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The baskets for today’s #makeovermonday project came as hand-me-downs from my mom over the years.

I have a habit of not wanting to get rid of items when I know they have potential – thus the collection of clutter that fills our garage! That has been the case for these baskets I’ve been shuffling around for the past few years. The top 3 came from mom when she no longer needed them in her home and the bottom was a Goodwill find for around $6.

When it came time to work on the makeover for our playroom a few weeks ago, I knew we needed baskets to help sort and hold some of the clutter and toys.

So I gathered items from all over the house as potentials. I made a promise to myself to NOT go out and buy items since we have so much already in storage and our garage. I went on a search to find items that would work and match the style I’m going after.

I settled on using the following colors in our design for the room:

pinks
reds
teals
white
black

My inspiration came from searching Pinterest and doing a combo of all 3 of these styles.

Having the red couch and the red/black stage rug really held me to using red, black and white. So my focus for the shelf was to bring lighter colors and pops to balance the bold couch and rug.

l found red and white spray paints in our garage for the baskets (remember, I didn’t want to buy anything for this project, even paint) and decided to paint two red and two white.

Imagine that you see the after photos all pretty right here, ha! I was almost certain I took photos while painting, y’all! But they are no where to be found…

Instead, this is where we are today and I love how they fit perfectly in our space.

The long white basket now fits above the TV and is perfect for holding random clutter that would otherwise get shoved on a shelf.

One of the basket solutions to an ugly storage case was for our Lincoln Logs.

I’m the only one that could ever get all of the Lincoln Logs back into that bucket. So, I decided to put them in the basket instead.

This is much easier for everyone and matches our style for the room – all while staying on budget and not buying anything new, woooohoo!

Stay tuned as we work on finishing this space for our kiddos.

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