Lately, I have been showing you things I got when I went on a shopping trip with a good friend of mine. So far I showed you how to update an orange colored basket and a broken mirror. Today I will show you what I did to see new life in a grill basket.
And be sure to look at my Crafty Room Destash Challenge friends for their creations. This challenge is great to use up all of our craft supplies. We are allowed to spend up to $10. This month I spent $7. Usually, I don’t spend a dime but the basket was fifty cents and the chalk paint was $6.50. But I used up some scrap wood.
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To me, the wire basket looks like a little tray. I put the top away and hopefully my idea for the top will work. But that is for another day. Luckily the basket wasn’t greasy but I still scrubbed it anyway. I decided to use the white chalk spray paint and just painting it changed the look. To protect it use the Chalk Spray Protector.
But I couldn’t stop there. For some reason, I am so into making things reversible. If you have been following me I made the reversible sign that is a blackboard on the other side. Then I made the basket liners reversible. So that being said I decided to make an insert for the grill basket. That way it gives the bottom a base so things won’t fall through.
I had a scrap piece of plywood that I cut to size with the jigsaw. Leave about a 1/4 “all the way around so it is easy to get out. Paint both sides, and at least one side. I painted both sides because I wanted the white to show. It will look good in the natural wood finish also.
I used a piece of the fence board that came down during Hurricane Irma. I used my Rust Stain concoction. And since I am terrible at math I was very fortunate that the 3 pieces I cut worked perfectly on the plywood base. Stain to the color of your choice.
See what I mean about the white showing through? Glue the boards down with wood glue, use wood as a spacer. To protect both sides use clear and dark wax.
I am glad it could see new life in a grill basket because it is perfect to hold the paper napkins. I keep them on top of the toaster oven and I always felt it looks sloppy. The basket gives it a finished look, don’t you think so?
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Materials and Supplies
White Paint (I used some leftover paint from another project. It is mixed with Poppies’ Furniture Paint Powder)
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