You know you’re a basket addict when…haha. I have always confessed my love for all things baskets, so that’s nothing new. So, today is about this lovely basket I found at the thrift store. It’s about to become an upcycled basket table with extra storage. Sound fun? Let’s have at it.
A junker gal is a true junker when she has a stash (that goes for guys too!). So, of course, I have a junk stash that I love to dig in and see what inspires me. Here’s what I pulled out to play with.
I’ve got these spindle legs and scrap wood that will do the trick. Do you see the potential? Plus, I also have this board from my recent shed remodel. You can see my son and I busting up the shelves in there. woot!
First, I use my miter saw to the the board to length. Then, I attached a few pieces of 1″x4″ board to make a recessed platform for my basket to rest in. Next, I added the spindle legs. I’m a sucker for turnings!
It may not look like much now, but there’s more fun to be had. I wanted this upcycled basket table to have the function of a side table, but also have added storage. To make that happen, I built the table to allow the basket to be portable. In addition, I also added a hinged lid to the basket to give it even more function.
If you know me, I’m not going to just paint and be done. Oh no…I have to add whimsy and a bit of charm. So, of course, typography comes into play. First, I paint the entire set in a soft white. Then, I’m using this French Script to add texture and dimension to the top.
You can see the demo of how I applied it in my video below.
After that, I made a few touches to dress it up and add function to it all.
Here’s my new, upcycled basket table with some French farmhouse flair.
A little bling, a little whimsy, and a whole lot of function. Do you love it? I do! This was fun for me to create with my scraps and supplies.
My goal is to inspire you to grab some tools and play around with design and building. I never took classes on building, but I’m willing to try, to learn, and have fun. If you’d like to make this table your own , you can find it in available in my online shop. (SOLD)
Also, pin and share this upcycled basket table to inspire others to see past the basket and the potential that lies within.
Up next, I’ll be taking this thrifted find and giving it a brand new look. Stay tuned!