Transform Your Thrift Store Baskets into French Market Baskets


Happy May! Are you ready to freshen up some of your old decor? Thrift stores are full of baskets from all the Spring Cleaning and donating people are doing these days. You may have some old baskets yourselves that need a new look. I have a fun, easy, quick, and cheap baskets turned French Market Baskets tutorial.

Start with your Thrift Store Basket or Inexpensive Basket

I found these baskets at Target in the clearance section; I found these very inexpensive baskets on Amazon;

you could easily add your handles. They were only a few dollars each. They are flexible SeaGrass, which makes them perfect for throwing in the back of my car, tote along at a Farmer’s Market, or place in any corner of your home.

Here are the materials you need to makeover your Thrift Store Baskets:
Drop Cloth scraps or any plain fabric
Cheap Baskets
DIY Paint in Tarnished Pearl or Bead Board
DIY Paint Clear Liquid Patina
DIY Paint Multitasker Brush
Continuous Mister
IOD Stamps of your choice, I used Rose Toile; Kindest Regards and Typesetting
Foam Brush

Freshly Cut Hydrangeas, just kidding! But they do make your baskets look gorgeous!

You can see the total makeover and transformation in my latest YouTube video! Step-by-step, easy-to-follow directions. I used DIY Paint in Bead Board and Tarnished Pearl, just about a Tablespoon of paint for each basket. You want a white-washed look and DIY Paint is so highly pigmented, especially all of the whites. A little DIY Paint always goes a long way.

I hope I inspired you to look at your old stuff differently. You don’t always have to buy something new to make your home look unique and fresh. The next time you hit up a local garage sale, thrift store, or, my favorite, a dumpster, think about what that ho-hum item can become.

Add in some DIY 100% Natural Clay & Chalk Paint, some IOD embellishments and you will have an entirely new piece of furniture or decor for next to nothing.

Happy creating friends; leave a comment and let me know your thoughts. Will you try this project?


  1. Cheryl Atkinson

    Hi Karen! I love your blog. You come a cross as very happy and kind, which I know you are. I love the baskets. I lo e that rose tousle stamp. I have it and I dont use it as much as I should. Thank you for Sharing. Take care!!

    • GTC

      Thank you Cheryl! So sorry I am just now responding, I didnt’ see this comment!


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