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Have you been drooling over the various dipped objects that have been floating across your computer screens? I know I have. It’s taken me at least a year to get around to dipping anything; not that I don’t have anything that could use a little personality I just haven’t made the time for it. After visiting Daniela’s site: I Put a Bird on It and read this post by Learning, Creating, Living, and I finally pulled out my paint and got to work on a basket.
We have a massive safe, a massive safe in our tiny house, safes are ugly. Wait, wait, wait safes aren’t ugly they just don’t fit in with a decorated space, but even still I refuse to do anything to it not only out of respect for the safe but for hubs too. Hubby is not properly represented in the house, I don’t know that he cares however, I do…at least enough to leave the safe alone. Hehe That being said it doesn’t mean I can’t set something on top of it: enter baskets. I got some great baskets at Michael’s months ago in a natural color, I like the natural color; almost all of the wood and all of the baskets in our home are in a light natural shade, it was starting to look monotone and overlooked. The storage basket sat up on top of the safe for a while and I stared at it with irritation. Finally, I knew it would be my first paint dipped victim!
And now it’s quite ready to fully take on the safe.
Since the basket material was fairly porous I just used an acrylic craft paint: craft acrylics can be purchased for around 67 cents. It took the entire bottle and you could do another coat so you might like to get a few bottles depending on the size of your project. You might be saying that you’re not creative enough; if you can spot a photo that you like, that’s all you need to be able to do something like this and more. If you’re digging the paint dipped look, don’t waffle about like I did just get on it and get to painting!
Be sure and join me on Monday as I will be co-hosting my first link party with Jess from Plucky’s Second Thought; link up with us or join in the fun by checking out everyone’s fantastic ideas or just say hi! I look forward to seeing what everyone has been up to! Until Monday my dears!