DIY Chalkboard Picnic Basket

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

So, I have this thing for antique picnic baskets. I just love them- and so does my favorite antique guy downtown. He literally has like 100 of them! I guess I feel like more families should take advantage of them and actually use them! They promote family time and fun outdoor picnics. Ben and I will frequently pack a picnic lunch and meet up on my days off in the park.

Anyway, I purchased this darling little picnic basket last year at my favorite antique store for only $6.00! The only problem was that it just seemed 'dull'- like it needed a little more 'something' going on. That leads me to today's DIY picture tutorial- The Chalkboard Picnic Basket! Enjoy....and get your picnic on!

The basket before.
What you'll need: Chalkboard spray paint, tape, and newspaper. 
Cover the 'entire' outside of the basket leaving only the top exposed. Use your tape to cover any open spaces. *Spray paint loves to get on everything around it! 
TWO coats of black chalkboard paint on the lid. - Let it sit for at least 24 hours to completely dry. 
Chalk it baby! ;)
Fun, fun, fun. - The chalk erases great! You can change the writing as often as you'd like. 
Bear and I are ready for a picnic, blanket and all. Ben is taking the pictures. :)
He never misses a photo op! :) This little guy loves the camera (and bones!). 

Chalkboard picnic baskets are The Bee's Knees!! Try making your own today.

Thank you so much for reading and following. Please be sure to like us on Facebook and follow along there as well. I hope everyone had a fabulous long weekend, I know I did! I'll see you back here on Wednesday.

I'll leave you today with two photos from my weekend:

My mother's Poppies are in full bloom!! Maybe my favorite flower ever. So beautiful. You can see them clear across the yard. 
Growing your hair out? Try it! Start by making a hair bump on top of your head (& bobby pin it) and then curl the sides & back and pin two pieces of your sides too.  Top it off by adding a fun hair piece/bow. 


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