Let's go on an adventure.


I was taking a look at my inventory of unsold picnic baskets, wondering what to do with them. Keep? Goodwill? I thought I would give them one last chance to sell, but I gave them all a little facelift first.


This was a large one. I actually has a tray on the inside with picnic plates and cups. I painted the lid with Folk Art Oatmeal Chalk Paint.



This was a small cute basket. I painted the lid with Folk Art Mustard Chalk Paint.

I wanted the baskets to have adventure or wandering themes. After looking through some art. I created a couple of stencils with my Silhouette Cameo 3.


I chose "Not all those who wander are lost" for this one.


And "Adventure awaits" for this one.


I used Folk Art Java Chalk Paint for this one.


I used Folk Art Cascade Chalk Paint for this one. I wasn't sure this color would work with the mustard, but I liked how it turned out.



After peeling away the final (after the paint dried), I let both pieces dry for 24 hours. Then I sanded both of the lids to distress them. I sealed them with polyurethane and then "antiqued" the lids. I hit it with another clear coat to finish it up.


I was really happy how they turned out. Both are in the shop now ready to be sold! Cross your fingers for me!

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Whether my junk is from a garage sale, estate or farm auction, flea market or the side of the road, I love to find it, fix it, clean it, sell it or keep it. So come along the backroads of Indiana with Junk is My Life (me), let's find something vintage and do something cool with it! Formerly Junk Journal.