Painted Baskets All in a Row

Our laundry nook makeover is about 90% finished and I can’t wait to share it with you. It’s slow going considering how busy we’ve been lately, but seriously, it’s almost there. I’m shooting for a reveal on Friday, maybe Monday. In the meantime, I thought I’d share one of the projects I’ve been working on for the room.

One of the biggest problems in the laundry nook pre-makeover was a lack of storage. There was exactly zero. We’d added a couple of cheap shelves, but otherwise everything was just hanging out in the open. Gross.

Laundry Before

There’s not enough space in our little nook to add any cabinetry, so all our laundry goodies needed a different home. I decided to go with rattan baskets from Target. They were only $13 each (and I got 20% off that using their Cartwheel app) and were shallow enough to fit on our new shelf (more on that in another post).

PrePainted Basket

I loved the baskets as they were, but they wanted something more – a coat of paint!

I added a wide white stripe at the bottom of each basket with gloss white trim paint and an old brush.

Paint Basket

It was the easiest project I’ve done in a long time. I had all three baskets painted and drying in less than fifteen minutes.

Finished Baskets

The entire project cost $31 since we had the paint on hand (we’re trying to keep the entire project under $150).

Here’s a sneak peek of them in their homes.

DIY Painted Baskets

Check back soon for a few more laundry projects and for our big reveal!



  1. Amy says:

    I have those exact same baskets! Mine are in a playroom holding toys, and they don’t have a schnazzy stripe. But great minds, right? Looks great!

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