DIY Striped Floral Basket + GIVEAWAY!

Happy Tuesday everyone! Hope you guys had a nice extended weekend and got to spend some time with family and loved ones.

I used some of my extra time over the weekend to work on some smaller craft projects for our temporary bedrooms at my brother’s house. Most of my projects these days seem to be focused around organization since we don’t have much room to spread our wings.

opi paint palette projectI found a really cool cork box for 50% off from Hobby Lobby and some adorable paper flowers to match my color scheme. The paint I chose is from the 2015 OPI Color Palette by Clark+Kensington: the Adventurista palette, available exclusively at The Paint Studio from Ace Hardware.

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The three colors I chose for the basket (from front to back): Hello Hawaii Ya, Just Lanai-ing Around, and Do They Take Lei Away.

opi paint palette ace hardwareTo get started I taped off the basket using painter’s tape.

opi paint DIY basketThen I just used a small artist’s paint brush and filled in my gaps.

striped painted basketAfter I let it dry I used a hot glue gun to adhere the paper flowers to the front of the basket.

striped floral DIY basketAnd here’s the final look!

floral striped painted basketA perfect place to keep those odds and ends,
with a little bit of flair of course.

opi painted striped basket

floral painted basket

DIY floral striped painted basketThere’s three different color palettes available from OPI and Clark+Kensington: The Adventurista, The Natural and The Creative Genius (total of 20 new colors). This is your opportunity to bring OPI’s fashion-forward colors to life for home décor!

And now for the fun part…

Today one lucky winner will receive a
$100 gift card to Ace Hardware.

ace hardware gift cardJust leave a comment below telling me which color from the
2015 OPI Color Palette you’d like to try!

Winner will be chosen one week from today!

If you want to see more projects from the Ace Hardware team,
check them out HERE!

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 I am a member of the Ace Bloggers Panel and Ace Hardware has provided me with materials for this project. I was also compensated for my time and this blog post. All opinions are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of Ace Hardware.

diy floral striped basket

Plutonium Spray Paint Book Rack

Since we’re living in my brother’s house right now I’m trying to be as organized as possible in the limited space we have. Ellie’s bedroom definitely comes to mind. So last week I found this little magazine rack for $5 and thought it would be fun to upcycle as a place to hold her books.

plutonium spray paint projectFor this project I decided to try out a new spray paint brand, Plutonium Paint. This was another paint I purchased while on my supply run to Red Posie a couple weeks ago.

plutonium spray paint motownWith this spray paint you can switch out the caps so it sprays from really wide to thin detailed lines. Also it dries in 3 to 5 minutes so you can flip your project over and not spend half of the day literally watching paint dry.

plutonium_procaps_back_1080x700And I didn’t even prime the magazine rack. Just went ahead and covered the thing in the bright blue color called Motown to match her new bedroom. No dripping either. This spray paint went on super smooth.

Afterwards I took the book rack back inside and added some details, a little crystal trim that I purchased from Michael’s and then hot glued some blue flowers onto the sides.

upcycled magazine rack

plutonium paint magazine rackPretty cute, right? Not too shabby for a $5 find.

motown plutonium spray paint book rackSeriously crushing on the color.

plutonium spray paint DIY project

upcycled magazine rackIf you want to buy this spray paint, you can order it from Red Posie’s website. They even have free shipping right now! This can of Motown blue will probably last me for 3 small projects (yeah, it covers really well).

And you can see little hints of Ellie’s temporary bedroom in the photo below. I’m getting close to unveiling this one too. Next week I’ll share her IKEA dresser hack!