A Vintage Crate + vintage

a numbered farmhouse basket

When I found this basket at the thrift store it was plain and boring--but I loved it's shape and size. (Sorry I forgot to take a before pic.) I gave it a white washing with a little paint and added some numbers using homemade stencils. (My husband and I celebrated our 16th anniversary this year!) I think the white wash and number give it a more aged look, and adds a bit of farmhouse charm I'm going for in my home. This basket now sits near my back door, and currently holds badminton rackets, frisbees, and tennis balls--come winter, it will hold boots. See what paint and a little bit of your time can do? No go forth and primp! 

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