And then I took it home and painted it blue. I wanted to spray paint it, but I couldn't find the exact color I wanted. So I ended up mixing two blue and one white acrylic paint colors and hand painting it. I love this color!
And then, after a few tries on my computer, I was able to make the perfect sized circle template to line its bottom. I used the template to pre-cut out a whole bunch of different scrapbook papers. Whenever the mood strikes, I can switch the paper on the bottom. I definitely could have Mod Podged paper onto the bottom and called it a day, but I really like the idea of changing the paper and the look of the bowl.
Right now I'm really loving this white and red polka dotted combo.
Are you noticing the dark background? We stained our dining room table! Yep, the same table that I used in that very first picture at the beginning of this post. It was covered in rust stains and kid marker and all the other signs of a well-loved table. And now it looks so beautiful! But I have to save all that for another post because I'm still working on the chairs. How can I show you a beautiful table that is flanked with ugly, ugly chairs? I CAN'T! So for now, you'll just have see the beautiful dark stain that we used. And the beautiful blue basket that sits on top.
That is filled with apples and lemons.
And sometimes tomatoes.
And soon will be lined with Halloween bat paper.
And filled with eyeballs.
Or with orange flowers.
AND eyeballs. 3 bucks worth of eyeballs from The Dollar Tree. Totally worth it. In fact, I'm pretty sure I'll be purchasing a few more bags of decorative eyeballs soon.
Because, really, can one ever have too many decorative eyeballs? I think not! And, also, are you impressed that I just used the term "Decorative Eyeballs" in a sentence?
I already have some Christmas paper picked out. I'm not usually a pine coney person, but this basket seems to want to be filled with a bunch for the holidays. Or maybe with some pretty ornaments.
Valentine's Day? I'm not sure yet.
But I do know that for now, in the off-season, it's filled with fruit. And I love it.
And whenever I glance over and see my new basket, it makes me very, very happy.