Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Faux Locker Baskets

I’ve been waiting for some locker basket to come my way for the bench in my “mudroom”. I was in Walmart picking up some white spray paint when I saw Hammered Finish spray paint. Hmm…that got me thinking. I had seen plastic baskets before like this….


What if I used the hammered spray paint to make it look like galvanized metal…


$5 for the spray paint and $3.50 for the basket it was worth a try.


Not too bad..I held it up to my real galvanized metal bins and it looks pretty close. Just don’t touch it!

I have these little metal book plate things in my scrapbooking stash. I’m going to print out a number and attach it to the basket.


Of course I just won an auction on Ebay for some real locket baskets I had bid on awhile ago, but these will do until they arrive….


  1. That is a great idea! Now you're got my "wheels a spinnin'"!

  2. can't wait to see it finished...keep me posted!

  3. Great idea! Isn't spray paint AMAZING???

  4. Really cute - it fooled me!

  5. I've been on the search for these FOREVER! Now tell us what you're going to do with them!!

  6. Wow! That looks great. I would be interested in trying that on those rubber coated wire baskets that you can sometimes get at Dollar Tree. Thanks for sharing this!

  7. great idea! I have these same baskets in my laundry room to keep things organized, so I will have to try this

  8. Okay...that is just totally cool! :oD

  9. This is a fabulous idea! I love it!

  10. That is such a clever idea. Don't you just love spray paint!!

  11. I love this idea! I'm definitely going to do something like this for my pantries!

  12. I am looking for something like this for my son's room. I wonder how well it will hold up after being used by a boy? ;) Does the paint seem to be pretty durable after being painted on those baskets?

  13. Christie, they seem pretty durable I tried scratching it and nothing happened.

  14. Awesome idea!! Oh, and love your blog!!

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