Posted on May 23 2012

Completely Pinteresting: Color Splash Market Basket

The best accessory at the farmers’ market is a good basket.  You see people toting really fancy high-tech baskets, that most likely cost a small fortune.  While it’s been tempting to fork over the dough, I wanted to travel the cost-affective route.  I was totally inspired by these amazing dip-dyed baskets, but trying to find the exact basket I wanted proved time consuming.  And then the process of dipping the basket in latex paint seemed messy and annoying.  I just didn’t want to deal with it, especially since Jack’s teething molar situation has turned him into a tiny Hulk.  He’ll be perfectly happy and then something makes him snap – yesterday it happened leaving the grocery store.  He wanted to use that claw toy machine, and when I said “Not today” he lost it.  L’il Hulk was thrashing and screaming and when I tried to carry him he screamed, “Stop biting me!”  So yeah, I wasn’t about to add fifty more stops to find other paint.

I opted for hot pink.  I’ve haven’t done that on my own since I was seven years old.  One of my best friends was my college roommate.  She insisted to paint two walls of our kitchen bright pink, and I let her.  I loved it.  It’s not often I choose pink though, but it just seemed like a perfect splash of color for the market.  I initially taped it off to create the “dipped” effect.  It didn’t look right, so I then I opted for an almost-ombre color splash.

I love it so much I asked Dan for an impromptu photo session right there in our yard.!  At half off my basket only cost me $3, and the can of spray paint was $2. Super cheap! Can’t wait to head to the market!


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