Crafty makeover

Reinvent a sad old picnic basket as a snazzy new sewing case 

Step 1

Find an old suitcase or basket to repurpose. We used an old cane picnic hamper. 

Step 2

Brush the basket free of dust using a soft brush, or give the case a wipe over with a soft, damp cloth.   

Step 3

Paint in the colour of your choice. When painting caneware, use a dabbing motion with your paint brush to ensure even coverage.

Step 4

Paint any small boxes you wish to use to match, plus the lids of any jars.  

Step 5

Once the basket is dry, use your testpot to add a few contrasting elements. 

Step 6

 If necessary, stitch or glue a new fabric lining in place. 

You will need

•    An old basket or suitcase  

•    Resene Lumbersider low sheen waterborne paint in a shade of your choice; we used Resene Geronimo 

•    Resene testpots in complementary colours; we used Resene Tapestry

•    Medium-sized paintbrushes 

•    Assorted small boxes and lidded glass or plastic jars 

•    Optional: Fabric remnant to replace liner  

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