TODAY I’M SHARING HOW TO TAKE PAINTED WICKER AND MAKE IT LOOK NATURAL AGAIN… WITH THE MAGIC OF PAINT!
Hi beautiful #sifamily, thanks for joining me today! I have a fun project to share with you. A project in reverse! I’ve come across A LOT of tutorials on How To Paint Wicker. But what if you want to take a piece of painted wicker and make it look natural again? You can strip it. But trust me, if you’ve ever tried stripping paint off wicker, you will NEVER want to do it again!
So here’s a fun and easy alternative…
How to take painted wicker and make it look natural again.. using the magic of paint!
I started with this white pink and blue painted laundry hamper…
This laundry hamper is a great size and built like a brick house — but super dated. It’s from the ’90s! I’m not sure if I’m proud of this… or a little embarrassed.
I remember the day I bought it though. I managed to sausage my sister and this laundry hamper into the passenger side of my two-seater MR2, hehe.
Here’s the new look. What do you think?
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HOW TO PAINT WICKER – AU’NATURAL
STEP 1 – CLEAN AND BASECOAT
The only prep I did for this laundry hamper was to give it a really good vacuum inside and out and remove the hardware. Then I sprayed one coat of this Chocolate on the outside and inside the lid.
Here’s what it looked like with the one coat of Chocolate. If you don’t have a paint sprayer, this base coat can be easily brushed on too.
STEP 2 – DRY BRUSH PUTTY
To dry brush, I use VERY little paint on the tips of the brush then gently run the brush in one direction of the wicker. Here I am sharing the dry brush technique on Youtube.
STEP 3 – DRY BRUSH BURLAP
For the final color, I used this Burlap. I used the same brush and dry brushed technique to create wicker highlights. I played around with this until I was happy with the outcome hitting some areas and leaving others.
STEP 4 – TOPCOAT
To seal and protect, I spayed three coats of this water-resistant Gator Hide.
I’m super happy with my “NEW” wicker laundry hamper! It looks updated and so much warmer, don’t you think?
I’ll be back this Thursday with my Furniture Fixer Upper friends. Hope to see you then!
LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF THIS MAKEOVER… OR FEEL FREE TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE… I ALWAYS LOVE HEARING FROM YOU.
Happy furniture painting my friends!
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