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Large Farmhouse Metal Basket

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I turned a $2 basket into this Large Farmhouse Metal Basket. I went thrifting with my youngest daughter a couple of weeks ago at a large thrift clearance center. We were on our way to check out when I came across this large metal basket. It was marked for only $4, which I thought was a great price, but it was 50% home decor day, so I scored it for only $2! It is a metal basket, but the metal was starting to tarnish, so I figured some spray paint and some wood would turn this into a gorgeous farmhouse basket perfect for my fireplace hearth.

Large Farmhouse Metal Basket

Here’s the basket I start with. It was in great shape, just needed a little help with an update.

thrift store basket before

Farmhouse Metal Basket Supplies

Here are the supplies I used to update this beauty. (affiliate links provided for your convenience)

  • Fusion Matte Black Spray Paint
  • 15″ Round Wood
Matte Black Spray Paint

I gave the metal basket two light coats of matte black spray paint and let it dry thoroughly.

Wood Round in a Black Matte Basket

Then it was time to insert the wood round. I found one that perfectly fit my basket, making this makeover SO simple… no power tools this time!

Black Matte and Wood Basket

For now, I’m going to keep the natural wood, but I might eventually stain it with Kona, my favorite dark stain that I used on my fireplace mantel.

Fall Matte Black and Wood Basket

Then was time for fluffing… adding the pretties to my new to me Farmhouse Basket.

Gather Fall Pillow

A cute blanket and fall Gather pillow for the basket was all it needed. The first bit of fall in my home.

Now you can check out what the rest of the Thrift Store Decor Team has made over this month.

Thrift Store Makeovers Before
Large Farmhouse Metal Basket – Domestically Speaking Boys Rocking Chair – My Repurposed Life Sand And Seashells Beach Jar Idea – Petticoat Junktion Outdoor Coffee Table Makeover – Our Southern Home Boho Chic Jewelry Tray – My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia Coastal Coasters – Sadie Seasongoods Upcycled Shutter Angel – House Of Hawthornes Thrifted Child’s Wall Easel To Wall Decor – Organized Clutter Easy Cake Stand – Reinvented Delaware Refresh Bathroom Vanity Light – Shop At Blu
How to Make Your Own Farmhouse Metal Basket


  1. First I just glanced and thought that is cute. Then went back to read. Wow! You hit the wire basket jackpot! It came out perfect. The round fits so well it just proves this project was meant to be.

  2. I sure am glad you didn’t paint it white. Too much white around. The round of wood was the finishing touch. If kona is like coffee or java that would be great!

  3. Maryann,

    I don’t think I would have thought about adding the wood round to the farmhouse basket! GREAT idea! Personally, I would have painted it chippy white, but that wouldn’t go with your decor. I think it will look great if you decide to stain it Kona.

    Great project, awesome price on the metal basket!



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