Homework Caddy with #ChalkyFinish Paint {tutorial}

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Hello! Happy Monday! I hope your weekend was a great one! Ours started out hot, & then it turned cool & rainy. I think fall is on it’s way. 🙂 I’ve been busy organizing all of our school supplies & trying to come up with a system that works for our family. I wanted something that would serve the purpose of keeping all the supplies in one spot, was easy to get out & looked cute with our home décor. You know that’s important! ha! 😉 I think I found the perfect solution. I used Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint to makeover an old basket that I had thrown out in the garage months ago into a fun homework caddy. So keep reading to see how I did it! 🙂

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homework basket

For this project you’ll just need a few things:
Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint (I used Delicate & Carbon.)
paint brush
foam brush
old basket

Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint

This is my before picture. I really did love this basket when I bought it! ha! I used it to hold our silverware in our old house. We didn’t have many drawers in our kitchen back then. It work great for that. 🙂 Before I got started on my painting I did a few repairs to my basket. A few spots had come loose. So I just hot glued everything in place & made sure we were good to go. 🙂

before picture

I also removed the handles & cleaned the basket out really good with a damp rag. Now we are ready to paint. 🙂

basket make over

I decided to paint my basket a cheery yellow color. I used this waxing brush to apply my paint. Since there are so many grooves & crevices in my basket I thought it would be easier to get the paint in there with a brush like that. It really worked great!

chalky finish paint

Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint is great for projects like this. You’ll have little to no prep work before you start ~ no priming or sanding needed. This is how my basket looked after one coat of paint. I let this dry for 2 hours, and then I painted on one more coat. That’s it!

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I reattached my handle & then filled my basket with school supplies for my kiddos. It works great, & it looks super cute sitting out on the table. 🙂

homework caddy

While I was at it I made this cute chalkboard tag using the Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint in Carbon. Yes, it works just like a chalkboard! 🙂

chalky paint chalkboard tag

Do you have anything lying around your garage that you could
tackle with some Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint?
If you do ~ I’d love to hear. Leave a comment below. 🙂

homework basket

Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint is available in Home Depot, Hobby Lobby, Michaels, A.C. Moore and other stores. Visit the DecoArt Chalky Finish website for more chalk paint ideas and inspiration. 🙂

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