Spruce up your wall with a DIY boho basket wall decor using thrift store baskets and paint. Perfect for renters and adding a pop of color.
Hi there! After sharing our kitchen progress yesterday (which is a bit of a challenge), I’m thrilled to share this cool and eclectic DIY wall art for our master bedroom!
We are hitting week 3 of the $100 Room Makeover which means all the participants will be showing our room reveals next Wednesday. The first week I shared inspiration and a shopping guide and last week a few room updates.
DIY Boho Basket Wall Decor
A huge thanks to Lemons, Lavender, and Laundry for organizing this fun month-long challenge. We are just settling into a new Japanese rental home after recently getting new military orders from Okinawa, Japan.
I’m so excited to experience a traditional home off base and this decorating challenge is just what I needed to get the master bedroom just right! Find all of the related stories from this makeover below.
I really liked the idea of using decorative baskets similar to my inspiration board but wanted a little more modern take on them. Threshing baskets are very common in Japan and I found all of these for under $10!
I used watered-down acrylic paint to “stain” each one a color.
The 100 Yen Store had some cute push pins and a faux succulent that adds a bit of fun interest to the basket wall decor. And since this is a rental, there are restrictions to what size of holes can go in the walls which were no bigger than a thumbtack.
This DIY wall art really makes the room come to life! It’s like it was planned or something… 😉
- Thrifted flat baskets like threshing or tabacco baskets in different shapes and sizes.
- Faux plant stem
- Decorative thumb tacks/push pins
- Craft paint
- Paint brush
- Disposable dish like a plastic bowl, throwaway empty container, or paper plate
- Paper towels
- Lay a basket on paper towels or newspaper to prep for painting.
- Squeeze out a dime to a quarter size amount of paint on a plate.
- Dip a paintbrush into water and then into the craft paint.
- Cover the basket with a wash of color. Use a little more water on the paintbrush to keep moving the paint around until the basket is completely covered. Blot any overly wet spots with a paper towel. It's almost like staining rather than painting the basket! One thin coat of paint is plenty for this project.
- Let the basket dry.
- Repeat the previous steps with different colors for the remaining baskets. I think leaving one basket natural is a lovely option. If you have one that isn't as tightly woven consider doing the same.
- Once your flat baskets are painted and dry, hang each one with a decorative push pin right in the middle. Keep the distance between each basket similar and mix the large and small baskets. It's best to hang the largest first and build your wall decor display around it with the others.
- Optional step: Embellish a basket or two with faux succulent or airplane. Secure it with a little bit of hot glue if it won't sit in the holes of the basket.
To balance out the window and empty wall space, I brought in a $5 thrifted basket purchased in Okinawa last year and hung some brass bells that were found locally.
The bedroom is very small as most Japanese ones are. I have to do a bit of a crab walk to get to the other side of the bed but the new layout is perfect. We tried the bed long ways and there was no room for side tables and it covered up the large garden window.
We also found a solution for the tv this week with a darling cabinet from a thrift store down the road. Here’s a little peek! The little cabinet fits perfectly in the corner and gives us more storage.
Isn’t it fabulous?
Our garden sill is coming together too. It is at least 12 inches deep so I had to take advantage of it with more plants. I’m mixing in faux with real and a few beach finds to get the biggest bang for my buch.
I’m just thrilled about how this room is coming along!
Let’s review the to-do list.
- Plants –
a garden for the windowsill and possible wall art
- Color – a mix of bedding and textiles from my house (I also have some beautiful silk Kimono fabric!) free
- Texture –
100 yen store baskets (I have a DIY up my sleeve for this one!)
- Interest – an eclectic mix of decor elements (from “shopping” the house) free
- Lighting –
DIY shell chandelier and appropriate bedside lighting
- *The two window shades for the room were $80 and won’t be calculated into the makeover budget as they were already purchased.
- Wall hanging -$30
- TV cabinet -$50
- Large plant with basket -$15
- Baskets and push pins -$7
- Total: -$102
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