I recently found a nice sized basket at the thrift store that I thought would work wonderful by the fireplace in the family room. It's a plain, simple basket, but I liked it's shape.
Originally, I planned to stencil some numbers to the front to give it a little personality but I quickly gave up on that idea. Apparently, my stenciling skills need some work since my so-called quick project turned into hot mess.
To salvage the project, and cover the smeared paint, I dug into my scrap fabric to make a band to go around the basket.
I cut a piece of drop cloth fabric long enough to go around the basket. Finished the raw edges with a quick zig-zag stitch and then added a some Velcro to the ends to hold the whole thing onto the basket nice and tight.
Once that was done I stenciled the numbers on with basic craft paint, let that dry.
This project sure didn't turn out like the image in my head, but that's the way it goes sometimes.
I like the finished result so I guess I can't complain.