I have a love for those just a bit shabby and crusty old treasures
The ones that are weathered and worn with their paint delightfully spidered and chipped away in places.
Yes, you could probably add that they are a little bit in need of repainting too
my husband definitely does…
from the years of storage- that didn’t bother me.
I loved the age and character is had and actually have a couple other
vintage wicker pieces that have a similar finish and look that I love.
So I knew it was perfect.
big.old.French.Armoire that takes up 9′ along one wall.
I decided on something different for now.
It is sitting atop that lovely old farmhouse cupboard in the dining area
but I’ll share the 5 minute tutorial soon.
Old wicker is not the easiest to clean or to get to look pristine for sure.
and it definitely holds on to some pretty stubborn old grunge in between all those slats and
that spidered paint.
I like to use a simple water/bleach mixture and wipe it down with a damp cloth- not soaking
but if anyone has any better ideas for cleaning without damaging the brittle wicker-would love your tips.
This basket may make a move to that armoire in the bedroom
at some point… but since there are some changes going on in there and a possibility that
armoire might be making a move of it’s own
For now- enjoying it in it’s new spot on the just as shabby and chippy farmhouse cupboard.