16″ Painted Wooden Basket Cooler
This 16″ tall painted wooden basket cooler has a 1″ wide bentwood handle, and 1″ insulated core and lid. We bought it in the early ’90s, and although it looks identical to the Peterboro and Longaberger baskets this style, I can not find a stamp anywhere on it.
The basket is in perfect condition, used as a yarn holder/decoration for years; never as a cooler. The handle is very sturdy and would definitely hold up if used as such.
I sanded the entire basket lightly and painted with a gold metallic Ralph Lauren Patina paint, and dark blue chalk paint. I then covered that with a “denim” blue chalk paint. The trim is brown chalk paint with a violet undertone.
Distressed to slightly see the gold/dark patina underneath, and applied 2 coats of water-based poly-acrylic giving it a nice sheen.
I stained the interior dark underneath the easily removable insulated foam.
It would work great as an outdoor beverage holder on the deck, an extra-large picnic basket, or a giant Easter basket perhaps? (2 Year old used in photo for scale agrees with that one :))
If you are in the New England area I would be happy to meet or deliver; within reason. Just contact me! Otherwise, please allow 3-5 business days for the item to be sent out, and 7-10 days for delivery. If you would like Express Shipping (usually 2-3 days) please choose so at checkout.
If you have any questions at all feel free to shoot me a message on chat or email me at KRay@KrayCustomRefinish.com