DIY Driftwood Basket

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  1. RS says:

    You have really inspired me to create something with driftwood. I am wondering if you see a reason to apply some type of sealer (spray polyurethane) after you complete the gluing? I am a little concerned about surface
    of the bark breaking off or maybe unknown bugs coming out. Any experience to share?

    • Shayna says:

      Hi RS! I am so happy that I’ve inspired you to create something with driftwood! I think you will love the results! πŸ™‚
      I’ve thought about spraying it with a clear coat of poly, but I haven’t yet. The driftwood that I used on previous projects has been split from one huge piece of driftwood. Needless to say, they were much cleaner. This set of driftwood was dirtier since I gathered them individually. Vacuuming definitely helped! I don’t think a few coats of poly would hurt anything.
      With the bugs, I’ve thought about them too and even though about baking the driftwood in the oven (just like pinecones) to insure that there wasn’t any lingering residents. I haven’t had any issues so far.
      I hope that helps! Let me know if you have anymore questions.

  2. M says:

    Love, love, LOVE the driftwood basket!!! Please see comments under your “summer shelves” (when possible)…love your new look too, Shayna:) Gorgeous & your eyes…oh my, beautiful!

    • Shayna says:

      THANK YOU! So happy you love this as much as me! πŸ™‚
      I just responded to your LOVELY comment… you give the best compliments! THANK YOU! πŸ™‚
      Have a fabulous weekend!

  3. Love it! the basket looks so much better! very very pretty! πŸ™‚ love everything you are updating with driftwood Shayna, it’s inexpensive and beautiful
    btw, love your new picture on the sidebar; you look gorgeous πŸ™‚

    • Shayna says:

      Thank you so very much, Ingrid! It does look so much better! πŸ™‚
      Also, thank you for the lovely comment on my new picture! I definitely needed one! πŸ™‚

  4. Great basket!! And love the hair!! I tried going blonde when I turned 40 and it did not work for me. Looks fabulous on you, however! Have a wonderful week.

  5. I love it Shayna! Such an awesome redesign… something so rustic chic would have cost a fortune to buy in a home dΓ©cor store, too, I bet!

  6. Jamie says:

    What an amazing transformation, Shayna! I saw your picture of the basket on your July in Review page and fell in love….I just started following your blog about a week ago, and have already seen so many inspiring, creative ideas. Your photography is amazing too. Thank you for putting so much work into a wonderful blog.

    Jamie |

    • Shayna says:

      THANK YOU so very much for the super sweet comment, Jamie! I’m so happy you love the transformation too! πŸ™‚

  7. Amy says:

    Shayna! That basket needs to be out in the open for all to see! I can see it holding a giant bouquet of dried wild flowers! It’s beautiful! Take it out of the laundry room!! I’m going to do this one to something soon… Love driftwood, I feel like it’s a story all unto it self! Love, Love, Love it!! And the mirror too!

    • Shayna says:

      THANK YOU so much, Amy! I love that basket too! I’m thinking about moving things around in there, but I really, really love the way it looks with crisp white. You just never know with me! πŸ˜€

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