Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Hey, Hey, Hey...it's a Picnic Basket, Boo-Boo!

I've had this old picnic basket for years, having found it at a garage sale eons ago, and we had literally used the life out of it. When some paint got spilled on the top of it, making it look a little more gross than usual, I stuck it in the basement (first mistake) with plans of "fixing it up." LOL! Imagine if you will...a black hole. Well, yeah, that's my basement...!

Fast-forward (at least) ten years:

I'm in my basement trying to dig through the carp that has accumulated over the years. In one of my digs, I refound my picnic basket! Yay!! So I dragged it upstairs and finally "fixed it up"...:-)

Since I forgot to take a picture of it in its original gross stage, I started just after painting the top and bottom trim, and top of the basket white...

 I wasn't sure what to do with it, exactly, until a friend of mine (Jody!), mentioned Yogi! I LOVE Yogi and Boo Boo Bear! So went with that theme!

And what's a Yogi themed picnic basket without the Master, Himself! :-)

(Now you see why I had to go with Yogi....)

BTW...when looking for something specific (such as: red picnic-checkered napkins) that you think you'd seen somewhere, always go with your first instinct and look there first! Instead of wasting your time making other stops because they were close by and...;)