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How to Bleach Wicker

I thrifted these 1980's woven nesting heart baskets for $5 last week and challenged myself to upcycle them for chic Valentine décor this year! I wanted to lighten the wicker/rattan so I decided to bleach them - did you know you could do that?!


wicker basket nesting hearts, bleach, diy tutorial, the rural legend




wicker basket nesting hearts, bleach, diy tutorial, the rural legend


How To Bleach Wicker Baskets


wicker basket nesting hearts, bleach, diy tutorial, the rural legend

1. Place wicker item in a sink or large bucket


2. Fill your sink with water and add 1 Cup Bleach for each Gallon of water used. I used an entire small bottle of bleach and filled the sink with enough water to cover the hearts.

NOTE: If your basket begins to float lay something heavy (and bleach safe) on top to keep it submerged.


wicker basket nesting hearts, bleach, diy tutorial, the rural legend


3. After soaking for about 30 minutes, drain the liquid thoroughly rinse the wicker.


4. Allow to fully dry outside, preferably in sunshine!

NOTE: You are going to think the process did not work at first because the woven material is wet. But once the hearts were dry, the transformation was pretty dramatic and I love how they look!


wicker basket nesting hearts, bleach, diy tutorial, the rural legend


xoxo, L



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Ospite
21 mag

Using Easy Off Oven cleaner works really well on wood and wicker! I spray it outside, let it sit, and hose it or rinse it off. It gives the wood and wicker a pretty, beachy bleached color.

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