A small wicker basket, dipped in white paint, evokes the sun-bleached sand of a day at the beach. The basket is dipped slowly into a tub of white matt emulsion paint, until the desired line is reached, and then gradually drawn out. The worst of the drips are allowed to fall or gently wiped away with a cloth, with care taken not to touch the basket itself. It is then hung to dry outside above several sheets of newspaper, which will catch any further drips. The charm of the basket lies in its rustic feel, which is enhanced by the irregular line of the paint. Once dry, it can be used as a planter, to hold a pot of flowers. Placing it on a wall outside, where it can be further bleached by the sun, enhances the natural driftwood effect and small items collected on a beachside holiday, complete the display.