The handles were broken, and it had a couple of loose bits here and there, so I cut off all the handles and loose ends.
I gave it a coat of Gripseal Wood Sealant in antique white, once it was dry I gave it another coat.
Once it was all dry I added a little heart that I bought from Mr Price Home .
This came together so quickly and I quite like the outcome.
I am thinking this basket will look great in the bathroom filled with towels and toiletries, or in a bedroom with some linen.
This is what it looked like after all the bits and pieces were cut off.
I like to use this product, to stain wood and baskets, it is quite thin and really soaks in giving it a bit more of a natural look. It dries really quickly, and is easy to apply with a sponge or brush. Available at all good hardware stores.