Dip-Dyed Baskets

I don't know about you, but this totally caught my eye over at Martha Stewart's website recently... Dip-dyed baskets, in particular, those cute totes that you see at the weekly farmers' markets made of straw with the leather handles. I have a couple of them, they're a dime a dozen where I live so they are easy and cheap to come by. I love the idea of dip-dyed totes using white paint, or I bet silver would look fab too. These are so fresh and summery.

I'd like to have a few of these baskets in my home - maybe one in the living room for magazine storage and another in the kitchen to hold Pellegrino bottles? Here is how to make these beauties.

What do you think of this idea, would you, could you, have you? (image: martha stewart)