Anything that helps to make a house more organized is such a wonderful thing!! At a garage sale in March and I found this great wooden basket holder. It used to hold bushels of canned produce at a berry farm.
Other than some cobwebs and a little bit of dirtiness, it was in great shape! But I really love white furniture and I felt like this just needed a quick fix of white paint to really make the baskets pop and become the focal point of the whole piece.
So, I did a light sanding (because I don't think you need to waste time on a deep sanding when the wood is already pretty raw). My purpose for sanding was to clean off the bird poo, dirt, and smooth it out so the finished product would be soft and splinter-less.