Welcome to this month’s edition of our Thrift Store Upcycle Blog Hop. Don’t forget to scroll down and see all the other upcycle DIY projects. I’ll be updating some cheap wooden bowls with a color block paint technique.
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How to Color Block Wooden Bowls
This project doesn’t use very many supplies. You probably already have these in your stash.
This is another super simple thrift store makeover! I started with a set of 49 cent wooden salad bowls from the thrift store. They were in good shape but I thought they could use a little update. If you find old wooden bowls that are faded or lightly scratched but you still don’t want to paint them, watch the video in this blog post to see how easy it is to restore them. Since the bowls were in such good shape I didn’t want to cover up all the beautiful wood grain so I taped off a corner of each bowl. I made sure that the edge of the tape was smoothed down so no paint would bleed under it. Then I gave each bowl three coats of gold metallic paint. After the third coat of paint, I carefully pulled off the tape. When the gold metallic paint was completely dry, I covered the entire bowl with clear varnish. I wasn’t planning to use these for food, so I just used my regular varnish. They’ll only be used for displaying or organizing my jewelry. Take a look at my Facebook Live to see how easy this is.
- top right – Antiqued Brass Boho Earrings, on Etsy, on Amazon Handmade
- bottom left – Antiqued Brass Teardrop Earrings, on Etsy, on Amazon Handmade
- bottom right – Coffee Necklace, on Etsy, on Amazon Handmade
The varnish will protect the metallic paint from being scratched by the jewelry.
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Thanks for reading (and watching my videos!). Leave a comment and let me know if you’ve tried to color block any wooden bowls. ‘Til the next project,