Last week I totally forgot to let you know that I was guest posting at It's Overflowing. I must have been too excited to share my Moomin High Chair makeover. :) Anyway here is the project I shared there:
I seem to like using objects in ways that they weren't necessarily intended to be used (like my placemat clutch and napkin pillows). So when I found a nice square-shaped bowl that was a little beat up I knew I could paint it. I chose to go with a light shade of mint (my current colour crush) with some gold confetti for a little bling. I love how leaving the wood edges exposed gives it some character.
To paint my bowl, I taped off the edges using painter's tape (I had to overlap small pieces of tape around the rounded corners). I then applied two coats of both primer and latex paint in a shade of mint. Little Pilot was very excited to help me paint. It wasn't really that cold, but I tend to over-bundle a little. :)
Once the mint base colour was all dry, I was ready to add my gold confetti dots. I used Martha Stewart craft paint in gold and the eraser end of a pencil. I simply dabbed my eraser in the gold paint and dotted the bowl in a random pattern. I tried overlapping some dots and decreasing the amount of dots as I went out from the corner to get a scattered look.
In the end I had some unexpected art in my favourite mint and gold combination. Basically once I finished painting the bowl I propped it up against the wall = art. :)
So that's my latest art project.
P.S. I have been working on a few outdoor projects that need a little more finishing before I can share them here today, but hopefully I can get them done and posted soon!
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