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28 May 2013


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. :) 

This art can also be used for it's original purpose as a bowl.  I would just recommend sealing your paint job first with a poly or acrylic sealer.  You could also get a completely different look by painting your bowl a different colour or pattern (e.g., chevron, polka dots, a monogram, etc.).  The possibilities are endless.

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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  1. The bowl looks like you've been panning gold and hit the jackpot! :D It's looks awesome!

  2. I love this! It's really beautiful!

  3. Wow! This bowl is gorgeous. I love the combination of the wood, white and gold. Great job.

    Would you consider linking this up to my Pinworthy Projects Party?

  4. this is so adorable and easy to make!


  5. Love the bowl! would have never thought to do this. The Gold dots are so cute! If you get a chance, please share this on my linky party: http://suburbsmama.blogspot.com/2013/06/sunday-linky-party-10.html

  6. Very cute! I want to go to the thrift store and get a wood bowl, NOW!

  7. Great idea! And the mint/gold combination is gorgeous :) Visiting from Monday Funday!


  8. So pretty! I love the mint, gold, and wood all together.

  9. I LOVE this! It looks so modern now! Thanks for sharing it at Monday Funday. Sharing it on my FB page!

  10. I love this!! I'm so into gold dots right now and you made me even more of a fan with this project!

  11. This is so pretty and calming. Plus I love all your milk glass (I have a small collection happening myself!).

    Big fan of your site and following via e-mail so that I don't miss a thing!


    1. Aaw, thanks Natalie! I am also a fan of your sweet sewing projects. :)

  12. This is awesome! I've been going through the projects on your blog and I love all of them! You are so creative.

  13. Love the bowl art! I'm so glad I came across your blog...you have a lovely home and such creative ideas!
    ~Shelly www.livingonsale.com

  14. love the bowl redo all your pretty white milk glass


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