It's not much of a secret that I am a sucker for the Goodwill, I love it. I love the thrill of the treasure hunt. I get a rush when I find something truly spectacular. There was a time in my life that I wouldn't have been caught dead in a thrift store (cough cough, high school). I remember the time my mom and sister took me to Savers and I literally got a rash from freaking out for even being in the store.
Now I walk in with purpose. At the peak of my thrift store addiction I was going three times or more a week. I have curbed that quite a bit and make it only once or twice every few weeks now. This past week as I was walking the aisles of my local Goodwill (which they have been remodeling and organizing) I found four teak bowls. I immediately snatched them up and whisked them home.
They are great as they are, but I thought it would be fun to jazz them up with a touch of paint. Doesn't paint make most Goodwill finds that much better? Imagine the possibilities with these, Mother's day gifts, teacher appreciation, you could use them as a planter if you seal the inside of the bowl as well! Jewelry holder, spare change in your laundry. The possibilities are limitless.
Wood bowls (any size)
Step 2: Lay out your tape. You could go with one pattern for all the bowls, but I wanted them to all be unique, so I mixed it up a bit.
For this one I just put tape on at crazy angles.
Step 3: Sand the bowl a bit. I couldn't find my sandpaper so I just used my trusty nail file. (Seriously, I need to by sandpaper.)
Step 4: Start painting. I have learned that some paints are better than others and require only 2 coats, some take 12 (I'm looking at you Lime Green My Studio Acrylic Craft Paint).
Step 5: Remove the tape and admire your work! At this point reassess and see if you need to add any more paint. I am not in love with the polka dot one, I used a sponge sponcer and the paint dried kind of bubbled.
These are NOT dishwasher safe -but no wood bowls are:) Hand wash with care!
Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned for my next post on May 6th. I'll give you a hint—it's for Teacher Appreciation Week and includes a free printable from our incredibly talented sponsors at 1012 Designs. Get excited!
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