08th May2013


Upcycled Wooden Bowls

by Dinah Wulf

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I went thrift store shopping last week and I found a set of wooden bowls for $6.00. The shape of these bowls is what interested me, so I decided to buy them.  I wanted to update them a little because to be honest, they reminded me of the wooden bowls, spoons, and other knick-knacks my relatives would bring us from the Philippines… maybe that’s why I was drawn to them.  Although I have fond memories of those souvenirs, they don’t exactly fit my style today.  Here is how I made my upcycled wooden bowls.

Here are the bowls before.

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Although this craft project is self-explanatory, I did want to mention that because of the type of paint I chose, they are still washable and easy to care for and even dishwasher safe!  So, with that said, the materials you need are:

I wanted to keep the inside and the rim of the bowl wood, and the outside of the bowl white, a classic modern color. I first painted carefully around the edges.

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I painted three coats total, allowing the paint to dry for an hour in between coats.

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The craft paint instructions indicate that the paint is weather proof. It is good for indoor and outdoor use and cures in about 21 days.  You can also do a top rack dish wash…which is fantastic!

I plan on using these bowls for entertaining.  Here are a few after photos.

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Dinah Wulf
Dinah is a craft, home décor, & DIY Blogger for www.diyinspired.com, an eco-friendly site promoting repurposing through reinvention. She has a Master of Arts Degree in Speech Communication from California State University Fullerton. Formerly an educator at CSUF and business owner, she now is a full time writer, Curator for Style Me Pretty Living, 3M DIY Expert, and a member of Martha’s Circle. She has blogged for multiple websites including Fix.com, Earth 911, Home Made Simple, and Sprout Online and has been published in a few magazines and ebooks. Her website, DIY Inspired has been recognized by Mashable, Parenting.com, and Buzzfeed.

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