I’ve got to be honest with you when I say…I really didn’t know what to call this project…
Maybe I should have went with “a half wood/half gold bowl, shaped like an apple.” Or perhaps “flea market find gets a bling makeover?” Who knows what it officially should be called, but I went with Gold Striped Wooden Apple Bowl, even though it’s not necessarily striped. It’s more “half painted”…
I’ll also admit that this idea is not original to me. I’ve seen this project in a magazine and at some other DIY blogs. It was a fabulous idea and it just so happened that I had a wooden apple-shaped bowl sitting in my closet…doesn’t everyone?!
It was one of my flea market finds that I thought was cool and surely I could find some use for it or some neat thing to do with it. Once I spotted some other bowls that had received a cool half and half painted look, I knew it would be perfect for my bowl.
The first step was to tape off the half of the bowl that I wanted to paint. I used my go-to painters tape, Frog Tape to create my line. As you can tell, I went into the bowl, over the edge and down the sides. I want one entire side of the bowl to be painted, inside and out.
I thought about going with a soft white, because I thought the white against the dark wood would be striking, but in the end I went with a gorgeous gold. In fact, I used Royal Design Studios Stencil Creme in Antique Gold. It’s a rich, deep gold that has a gorgeous sheen and adds just the right amount of glamour. I had originally planned on using it in my bathroom makeover, but changed my mind…which was a good thing, because it was meant for this bowl!
After two quick coats of paint, I removed the tape and allowed it to dry completely. The Frog Tape gave me a perfect line with no bleed at all.
This is an easy DIY that I finished in less than an hour and that included drying time. If you wanted to do more than one color, then you would need to allow more time.
This bowl is perfect filled with your favorite Fall decor. Pinecones, pumpkins and gourds can be used now through Thanksgiving, giving you an ideal centerpiece or arrangement for your home. The touch of gold adds a bit of elegance to the rustic wooden bowl. It’s a fun look that gives a great mix of style.
PS. If you like this painted bowl, you might like some of my other painting projects.
PSS. Aren’t the pumpkins and pinecones cute? See how I used them with magnolia leaves and bittersweet branches.
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