Thursday, October 27, 2011

Wood Dough Bowls

Months ago, I was inspired by a post from Angie at The Country Chic Cottage.

Angie had been wanting a dough bowl of her very own,
but they are incredibly expensive.

What does a DIY'er do when they want something?

They make it themselves!

Angie took a $1 bowl from the thrift store and created a dough bowl.







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You can click on the photo above to see just how she did this.


So I've been looking at wooden bowls from time to time,
but never finding one I really liked.
Then last week, I came across some blah bowls.

They were sad with their brown and black colors.

They were crying out for somebody to give them color.

I couldn't wait to get them home and splash on some paint.

The base paint is a green oops paint from Home Depot.

Two bowls have a terra cotta over the green.

Two bowls have a yellow over the green.

After the second color was added to the bowl,
it was distressed with 150 sandpaper.

Then two layers of wax were applied to seal the paint
with a good buffing after each application.


The color is a robin's egg blue,


or maybe a turquoise,

or an aqua.


I'll be adding more upcycled and handcrafted items to my shop in the next week.
They'll be a little bit country, rustic, farmhouse.
Kinda like me.


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30 comments:

  1. They turned out gorgeous! Nice job!

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  2. Lovely color! You did a great job.

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  3. Love this!! You did a fab job! So happy to inspire you! :)

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  4. Fabulous!!! Love the aqua & distressed look!

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  5. Your bowls are just lovely now. That color is fantastic.

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  6. I adore that aqua colour! This looks sooo great!

    Jenny
    http://simcoestreet.blogspot.com

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  7. love the bowls you painted! they are goregous.

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  8. Love the color you painted them..beautiful!
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  9. The bowls came out great, love the color you painted them. Laura Cottage and Broome

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  10. What a lovely color! These turned out so pretty!
    Thanks for sharing your creative project with Potpourri Friday! Hope you will make it a weely party stop!

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  11. So lovely! I'm impressed!

    Aloha,
    Charlie

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  12. Beautiful color you used on the bowls. Thanks for visiting my blog, for the nice comment, and for following. Following you back.

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  13. Gorgeous! I love the color you chose!
    I used to paint my wooden bowls, white, green, red, and blues, and had them for years then sold them.
    I still kept one stunning natural dough bowl, they're wonderful! You did a great job!

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  14. Very nice! Love the color :D

    Thanks for sharing on Amaze Me Monday!

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  15. I love this and my readers would too. I found you through skiptomylou and would love for you to share this at my MeetMeMonday linky party! http://youaretalkingtoomuch.blogspot.com/2011/10/meet-me-monday-9.html Would love to see you there! Love, Me www.youaretalkingtoomuch.com

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  16. This is so pretty!! Would love it if you would link this up at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/11/turquoise-lovin-11.html

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  17. I just found your blog through The Pioneer Woman. These bowls are amazing. I love their rustic, vintage appeal. Great job and thanks for sharing.

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  18. I like your bowls a lot! I'll look at those blah bowls at the thrift stores completely differently now! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  19. They look great! Thank you for joining the Home Sweet Home party!
    Sherry

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  20. These are gorgeous! Love the color. Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday!
    Mary

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  22. That's so amazing! So cute. Wow, you sure do hit all the link parties! I'm a new follower from Type A Decorating. I hope you'll follow me back, but no pressure! :-)

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  23. You've been featured -- http://itssoverycheri.com/2011/11/06/saturday-showcase-11-6-2011/

    Cheri from Its So Very Cheri

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  24. These are lovely! I'm totally digging the color!

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  25. I love that blue! I wanted a dough bowl, one of those long one,s but haven't been able to find one at a good price yet!

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  26. Hi i’m Heather! I have a question for you! Please email me :)
    HeatherVonSJ[at]gmail[dot]com

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