IO contributor Anu from Nalle’s House is here to share another tip for creating a Handmade Home! It’s easy to draw a complete blank when it comes to decorating shelves and mantels. As my sister says, ‘it’s as if my house is mocking me.’ I love this awesome tutorial for creating wood bowl art! It’s a great solution for adding some interest and a little bling to your space.
I love to use objects in ways that they weren’t necessarily intended to be used. 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 for the round corners). I then applied two coats of both primer and latex paint in a shade of mint. Little Pilot (my 2 year-old) was very excited to help me paint.
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!
Don’t you just love this Handmade Home Idea! 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. You can also check out my placemat clutch and napkin pillows here and here.
You can see more of my handmade projects at NALLE’S HOUSE.