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June 28, 2011

Paint a Wooden Bowl for a Fun Kitchen Accent

Have you ever picked up an item at a yard sale or flea market - loved it - but deemed it unworthy of purchase because it just "won't work".  I've been ogling giant wooden bowls for years, but we have too much wood in this house.  Between the hardwood floors, teak furniture and veneered cabinets (that I painstakingly re-varnished), a wood bowl would be too much.  But then I saw this photo and a light bulb went off:

Aqua Wooden Bowl
Better Homes & Gardens

Did you spot the turquoise bowl?  It looks to be painted on the outside and wood on the inside.  Not sure if this is a DIY project or not, but what an ideal to steal.  $10 says I won't find a single wooden bowl for the rest of my life.
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12 comments

  1. What a fantastic idea! I have a wooden bowl I picked up for $2 at an estate sale last year, and I somehow I haven't managed to do the little bit of light sanding it needs. Now I'm motivated.

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  2. I like this idea. I am hoping you do find a bowl so you can post a how-to.

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  3. Dana, be sure to post photos of your bowl! I wanna see . . .

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  4. i love wooden bowls so much that i have two...picked from the local goodwill..totally in love with the turquoise idea!!!!!

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  5. $20 says you not only find a bowl, but have a tutorial on painting it by the end of July.

    Power of positive thinking!

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  6. Thanks Jayca (from cart-wheels) for your positive thinking!

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  7. Now that's a fabulous idea! Good luck finding a bow. I bet you'll execute it perfectly :)

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  8. Hi Tanya!

    Thanks for the visit! It brought me to your lovely blog ~ xoxo Laura

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  9. Hey girl...I have a bowl in the exact shape that I got from IKEA.

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  10. That happens to me all the time! And then I am kicking myself for not being creative enough to have seen it's potential! I really love this idea!

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  11. superb!! I love the way that bowl looks..

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