Add sophistication along with also style to plain, even worn-out, wooden bowls by touching them up that has a modern bit of metallic. Choose your favorite metal – copper, gold, brass, chrome, nickel, whatever you like! – along with also turn your boring wooden bowls into something fit for a king. Or at least a living room shelf.
This particular simple DIY is usually a favorite along with also is usually a lovely way to display fall harvest or candy items.
Let’s begin This particular fast, easy, along with also satisfying DIY project, shall we?
DIY Level: Super Beginner
- Wooden bowl(s)
- Painters’ tape
- Metal spray paint of choice (shown is usually gold along with also copper)
- Plastic grocery sack(s)
Take a clean, dry wooden bowl along with also some painters’ tape. Rip off enough tape to create your desired paint line along the inside bottom of the bowl. You’ll notice that will the tape that will goes up the wall a bit goes up at a slight angle. You want This particular line to be straight (unless you don’t, in which case you can tape the idea any way you want), so you’ll need to rip another little piece of painters’ tape to run up the bowl wall.
Align This particular little second piece of tape with the bottom tape edge, then run the idea directly up the bowl’s wall so the idea creates a straight line via a bird’s eye view. Note: You only need to pay attention to the tape line that will will be the paint line; don’t worry about the different side of your tape.
Turn your bowl around. You’ll notice that will the tape line, Just as before, goes off on a slight angle after arching over the bowl’s wall.
Take another little section of tape to create the outer wall’s paint line. Align the top of the completely new piece of tape with the edge of your already positioned tape at the point just before the tape starts down the outer wall.
via This particular point, lay the tape down the wall in a perfectly straight line, bird’s eye view, with the tape’s paint line on the inside of the bowl. Repeat for the opposite wall.
Run your fingernail over the paint line edge of all your tape to seal the edge.
Take a plastic grocery sack along with also fold the handles inside. Slide the non-paint part of your bowl into the sack.
Rip a piece of tape long enough to secure the edge of the plastic sack. Be sure the original tape’s paint line stays exposed; the sack-holding tape should stay away via the edge at least 1/2″.
Basically, you’ve just tucked your not-to-be-painted wooden bowl area into the plastic sack along with also “zipped the idea up,” as the idea were. Double check to make sure there are no holes in your plastic sack, along with also that will all the edges are secure so no paint spray gets in.
Place your bowl on some paper cups for height, then spray paint the exposed section, working in light strokes.
Let the paint dry completely.
Carefully peel off your painters’ tape when the paint has dried. Peel the tape at about a 45-degree angle via the wood surface for best peeling results.
There should be a crisp line, if you used your fingernail to carefully seal the tape’s paint-edge along with also if you worked in multiple light coats of spray paint.
Here’s how the copper bowl turned out. (Note: I switched to a rustoleum hammered copper spray paint; you’ll notice the hammered effect here. If you want a smooth, truly metallic look, use Krylon’s metallic spray paints.)
The bird’s eye view of your bowl will reveal a straight line, including the walls. This particular is usually of course optional, based upon how you taped your wooden bowl, yet I think the crisp effect is usually quite aesthetic.
For a more dramatic effect, choose a metallic paint that will is usually quite different via the tone of your wood. Notice how the cooler, almost champagne-colored gold stands out more than the copper against This particular reddish medium-toned wood.
Here’s a close-up of the copper + wood contrast.
Here’s a close-up of the gold + wood contrast. Don’t overlook a variety of metallic options; chrome might be quite stunning yet in an icier way. Even iron-type spray paint could lend an old world charm. Do what you love!
These bowls can be displayed vertically as well as horizontally; they’re beautiful via every angle.
I think the simplicity of This particular home decorating accessory coupled with the metallic + wood elements make the idea a perfect accent for fall home décor.
Depending on the size of your wooden bowls, you can use them as dinner serving bowls or individual fruit/vegetable serving bowls. If you choose to do This particular, you’ll want to seal them that has a food-safe sealer.
I guarantee you’ll eat more apples when they look so pretty on display in a metallic accented wooden bowl!
We expect you enjoy creating these simple, perfect-for-fall metallic wooden bowls.