Today, we thought we’d drop in with a fun little project I decided to knock out this week. I was in Publix the other day, when I saw a few of these little wooden spoons on the aisle in a packet for 2 whopping dollars. So I scooped a few of them up, and took them home.
I love the look of wooden accessories in a kitchen. I think it looks so fun, and wanted to put my own twist on some.
I stained each one with a coat of stain (which really worked out quite prettily in subtle ways on each one) and when it was dry…
Added little stripes to the handles. I used varying widths of brushes + colors, and then simply added paint. The handle was so narrow, it was fairly easy to stay straight. Basically just hold your brush steady and rotate the spoon as you go.
The colors were something we already had sitting in our garage. I’m an amateur paint collector. People regularly pay admission to see our bent up paint cans and old discarded brushes. True story.
Here’s the colors we used: Martha Stewart’s Gold Liquid Gilding, Benjamin Moore’s: Silver Song, Down Pour Blue, Once Upon a Time + Million Dollar Baby. For the stain: Minwax’s Early American. Tada! Some super fun spoons.
They sit oh so prettily on my countertop like a little instacollection! And I leave my real wooden spoon uncontaminated for the good stuff. Like my mom’s homemade lasagne and brownies. ;} MMMM.