Were you all wondering what happened to me? I promise I haven't forgotten about blogging, but instead have been very busy working on projects behind the scenes! Of course, that hasn't stopped me from finding time to hit up the Goodwill for my latest Thrifty DIY!
If you're a thrift store regular, I bet you've seen these wood bowls. I think many of them were popular Hawaiian souvenirs back in the 60s? Correct me if I'm wrong! Well, prices can vary but I was able to score these guys for a mere 99 cents a piece!
Although pretty as is, I decided they could benefit from a little more color (I mean, couldn't everything?!). I love the juxtaposition of bare wood with just a pop of bold color. Remember these pom-pom shadow boxes with a similar effect?
Adhesive stencils from Martha Stewart Crafts made it simple to add these intricate lines of patterns. These stencils work awesome on any curved surface. I even used them to decorate Easter eggs last year!
I ran three rows of different patterns down the middle of each bowl. I found that the lighter colors really popped best against the dark wood bowls.
Supplies for Painted Wood Bowls
- Wood bowls from the thrift store
- Martha Stewart adhesive stencils
- Martha Stewart multi-surface craft paint
- Foam brush