Pretty Painted Utensil Project
Photographed by: Isabelle Fexa
Most of us have some wooden spoons lying in a drawer somewhere in the kitchen. So when we saw this simple DIY project online we couldn’t resist injecting fun into everyday objects and making them an accent piece both at the table and around the kitchen.
Once you’ve located your wooden utensils, you’ll need:
- Masking tape
- Acrylic paint
- Paint brushes
- Non-toxic shellac (this is important because even though you won’t be putting the painted bits directly in your food, you wouldn’t want to cook with toxic materials).
The instructions are beyond simple.
Tape the utensils to delineate the cut off point for your colour. Sand down the ends to be sure the paint absorbs properly. Re-tape once the sanding is done to avoid jagged lines. Apply 2-3 coats of colour and let dry. Spray with a coat of shellac (in a well ventilated room) and let dry. Admire your seemingly brand-new kitchen accents with awe and wonder!
We opted for a classic black and white. Then we got funky with some neon pink (which is all the rage these days) and we tried a nice silver because so many of our appliances are stainless steel now, we thought it would provide nice tie-in!
One last note: always wash your new tools by hand, it’ll make the paint last longer!
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