Upcycled Wooden Bowls

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I went thrift store shopping last week and I found a set of wooden bowls for $6.00. The shape of these bowls is what interested me, so I decided to buy them.  I wanted to update them a little because to be honest, they reminded me of the wooden bowls, spoons, and other knick-knacks my relatives would bring us from the Philippines… maybe that’s why I was drawn to them.  Although I have fond memories of those souvenirs, they don’t exactly fit my style today.  Here is how I made my upcycled wooden bowls.

Here are the bowls before.

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Although this craft project is self-explanatory, I did want to mention that because of the type of paint I chose, they are still washable and easy to care for and even dishwasher safe!  So, with that said, the materials you need are:

I wanted to keep the inside and the rim of the bowl wood, and the outside of the bowl white, a classic modern color. I first painted carefully around the edges.

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I painted three coats total, allowing the paint to dry for an hour in between coats.

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The craft paint instructions indicate that the paint is weather proof. It is good for indoor and outdoor use and cures in about 21 days.  You can also do a top rack dish wash…which is fantastic!

I plan on using these bowls for entertaining.  Here are a few after photos.

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11 Comments

    1. Yes! What’s great about this paint is that after curing it for 21 days, you can wash the bowls on the top rack of the dishwasher. You can hand wash in the meantime. I hope you try it out!

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