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Fabric Covered Plywood
Fabric Covered Cork board In Dining Area
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Gold Home Office Accessories
DIY mini kitchen rolling cart
DIY project; a basket to organize my kitchen counter
A Homemade Mother’s Day Gift for my Mother-in-law
IKEA bar stools spring makeover
Coming up: next DIY projects
DIY personalized birthday mug
DIY and organizing a pantry (part II)
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Dipped Wooden Spoons in paint

Painted wood spoons

 

Good evening everyone,

Hope you are all enjoying your evening, we are good, relaxing in front of the TV while writing this post. My son is now with his grandma, so hubby and I are enjoying some much needed alone time. Meanwhile, I wanted to share with you a small DIY project that is easy to do. We did this project a few weeks ago after browsing online. I’m sure you have all seen this trend of “dipping objects in paint ” every where on the web, so I decided to give it a try by dipping my wooden spoons in white paint to decorate my kitchen. Of course, you know, I can’t take credit for this idea. If I am not mistaken it originated with House of Earnest  , except she painted them with a brush but then I saw this same project else where and they dipped the spoons in paint but couldn’t find the original source.

Let me show you how I did it:

I began by putting painter’s tape around the wood spoons where I wanted the paint to stop in a crisp line, as you can see it didn’t come off as straight as I wanted it to:

Painted wood spoons

 

Dip the handle of the spoon up until the painter’s tape into dipping paint. Then, I had to shake off the excess paint, it took me more than 5 minutes to do this by spoon. Had I known this, I would’ve just paint brushed them. My hubby was helping me with this project, he was bored because I had him hold one of the spoons for 5 minutes while I was taking the pictures:

 Painted wood spoons

Because it takes them so long to dry, we used our chandelier from our dining room and hung them to dry for 3 hours by attaching them with metal wire. Once they’re dry, add food safe shellac to finish them as instructed by the House of Earnest tutorial:

Painted wood spoons

 

After 3 hours of letting them dry, this is how they look. They look better and because most of the accessories in my kitchen are red; there is a nice contrast between the two:

 Painted wood spoons

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  • Cul de Sac says:

    I really like the first picture! bright and a bit vintage looking 🙂 great project Ingrid!

    January 30, 2013 at 8:18 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you Josee! they really turned out well! it’s a nice contrast in the kitchen! (it was long to do: over 3 hours) ha!ha! glad you liked them!

      January 30, 2013 at 8:27 pm
  • Pillows A-La-Mode says:

    How pretty!!!

    January 30, 2013 at 9:56 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Katherine! so glad you like them!

      January 30, 2013 at 10:50 pm
  • The Porto Bellas says:

    Really like this idea… Thanks for sharing!:)
    -JulieC

    January 31, 2013 at 7:47 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you Julie! when I first saw this online I knew I wanted to do recreate it! thanks!

      January 31, 2013 at 12:00 pm
  • ourlifeinaction says:

    Those look so cute Ingrid! And the pictures are so bright – I love them!

    January 31, 2013 at 11:21 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much! 🙂 I took so many pictures, it was difficult because of the sunlight but I like how they turned out! glad you liked them too!

      January 31, 2013 at 12:01 pm
  • mtetar says:

    They turned out really nice, and I like them. Thanks for sharing the DIY. http://projectsbyMyetar.wordpress.com

    January 31, 2013 at 2:43 pm
  • now at home mom says:

    Thank you very much Mtetar! hope you are having a great afternoon!

    January 31, 2013 at 2:46 pm
  • thethingaboutjoan says:

    Lovely — and they would be great gifts too, I think. The best rolling pin I owned had enamel handles that were striped. It was ancient when I bought it from a garage sale, and it finally gave out 10 years after I bought it. But it was so cheery that I wished for another one — might try your technique to see if I can match it! Thanks for sharing!

    February 1, 2013 at 11:02 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Hi Joan, yes it’s true, they would make perfect gifts; I was going to do this project for my mom in Christmas and then forgot about it! As for the handles of a rolling pin; wow, yes, it is a great idea, I never thought of it! I hope you try this but if you do, I recommend you try it with craft paint and a medium sized brush and then leave it to dry for at least 2 to 3 hours! , please let me know if you try it , I would love to know how it went!

      February 4, 2013 at 1:14 pm
  • little poppits says:

    cool idea. xx

    February 1, 2013 at 12:55 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you! It is cool! glad I tried it!

      February 4, 2013 at 1:07 pm
  • petit4chocolatier says:

    I love this! So creative 🙂

    February 1, 2013 at 8:38 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thanks Judy! I’m glad you loved it! I like how they look in the kitchen too!

      February 4, 2013 at 1:08 pm
  • thethinkingcloset says:

    I’ve had my eye on a project like this from one of my Pinterest pins…but I absolutely love the way yours turned out. The photo of them drying, suspended in the air, is my favorite. Makes me think you could end up with a cool piece of art from the paper resting below them (with all of the drips). Great work, Ingrid!

    February 6, 2013 at 11:54 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you Lauren! you have a great idea there, too bad I didn’t keep the paper but if I ever do something similar I will try to remember this! thanks again!

      February 7, 2013 at 11:27 am
  • Leah says:

    Awesome! I’ve seen projects like this all over Pinterest too. I’m glad I read your post though because I think I’ll just go with painting over dipping – thanks for sharing your experience!

    February 7, 2013 at 1:38 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you Leah! yes, I do regret dipping them but if I do more of these, like you I will paint them with craft paint instead ; much easier and it would take less time too! Now, I’m considering painting our knives tray, maybe, we will see!

      February 7, 2013 at 1:56 pm
  • Rue du chat qui peche says:

    What a gorgeous blog!

    I love this idea! Such a simple idea and it would make a great activity or the cold easter weather we are having.
    Check out a similar post of mine that might give you more ideas…

    http://rueduchatquipeche.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/diy-how-to-dip-dye-cutlery.html
    Xoxo

    March 17, 2013 at 4:03 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much and thank you for stopping by too! 🙂 I love these simple ideas, so easy to make and I checked your blog as well, thank you, love the post and blog for ideas! 🙂 Enjoy your weekend!

      March 17, 2013 at 7:58 am

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