Yes, today is Wednesday which means it is “home tour day”. I am having to push that off for a few more days since I had a pirate shipwreck in my house this weekend and the clean-up crew (me) is still at work. If you missed it, you can see the Pirate Party in this post. Today I have a simple DIY that will add a splash of color to your kitchen. I always have a stash of bamboo and wooden spoons that I use daily. After I dip painted my garden tools, I got the idea that my wooden kitchen tools would look great with the same treatment. But rather than literally dip them, I did a faux dipped version by using painter’s tape and a brush. You can see my short tutorial below. Alright then. . . I am back to the clean-up crew. Cheers! ~ Lia
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Great idea! Is the latex gloss or semi-gloss?
I use satin usually. Sometimes semi-gloss.
Hi! I’m just viewing this post after seeing on Pinterest and am in love with this simple gift! Where did you buy the wooden utencils in bulk?
I bought mine at a place called Fred Meyer, but they also have them at World Market.
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I like colours in my live, so i love this idea as well.
I live in a rented appartment, i’m the first inhabiter but i could only chose out of boring colours-S
In my old appartment i had painted the kitschen closets myself, but this is an other story, this appartment is a very special type, so the rules here are very strickly to following.-S So i think this will help.
By the way, i have meadow green linoleum on my floor.LOL I love the combi of blue, turquoose and yellow and green. I have read once that colours can help you chance your mood. So my wheels are always in stong colours like bright red and orange and one pink , most people must laught of this . I found it so rare that adult only could chose in boring colours. like black and gray and sometimes the beneat part can be given a funny colour, but often people like those boring colours.
So i have pimped my big wheels that had only a bright yellow colour and all the other parts were gray and black. ugh.
You can buy beautiful prett coloured cars nowedays, so why not in wheels. I had laying around some mexican cothfabric and used it for the upside parts.
It’s a rare view, and most at t he time, i have forgotten that my wheels are looking cheerfull, and don’t understand the long view on me.LOL
So thank you for this briliant idea so i can make my boring very lightly yellow kitschen a tiny bit cheerful ;-D
By the way i love your blog and the tutes you’ve made, thank you for the generousity of sharing and all the effords you have made;-D
I loved your story Jet! You are right colors do change moods so why not pick ones that make you smile. Brilliant!!
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Do you have to hand wash or can they go through the dish washer?
I don’t wash any of my wood in the dishwasher since the heat and intense water expands the fibers and eventually cracks the wood. So, yes, hand washing would be the safest.
I am in a colorblocking addiction phase! Thank you for the great idea 🙂 Quick question, what kind of paint did you use? Wondering if it is safe to mix up with food? Thank you!
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I used an outdoor latex enamel for the heavy duty aspect of the paint. The paint is lead free and I don’t see the handles actually touching food, but it would be up to your comfort level if this is a good project for your kitchen. 🙂
I totally saw this exact set last week, for just a few bucks, and thought really hard about it, then left them (I think I wasn’t sure about the coating, being new to the all-natural lifestyle). But this may be inspiration enough to go back, I think!
Of course I have to ask about the care needed for these. Do you have to wash them any certain way because of the cool, new paint job?
(PS- I’m new to your blog, so have we seen the table that I assume is the beautiful wood finish as that background? We were looking for a pretty wood table, and I’d be curious about yours.)
I prefer the non-coated too, but since I was experimenting with these couldn’t resist the price. I used the same paint for my garden tools which also were finished wood and they are looking great after lots of use this summer. I am letting these spoons dry and set for about a week before I try to wash them. Of course I don’t wash any wood in the dishwasher so these would be hand washed anyway. As far as the background wood. . . it is just a piece I use for photo styling. I have been looking at getting the West Elm Emmerson table because the wood is so pretty. Someday. 🙂
Love how the tools look. We use several of the bamboo/wood tools since we use pans that can’t have metal tools used in them. this will be so pretty for a change. A project for tomorrow. I’m working on painting signs anyway so can paint the handles while sign is drying. Love your blog.
Today I cut out the feather templates and appreciate your feather projects even more. It took me awhile to get them cut out.
Ok yeah I’m a “bit” slower than most bloggers, I’m an old lady, darn eyes and hands don’t want to work together as they used to. I love cutting things out but darned arthritis rares it’s ugly head after few minutes. I just take things in segments. Happy days
Thanks for the note Jane Ellen. The feathers do take a bit of time for me too, but are so worth it. I love that you finding time to craft. 😉
Great “custom” gift idea!
Why didn’t I think of that! lol