Sunday, March 28, 2010

Decorative Bowls

Here is a super quick, cheap and easy project. I think the thing that took the longest was waiting for the paint to dry....and even in that case, I'm so impatient I can't wait 10 minutes for it to dry. And on that note, I absolutely hate when I have to do another coat...and yet another coat. I think that's why me and white paint have a love-hate relationship. It always turns out beautiful....but it takes stinkin' forever to get there...'know what I mean?

Anyway. I'm sure you thrifty girls see these kind of things all the time at the thrift store:

They are fine by themselves, I guess, but together....they are Beautiful and Wonderful and will actually find a place in your house.

Cute Bowls from thrifted bowels and candle stands!
Just spray paint the two pieces to your hearts desire, and superglue the candle stand to the bottom of the bowl. Its just as easy as that. Told ya'. (unless you want to try the stenciling, that'll take your patience Right Out the door)

And here's another one (just in case you need a little more inspiration)

This is half a before picture because the plate I was going to use is no longer with us. It met its demise while I was scrubbing the darn thing...yep, split right in two. But it was for the best, because then I found something better :)

Cute Bowls from thrifted bowels and candle stands!
An awesomely large bowl for $1!!!

I did the same steps as above...spray painted, attached the stand:

Cute Bowls from thrifted bowels and candle stands!
Added a little old world charm:

Cute Bowls from thrifted bowels and candle stands!
And voila!
Cute Bowls from thrifted bowels and candle stands!

I'm already on to making cake stands using this same method. Its just so easy and super cheap. Both decorative bowls cost me only $2 to do. Can't beat that.

Happy Creating!!!

10 comments:

  1. Alica, I discovered your blog over the weekend then spent ages reading it, when I should have been doing other things lol. You have given me some great ideas. I saw a wooden bowl exactly like the one in the top photo in the op shop the other day. I even picked it up but unfortunately put it back down Im going back to see if it's still there. I love what you have done with the bowls, they look fantastic. Thanks
    Jackie

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  2. These are amazing!!! What great ideas! I'll be looking for some cool candle holders like that next time I go to the thrift store!

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  3. I LOVE these ideas! I see these bowls and candle holders all the time at my local thrift stores!! Next time I'll for sure pick them up and give this a try!!
    Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm excited to look around yours!!

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  4. Alicia,
    Just discovered your blog today and LOVE IT!!! I'll be featuring these fabulous bowls on Ucreate today. Thank you!

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  5. so creative. thanks so much for sharing!

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  6. Love them both! I do see this stuff at the thrift store a lot and my initial thought is always, "I don't need any more candle stands". Ha, now I know what to do! :)

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  7. cool! what do you do about the little spike thing in the middle if some of the candle holders?

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