DIY: Painted Kitchenware

Good Morning! It's another dreary morning here in the Northeast, but I thought that we could brighten it up with a little pop of color for your kitchen! I originally found this idea over at House of Earnest, and as soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to try it myself!

To make these, I picked up some wooden utensils at Bed Bath and Beyond (for under $5!), shellac spray at Lowe's (for under $10!) and used acrylic paint, a paintbrush and painter's tape that I already had at home.

First, I taped off where I wanted each painting line to be. You can make yours longer, but I wanted to be able to grip more wood than paint, so I only painted the top half of each handle.

Then, I painted each piece, setting it to dry and then painting a second coat once the first had dried.

After everything was dry, I took my kitchenware outside, and sprayed the shellac spray over the painted parts of each piece to create a nice glossy look.

I absolutely love this pop of color in our kitchen and it was such an easy project! I can't wait to use our new salad tongs (green) and the rest of the new pieces as I cook through this Spring and Summer! 

As with all wooden utensils, these should be handwashed, and if at time paint was to chip, it can always be easily re-touched and re-sprayed. I think this is a great addition to any kitchen and would work well as a bridal shower or housewarming present!


PS. I'm linking up to parties at DIY by Design, Handy Man Crafty Woman, seven thirty three, Sugar and Dots, Someday CraftsThe Thrifty Home, Made In a DayIt's a Blog Party and Thrifty Decorating! Head on over to check out some other awesome projects!



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