As I was writing a post last week and my mind started drifting and so did my mouse. All of the sudden I found my self on a blog looking at a diy project. Like I need to be looking at any more of those. My list of projects keeps growing and so does the mound of supplies all over the house. Every time I come up with a new project idea my hubby reminds me of the pile of stuff and the long list I’ve already got.
So what did I do? In a fit of inspiration I started a new project and I did it while he wasn’t home, of course. Yes I know I should be working on our master bedroom, the mood board I created a few weeks ago is sitting there just gathering dust. But I just had to do this project, the balance of the universe depended on it.
Ok, enough rambling I’ll get on with it now. I’ve been seeing a lot of hand dipped decor lately and had actually bought some paint about a month ago to try my hand at it. And of course I hadn’t gotten to it. But when I ran into these painted wooden spoons by Tanya from Dans Le Townhouse, it was like a perfect storm.
I had gotten some cooking goodies last month from my sis in law for my b-bay. And they just happened to be the exact colors of the paint that I had bought. So I took it a sign to proceed.
Color Dipped Wooden Spoons
I taped off the section that I was going to paint and started off by sanding the industrial strength clear coat they had. I’ve had these spoons for years and it still hasn’t rubbed off, that can’t be good. I only sanded up to the tape. Maybe I should have sanded the whole thing, but it was a lot of spoons and I hate sanding.
I gave each spoon two coats of the acrylic paint. Since these are cheap acrylic paints, I did a test under the water to see if it would rub. And of course it did. So I gave it a couple of light coats of clear semi gloss enamel spray paint. I would have rather left them matte but that’s what I had. Besides, I think I actually like the little bit of sheen better.
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