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Jul 16, 2012

Stripe-Painted Wooden Utensils

I managed to fit in a small project this weekend between re-painting the bathroom that I hadn't even shown you yet (oh yes I did!), going out for dinner with my sister, and shopping & cooking in preparation for today's start of the Whole30 (more about that later in the week.)

I picked up some inexpensive wooden mixing spoons at Walmart last week and decided to paint them to match our kitchen.

Stripe Painted Wooden Utensils

First I wrapped some painters tape around the handles at the height I wanted the paint to stop. (Don't worry about that grungy background - it's a bench my father-in-law used to use to store his paint cans on.) I then gave each handle two coats of BM Ranchwood, left over from painting the main floor in January.

After each coat, I suspended them from a crate that had holes in it so that they weren't touching anything and any excess paint could drip off into a container below.

Stripe Painted Wooden Utensils

You could also just dip them in the paint, but I found the paint too thick and it wasn't dripping off fast enough for me. Maybe if it was watered down it would be better.

Once they were completely dry, I removed the tape and applied new tape further down the handle. Because I started out dipping them, I had planned to dip in Ranchwood, dip in white, and then dip in Ranchwood again, moving the tape each time. But since I was brushing it on I just applied tape above and below where I wanted the white to be and then painted in the middle. Does that make sense?

I left them to dry again, and then peeled off the tape.

Stripe Painted Wooden Utensils

The edges of each coat were a bit rough so I sanded them gently with a sanding sponge and there you go! Funky little utensils that are cute AND functional. We are planning on putting up a white beadboard backsplash so that will tie in with the white. I like how crisp and summery they look and they took almost no time at all.

Stripe Painted Wooden Utensils

Stripe Painted Wooden Utensils

Stripe Painted Wooden Utensils



Oh! I forgot to mention that I am going to spray them with a clear-coat (just the painted parts) to keep the paint from washing off.


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I'm linking up here this week!



62 comments:

Vivian Diaz said...

This is such a neat idea! Visiting you from Polly Want a Crafter.

Tamsyn - Max & Me said...

I've been thinking about doing some paint dipped kitchen utensils for a while. I hadn't though about doing a two tone look though. I love this!! Thanks for the inspiration :)

Danielle said...

Oh what a great idea! I have been thinking about doing something like this for a while after I saw it on Pinterest but haven't yet. Easy but adds so much detail!!

Found you through the link up!!

Danielle...
http://bellaella2121.blogspot.com

Amanda said...

These look great! I saw some painted utensils at Target for like $6 each--who pays that much for that!?! And you can even personalize them to match your kitchen!

Jennifer Dawn Oliver Shelton said...

Those look great!  What a perfect housewarming gift idea!

Thanks for sharing!

Shauna Oberg said...

I've seen this look on Pinterest and I thought it was adorable. Definitely a great way to add personality to your kitchen!

Britta Gevas said...

This looks really cute- I love it. I just might have to try....

TheHandmadeHouse.net

Dawn Burgess said...

So cute, I can't wait to try it. A really easy way to spice up boring utensils!

I wanted to let you know I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award, to learn more information check out my post at:http://twenty63.blogspot.com/2012/07/who-me.html

Dawn :)

Stringtownhome said...

I love this post - I love anything that has to do with repurposing things I already have!! :)   Would love for you to join in on our Christmas in July!!

Have a great (rest of the) week!
-Heather
stringtown home

Verymerryvintagestyle said...

Very cute idea! Thanks for linking to STL Wednesday!
Mary

Britni @ Hubby Made Me said...

Those are so pretty! I LOVE the color combination! I've seen stuff painted with just one color, but haven't seen them like this before!! So creative. I'm so pinning this! I would love for you to come share your ideas at my little link party that's just getting started {Throwback Thursday}! It starts tonight at midnight if you're interested :) 

Emily @ Sweetbellaroos said...

This would be such a cute gift! Attach to an apron or something for a housewarming.  Would love for you to link up at my Pin It Thursday party http://www.sweetbellaroos.com/2012/07/19/pin-it-thursday3/

Mary Smith said...

That's an excellent idea!  My hubby was just asking for more wooden utensils (he makes oatmeal every morning) So I guess I'll have to but more and decorate them.
Just hopped over from Embracing Change!

Ca4ole said...

Great result.  I found this through Thriving on Thursdays.  I have linked in a salad with leftover lamb.  Have a great week.

Natasha SerenityYou said...

what a simple idea, but with amazing results"! love it!!

would love it if you could share them on my linky party that runs from Saturday till Thursday @ www.serenityyou.blogspot.com

Meet Make Laugh said...

This is a really great project! I really like how simple and elegant it looks. Thanks for sharing!

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

Simple yet it looks so lovely!
Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

Hani Shabbir said...

Love the simplicity of this idea.. Pinning it. Thanks for linking up and have a nice weekend

Rachel said...

This is such a good idea! What a simple way to add some style to your kitchen. Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.
Rachel
adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

Crystelle Boutique said...

SUPER cute!!!
Well done!!!

www.cateringxpress.co.uk said...

painted utensils give attractive and unique look to your utensils. This really going to change the surrounding of your kitchen. Painted utensils look impressive and give you a standard of living.

Laura @ mrsinthemaking.net said...

Found you from Sundae Scoop... thanks for sharing!  SO cool!!! I have seen several of these on pinterest but had not made them because I was worried they would not be washable and that would just defeat the purpose of a mixing spoon now wouldn't it?  anywho, I hadn't thought of spraying it with a clear coat.  So smart!

Nicole@Show Off Friday said...

Those look so good and it's really simple too! Thank you for sharing and have a great Sunday!

AmieAnn said...

What a great way to dress up simple serving spoons! Love the stripes. Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party.
xoxo
Amie @ Pinkapotamus

Kathryn Griffinn said...

What a cute idea!  I should do that!  Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House.  Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday.  Toodles, Kathryn at TheDedicatedHouse

Leanne said...

I love painted utensils! I've been wanting to try this. Thanks for the inspiration and for linking to the Home Decor and Organizing Link Party. I'm featuring this in a post today on my blog. 

Cathy said...

I love how you painted your utensils, never thought of that!  You gave me the inspiration to do some of mine, like how yours looks, and very creative on your part!  So glad you shared your creative inspiration with Sunday's Best - you helped to make it a great partay!

Sarah King said...

Such an easy craft project but I think it's perfect to add a little spice to your kitchen. 

If you get a chance come link up your tutorial at my Pin Party.

http://www.sarahdawndesigns.blogspot.com/2012/07/pintastic-monday-link-party-1.html

Ashlee Prisbrey said...

I love it!  I'm featuring your beautiful painted utensils on Topsy Turvy Tuesdays this week!  Thanks for linking up.

Mrs. Delightful said...

These are too cute. I would love for you to link up to my Linky Party via: http://ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com/2012/07/live-show-me-what-you-got-linky-party-24.html
 
Mrs. Delightful
www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

Stacey said...

Featured you!
Stacey of Embracing Change

A76candoit said...

What a great idea! I'm already thinking of some neon utensils for my kitchen :)
xox

Britni @ Hubby Made Me said...

Just stopping by to say thanks for sharing this at my Throwback Thursday party! Hope to see you again this week!!

Lauren said...

THose look great! Thank you for sharing at our Pinteresting Party.

BarbSteadman said...

Thank you!

BarbSteadman said...

Thank you for hosting!

BarbSteadman said...

Neon would be fun!

BarbSteadman said...

Thanks Stacey!

BarbSteadman said...

Thank you!

BarbSteadman said...

Thanks Ashlee!

BarbSteadman said...

Thanks!

BarbSteadman said...

Thank you!

BarbSteadman said...

Thanks Leanne!

BarbSteadman said...

Thanks!

BarbSteadman said...

Thanks!

BarbSteadman said...

Thanks!

BarbSteadman said...

Thanks!

BarbSteadman said...

Thank you! They were even easier than I thought they'd be.

BarbSteadman said...

Thank you!

BarbSteadman said...

Plain ones are so cheap - you could buy quite a few and fancy them up!

BarbSteadman said...

That sounds like a perfect gift!

BarbSteadman said...

Thanks, I will!

BarbSteadman said...

Thank you!

BarbSteadman said...

Thanks!

BarbSteadman said...

Thanks Dawn! That's awesome!

BarbSteadman said...

I can't believe how easy it was!

BarbSteadman said...

Thank you!

BarbSteadman said...

Exactly - I'm too cheap myself!

BarbSteadman said...

Thanks!

BarbSteadman said...

It was so easy - you have to try it!

BarbSteadman said...

Thanks!

Michelle said...

The utensils look great. Do you have any good tips for where to find good paint and clear-coat that is both non-toxic and food-safe?