How I Transformed an Old Kitchen Bowl
Do you love a good before and after as much as I do? Over the weekend, I woke up and looked in my kitchen. I haven’t been happy with the decor colors and wanted a quick change, so I quickly came up with a plan. I grabbed my red bowl that I have had for 10 years and decided to freshen it up. We are adding blue accents in our home this year, so I am slowly changing my small decor. This bowl is the centerpiece that sits on our kitchen island.
Here is how I quickly refurbished this bowl in less than an hour:
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First, I dumped all the contents, the candle that didn’t match, and the river rock into a colander and grabbed some Krud Kutter.
If you have never tried Krud Kutter, it is a concentrated cleaner and degreaser that cuts grease, grime, oil and wax quickly. After using it for over a year, I have decided that it is the best product out there. It is so easy to use, because all you do is spray it on, let it sit for a couple minutes, and then wipe it down with a white shop rag.
After I used the degreaser, I went to town on painting with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. I used Annie Sloan chalk paint, but any paint will work. It literally took two coats. I started with the bottom of the bowl, and after it dried, I painted the top of the bowl.
Once it was dry, I used Annie Sloan Clear Wax, and waxed the bowl
Adding Vignette Decor to the Newly Finished Painted Bowl
This was the fun part. The first thing I added was a plant, because I love plants. It looked good, but I wanted to spruce it up a bit, so I added a few new items. I love succulents, so I added one that I found at Joanne Fabric. Then, I added a spring of greenery, and a mini birds nest with 3 little spotted eggs that I found at a local store. Then I added a couple mini clay pots, and a shelf sitter that I make and sell in my ETSY SHOP. This vignette bowl was so much fun to decorate and the sky is the limit on ideas of what you can do.
If you are inspired to repurpose a bowl and decorate it for the upcoming season one, I would LOVE to see it. Please tag me on INSTAGRAM
Please tell me in the comments what you think of my newly repurposed bowl.
Until next time ~H