Sunday's do tend to be the best day to get crafty and yesterday I tried out a fun idea I've been playing with for a while. By now everyone is surely well aware of my tendency to paint everything in sight and this week it was the wooden utensils' turn. There's nothing wrong with rocking a wooden spoon as is but my main issue with your run of the mill kitchenwares is that they just aren't awesome enough. And it just so happens that tonight I'm going to visit my darling friend Clementine in her new pad so I thought I could kill multiple birds with the one crafty stone and make it her housewarming gift. Here's how it went down.
What you need
- Some stock standard wooden utensils - I got mine for $3 each from Coles
- Sticky tape
- Paint! I use house paint because it's great quality and goes on nice and smoothly. I got sample pots of Porters Paints for $5.75 each in Sea Explorer, Birthday Candle and Antique White USA.
Now do this
- Tape a border where you want to paint to so that you get a nice crisp line, then paint the base colour and allow to dry. Give it a couple of coats.
- Tape up a pattern. As you may know, I love arrows and a good way to get a clean right angle is to cross over two pieces of tape before you stick it to the utensil. You can then trim the tape that overlaps and voila! Press the tape down firmly to ensure no paint gets into any sneaky air bubbles.
- Paint over the top of your tape and allow to dry completely. Again, two coats is ideal, but allow the first to dry before you do the second, and try to leave the tape completely intact and in place for both coats.
- Remove tape and you're done! Congratulations, you are now the coolest kid in the kitchen!