Wednesday, April 18, 2012

DIY - Painted Wooden Spoons

I was inspired by Lakeitha to paint some wooden spoons.

I needed some new spoons, and her painted ones were so cute I had to make myself a set.  I picked up this set at Target, but if you're lucky enough to live close to an Ikea you can purchase an entire wooden utensil set for $.49 like Lakeitha did.  My Ikea is almost 2 hours away so off Target I went.  

This was such a simple project.  I used some of the left over grey chalk paint, taped with masking tape around the top, and then painted 2 coats with a small craft brush.  

Regular painters tape wouldn't stick but masking tape did the trick.

When the paint was dry I took the tape off and used a little gold rub n' buff around the top.  I just used my finger to rub it on in a very non-perfect kind of way. 

I let that dry overnight and followed with 2 coats of poly the next day. 

And now I have pretty new spoons!  

I love them in my glass hurricane. 

Thanks so much Lakeitha for the inspiration!  

Have you painted any wooden spoons/utensils?  Wouldn't these make a great hostess gift?

*Linking up at Centsational Girl's Favorite Kitchen Gadgets Link Party!  These are my new favorite kitchen utensils so they totally count right?!


  1. Ackkk!!!! Yours look better than mine!! I love that you added gold aorund the top! I used mine for the first time as salad spoons during my book club meeting.

    Thanks so much for the mention. Now I need to grab another set to add gold to;)

  2. These are so darn cute. I love your photos of them, too. I wish I had picked some up from Ikea when I was there.

  3. these are so cute! your colors are so you! i did a set for emmy's birthday in pink, aqua, and red because she loves those colors and loves to help in the kitchen. :)

  4. So lovely! The band of gold is genius.

  5. Oh they totally count! I adore that pop of gold and you have the most stylish wooden spoons in the land! Thanks for linking up to the party !

  6. LOVE this idea! I do have two questions, though: Do you actually use them and if you do, how do you clean them?? My wooden spoons are already so stained!

  7. Oh my gosh these are precious, Carmel! I just saw some fun "dipped" spoons over on Look Linger Love the other day and I was drooling... and now I could DIY them... dangerous : ) And yes, PERFECT for hostess gifts! Fabulous project.

  8. really cute! an fyi: i stained one of my wooden spoons and now the handle gets so hot i can barely use it. i hope it's different with paint. :0)

  9. LOVE! I can hardly wait to get home today to do this project!! What an unexpected pop!

  10. These are seriously darling. I love how simple it is! The gold stripe is perfect!!


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