Wood, wood, everywhere! So what’s a girl to do?? I’ll tell you what. Break out a can of spray paint, tape, and some glitzy gold paint and get to work.
The first step is deciding how much of the bowl you want to leave natural and how much you want to paint. For aesthetics, it’s best not to make it 50/50. In my case, I wanted just a little less ‘painted’ than natural. Tape where you want the paint to end and cover the part of the bowl (I used newspaper. Sorry, no photos of that) that you want to remain natural. For this bowl I used a high gloss paint, which I think works best, but it’s a personal choice. Spray one thin coat, let dry and repeat.
After letting it dry, I decided how wide I wanted my stripe to be and taped accordingly. It’s hard to mess this up, so just eyeball it.
I sprayed the entire side of the bowl, front and back, in the first step, but decided not to extend the stripe all the way around the back. Again, up to you, but I’m a bit lazy sometimes 🙂
Well, I guess I’m not THAT lazy, because I couldn’t stop at just one stripe. After letting the first one dry, I did a couple more. The possible configurations are almost endless. I put a coat of MMS ‘Tough Coat’ on as a last step, but that’s totally optional.
I got these orbs a couple of years ago at Pier1, and they’re so versatile! I heard they may be going out of business, but I hope that’s just a rumor. I was in their store last week and it certainly didn’t look like a place that was in financial trouble. So much eye candy!
In other news…
I hope you’re not sick of hearing about the hallway, because I’ve got one more set of pics to show you. I painted the doors, but before we get to that here’s a shot I found of the hallway from around 4 years ago, before we lived here full time. Pretty basic, huh?
Doesn’t it look like that painting is of snow shoes? It’s just the reflection from across the hall.
I ran out of the ASCP so I used some Milk Paint. The colors were Linen, Ironstone and a touch of Marzipan. The doors still looked a little stark to me so I waxed them with a tinted wax that I had from the kitchen project which was clear wax mixed with Old Ochre and thinned out a bit with water.
You see the green shelves? These are actually vertical shelves that I placed sideways, painted and wrote a post about it called ‘styling tips for console tables’ a couple of years ago. I placed the wooden bowl on the shelves initially but now it’s in the living room.
A friend commented that the lighter color on the walls made our ceiling look higher, and even though we’ve always had the small window there, she had never noticed it before, but now she noticed it right away.
This is SUCH a difficult area to photograph, but trust me, it looks great!
The vent cover was black, which I thought would be fine since we have some black accents, but a vent in a room is like my muffin top…I know it’s there but it’s not exactly a feature I want to show off, so I spray painted it white.
Ideally I would have liked a softer white but it is what it is and I’m ok with it.
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