I have a real love for wooden items. When I saw these adorable color block utensils, I knew I had to give mine a little make-over! It was meant to be! I had the paint and the spoons! It took me all of five minutes!
There’s really not a lot of explanation needed. I used a paint brush ans some all purpose Martha Stewart paint. They’re feeling confident with their new look in their new home. Although, it looks like the whisks and spatulas are avoiding the revamped spoons. (Maybe they’re jealous? I don’t know.)
What have you been pinning and making?
It’s one thing to pin away at a collection of boards on Pinterest, but as a way to make myself get active about what I “say” I’m going to make I thought I’d start a weekly feature on the blog. “Completely Pinteresting” will chronicle all kitchen-based projects I’ve set out to tackle. First up, cloth napkins.
I had such a great time embellishing some cloth napkins this weekend! I planned on sewing up the napkins myself, but I snagged some plain napkins that were on sale. I’ve been pinning away at some design ideas, as I already talked about here. I got some Martha Stewart all purpose paint and got to work.
I made stencils using adhesive stencil sheets where you draw the design and then cut it out with an X-acto knife. It then sticks to your surface, and you can get several uses out of them. Not exactly great for storage/long term use, but it made doing repeated designs much easier. Yes! I used a sponge to apply the paint.
1. Cut a stencil using the art that accompanies the book Printing By Hand (Lena Corwin)
2. Cut triangles based on the art on the front of Anthology Magazine
3. Rectangles created a gingham-ish pattern
And, I also used stencils that have been sitting on the shelf for entirely too long!
1. Stencil Decor 101 (Ed Roth)
2. Martha Stewart ferns
Major tip: Go light with the paint – this way it won’t go through the fabric and give you a stiff, uncomfortable napkin. Yes! Happy stenciling!
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