I’ve been working on some updates in my kitchen, and I’m excited to share these colorful painted bamboo spoons and chalkboard kitchen accessories. I made them using some really fun supplies I received from Plaid. I am thrilled with how they came out, and I love the fresh look and pops of color in my kitchen!
The box I received had so many fun things: colorful paint, stencils, Mod Podge, chalkboard paint (my fave!), and new brushes and applicators. It also had a gift card to Walmart, to shop for a surface to update with my new supplies.
So I got up early on Saturday morning, and headed to Walmart. I cruised the store and found some fun and affordable bamboo kitchen accessories. Perfect!
I came home with two bamboo cutting boards, ten (!) bamboo spoons and a new utensil holder. All of this came in right at $25.
Ok, let’s get ready to paint some bamboo!
Plaid Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint
Plaid Chalkboard Paint
Small paint brush
Foam applicator set
Fine grit sanding block
Chalk, chalk ink pen (optional)
Bamboo wooden spoons, cutting boards, utensil holder
Chalkboard Cutting Boards and Utensil Holders
Step One: Use painter’s tape to define the area you want to paint.
Step Two: Use the rolling foam applicator from Plaid that screws onto the bottle to roll the paint on. Let chalkboard paint dry between coats. I rolled on three coats.
Step Three: Carefully, remove painter’s tape while paint is still wet to get a nice crisp paint line.
Step Four: Let chalkboard paint dry overnight before using. Lightly rub chalk over chalkboard surface to condition, wipe off with damp towel. Write your message using chalk or chalk ink markers.
I also taped off my utensil holder and rolled on three coats as well. To get really clean, straight lines, avoid rolling into the edge of your tape. This will push the paint under the edge of the tape. Start on the tape, and roll half way down so you don’t run into the next piece of tape. You can see in this picture that I rolled the paint on vertically, not side to side, which can also push paint under the tape. Chalkboard paint adheres really well, so I choose not to sand these pieces prior to painting.
Painted Bamboo Spoons
Step One: Tape off the area to paint with painter’s tape.
Step Two: Use a fine grit sanding block to lightly sand the area you will be painting. Sand in the direction of the wood grain. Wipe sanded area with damp paper towel or baby wipe to clean.
Step Three: Use a flat paint brush and brush on several coats. Let each coat dry before adding another.
Step Four: Remove painter’s tape while paint is still wet. Allow paint to dry. I used cups to stand my spoons up in while drying.
Plaid Apple Barrel and Chalkboard paint is water based and non-toxic, so I feel safe using it on my kitchen spoons and cutting boards. I don’t plan to have the painted area touch food if I can help it, that way they will stay pretty for a long time. I’ll also wash them with warm water and mild soap.
I plan on using my new chalkboard cutting boards as serving trays at parties and family get togethers. I think they will be fun to use as a cheese board and write the types of cheese on it, or for other appetizers, just write a general fun message like enjoy! or yum! I love these so much! The Plaid chalkboard paint went on so smoothly, and I used chalk ink markers to write on them. I’m in love! I’ve made homemade chalkboard paint before, and this is so much nicer! It’s like a real store bought chalkboard. Smooth and shiny!
I am also in love with my colored spoons! The Plaid Apple Barrel acrylic paint covers so well, and the colors are bold and beautiful. For the lighter green spoons, I mixed the yellow paint and the green paint together to come up with my own color. The pack of 5 spoons was under five dollars, so they would make a cute and affordable bridal shower or hostess gift. Pair them with some new dish towels or a new cookbook, so cute!
My little guy wanted to show you one more way you can use the spoons!
The Plaid craft supplies, and the surfaces I used are all available at Walmart. I really appreciate being able to shop at just one place for a project, especially when I have my kiddos with me!
You can find more inspiration and projects here:
Plaid Crafts on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/plaidcrafts
Plaid on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/InspiredByPlaid
Plaid on Twitter: http://twitter.com/plaidcrafts/
Wal-mart Crafts on Pinterest http://pinterest.com/walmart/
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