Dipped wooden spoons in paint

I wanted to share with you a small DIY project that is easy to do. We did this project a few weeks ago after browsing online. I’m sure you have all seen this trend of “dipping objects in paint ” every where on the web, so I decided to give it a try by dipping my wooden spoons in white paint to decorate my kitchen.

Of course, you know, I can’t take credit for this idea. If I am not mistaken it originated with House of Earnest, except she painted them with a brush but then I saw this same project else where and they dipped the spoons in paint but couldn’t find the original source.

Let me show you how I did it:

I began by putting painter’s tape around the wood spoons where I wanted the paint to stop in a crisp line, as you can see it didn’t come off as straight as I wanted it to:

Dipped wooden spoons in paint

Dip the handle of the spoon up until the painter’s tape into dipping paint. Then, I had to shake off the excess paint, it took me more than 5 minutes to do this by spoon. Had I known this, I would’ve just paint brushed them. My hubby was helping me with this project, he was bored because I had him hold one of the spoons for 5 minutes while I was taking the pictures:

 Dipped wooden spoons in paint

Because it takes them so long to dry, we used our chandelier from our dining room and hung them to dry for 3 hours by attaching them with metal wire. Once they’re dry, add food safe shellac to finish them as instructed by the House of Earnest tutorial:

Dipped wooden spoons in paint

After 3 hours of letting them dry, this is how they look. They look better and because most of the accessories in my kitchen are red; there is a nice contrast between the two:

 Dipped wooden spoons in paint

Dipped wooden spoons in paint

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