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Easily add some flair to a worn thrift store find.
This is an easy way to refresh a dated or slightly damaged thrift store wooden bowl or wooden spoons.

Posted by Denise from North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada • Published See Denise's 10 projects »
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  • How to make a recycled bowl. Refreshing Thrift Store Home Decor - Step 1
    Step 1

    First prep the surface of your thrift store find by sanding lightly. This is to help adhere the paint.

    Once sanded, wipe the dust off of the surface and start painting the surface with paint. I would use acrylic in a bright colour.

  • How to make a recycled bowl. Refreshing Thrift Store Home Decor - Step 2
    Step 2

    Add 2-3 coats of acrylic paint to the surface. For this DIY, I would only paint the outside of the bowl. Allow to dry.

  • How to make a recycled bowl. Refreshing Thrift Store Home Decor - Step 3
    Step 3

    If necessary, clean the edges gently with either a wet cloth or sandpaper.

  • How to make a recycled bowl. Refreshing Thrift Store Home Decor - Step 4
    Step 4

    After the paint is at opacity you want, allow to dry.

  • How to make a recycled bowl. Refreshing Thrift Store Home Decor - Step 5
    Step 5

    Add 2-3 coats of Mod Podge to the dry surface. Allow to dry between coats.

  • How to make a recycled bowl. Refreshing Thrift Store Home Decor - Step 6
    Step 6

    Now you're done!

  • How to make a recycled bowl. Refreshing Thrift Store Home Decor - Step 7
    Step 7

    Try this DIY on other thrift store treasures.

  • How to make a recycled bowl. Refreshing Thrift Store Home Decor - Step 8
    Step 8

    Even wooden salad spoons. When updating items that will touch food use Beeswax to seal the paint.

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