This is a $2 salad bowl from IKEA.
After cleaning the bowl, I apply a coat of sealer and place the napkin on the sealer. I use my fingers to smooth out the wrinkles in the napkin. Then I apply another coat of sealer over the napkin. This is followed by several coats of white chalk paint and several coats of metallic bronze paint. The trim is made using hot glue and silicone molds.
Let me know what you think
It’s lovely, do you just fill the moulds with hot glue and then paint it?
Neat project. How does the napkin print show through the layers of chalk paint? And what use do you put the bowl to afterwords? Simply decor or can it be used for food?
pretty! such a neat job on the napkin. looks super smooth.
I am in awe that you got the napkin that smooth! Looks amazing. No one would ever know that was an Ikea bowl originally.
Yes. Hot glue takes chalk paint very well. With this metallic paint, it is best to use a primer firsf.
The napkin is placed on the outside facing inwards. All paint is on the outside and on the back of the design. After it is sealed, it can be wiped with a damp cloth. There are sealers that are more resistant to water, but even my bowl can be used for food.
This is really cool! And very pretty.
Ohhh so it was a clear glass bowl! I didn’t realize that. That makes much more sense. Thanks for explaining, it’s a really neat project.
Oh! I thought it was one of the white bowls too. This makes it even neater!