Recently on Instagram, I shared a quick and simple craft project – a whitewashed wood bowl. I updated a wooden bowl I’ve had for years. It was a simple project that made a big difference, and it was FREE! I actually got lots of questions about it, so I’m back on the blog to share the simple tutorial. (post contains affiliate links, see disclosure)
I was inspired by this whitewashed wood bowl from McGee & Co and almost bought it before I remembered I already had a wood bowl. My bowl was a little too yellow for my liking, so whitewashing it seemed like an easy way to bring it back to life. This is a simple tutorial that can be used to whitewash almost anything with just a few supplies around the house.
DIY WHITEWASHED WOOD BOWL
- white craft paint
- paper towel
- mix white paint and water – I used lots of water and very little paint. Probably 90% water and 10% paint and just mixed them on a paper plate. You do not need much at all, it goes a long way.
- use the paintbrush to start brushing on the mixture, and if you get too much in one spot, use a paper towel to wipe it off
I started inside first and made my way around the bowl. It was a quick project that only took about 10 minutes, but made such a difference. I used what I had already, gave it a new life, and now it looks perfect in our dining room for fall. I bought the bowl years ago from Marshall’s, but I continue to see bowls like this at Home Goods every year.
A few weeks ago I shared a design board for a modern traditional dining room that I had created. I originally created the design because I LOVE these dining chairs. But, I ended up loving the design so much, that I wanted to update our dining room too. Luckily, I was able to snag one of the dining chairs during a sale and I’m waiting on another sale for the second chair. I’m glad I only purchased one at first because there is no way six of these chairs will fit comfortably around our table. I also ordered a bench that matches our table and can’t wait to see it all come together!