Friday, March 9, 2012

Surprise Friday!

All, I know it's been a while since I've posted anything other than Hunted::Gathered posts. Well, I have a couple of things to share with you today.

To start I'd like to share an ad that I've been obsessed with lately. It cracks me up every single time I watch it and it reminds me of some of my youthful South Beach clubbing (I'm originally from Miami).

I must have missed it when it played during the Superbowl. Oh wait, I didn't watch the Superbowl but I did catch the half-time show.

Now for the real reason that I'm posting. I don't know about your local thrift stores but in mine there is always an abundance of wooden trays and bowls. Sometimes they are made of teak, sometimes out of walnut and most oftentimes they are monkey-pod. While I'm not tempted to get the monkey-pod pieces it is difficult for me to turn away some teak pieces. All of you know by now that I love just about anything teak but too much teak can result in, well, too much teak.

I had an idea a very very long time ago to paint some of these pieces. My very first piece turned out to be a disaster. It looked so bad that I never mentioned nor was I ever going to share it. It haunted me on my desk as yet another unfinished project, until now that is!

The motivation to continue with that project came from a visit to a somewhat local antique shop. I saw a tray similar to the one below and it was painted and I thought it looked great.

I figure that whether or not I decide to sell this guy I can always use it for styling.

Since I also had a bowl at home I couldn't help but paint that one too. It was a bit trickier but I gotter done. I had other colors in mind but thankfully since I had my first failed piece I tried the other colors on it first. Boy am I glad I did. Some of the colors looked terrible on the wood so I'll probably have to prime the piece depending on the color I would like to use. For now it had to be black, navy and a silvery gray. The pictures don't capture it but the gray portion shimmers.

This little project went against the purist in me but I wanted to experiment with making these pieces a bit more graphic (Especially since my local thrifts seem to be a mortuary for wooden bowls and trays)

For a while I've been seeing color blocked wooden bangles, necklaces and furniture so why not kitchen items? What do you guys think? Would you buy these? Is this a fun little project you'd try out?

1 comment:

  1. I think they look awesome! What a great idea. I have never seen this done on kitchenware before and I just love seeing something so inspirational :-) I also have quite a collection of wooden kitchenware and I look forward to seeing your finds.