sharpie bowl {diy}

March 18, 2014

I love when DIY projects are quick.  I am an instant gratification sort of girl and there are many times when I will procrastinate and completely avoid a project if I don’t see it coming together in a jiffy.  Or, on the other hand, if I find it is taking too long I will end up ditching it completely…enter scrapbook with two pages done, knit afghan only 1/8 completed, etc. etc.

If you are short for time, or if you like the instant gratification like me, and are looking to give new life to something that is plain, let me suggest breaking out your Sharpie markers.  I did just that to embellish a plain wooden bowl a bit and love the results.  Seriously, this can be done in record breaking time!  IN-STANT!


I got this wooden bowl, in perfect condition, from the Salvation Army a while ago for a whopping $1.49.  I got it to be a catchall in our mudroom…you know, keys, loose change, and that sort.  I has been naked since I got it.  I couldn’t decide on gold foil, dipped, spray painted, stenciled…I settled on a simple sharpie pattern.  Seriously couldn’t get any easier!


Don’t get me wrong…I love plain, but sometimes it is just nice to have a little somethin’ something’.  I carried the pattern from the outside to the inside.  No big deal, since we won’t be using this for food, just keys.


There it is.  Fast.  And cool.  And perfect for catching the keys for less than $2 and 10 minutes.  My kind of project!


Have fun creating and have a great day!!!


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  • Reply Carole March 19, 2014 at 9:15 am

    I too love simple and easy! Love the look!

  • Reply Carmody March 22, 2014 at 8:59 am

    I share you love of a sharpie. The bowl turned out really pretty. Great Job.

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