A few weeks ago, some of the girls in my family had a craft day at my house. Despite the fact that I have tons of craft supplies and my garage is filling up with roadside furniture collections I’ve been promising my husband I’ll redo at some point, I was at a bit of a loss trying to find some craft inspiration for that day.
My niece brought over her makeup brushes and decided to paint the wooden brush handles with purples, blues and pinks. They looked really cute and inspired me to do the same thing with some of my kitchen utensils. My cabinets, counters and appliances are all pretty “blah-looking”, so I was excited about any way I could add color to my kitchen.
For this project, I used Americana Gloss Enamels paint in “Primary Yellow” from DecoArt, which works great on surfaces like glass, ceramics and wood. (My niece used the same type of paint for her makeup brush handles.) I painted the utensil handles yellow, waited until they were dry to the touch, then painted an “h” (for my last name) using the same type of DecoArt paint in black. For wood items, let the paint dry for four days before using. For other types of utensils, check out Tiffany’s instructions from her upcycled silverware.
There you have it! An easy, inexpensive and fun project that’s perfect to do during a craft day with friends and family. What items in your house would you like to spruce up with a bit of color?