I'm always picking up various odds and ends at the thrift store. One corner of my house is actually overrun by all the junk I find. I figured I'd better start using some of it or I might as well just call myself a hoarder and be done with it! This project used only one little piece from my stash, a wooden bowl. But hey, at least it's a start!This is a pretty basic project. I used a hacksaw to cut the wooden bowl in half. I might have used an different saw, except I previously sawed right through the cord and need to get that taken care of. So, hacksaw and muscle it was!
Once the bowl was cut in half, I painted it in a light coat of Rushmore from American Paint Company.
For the backer, I used a piece of wood that had originally been part of a magazine holder. It had seen better days, for sure, and I'd already taken it apart to use in other projects. I painted some white onto the wood and then taped off an area for a couple of stripes. Those I painted Traverse City Cherry.After putting some wood glue on the backs of the bowls where they would meet the wood, I nailed them in from the back. This was a little tricky because the bowls are round and, accordingly, there wasn't really a flat surface to lay the piece on for nailing. But I managed with a little fanagling.
I originally made this to be a small organizer, for the bathroom perhaps, but I didn't have anything pretty to put in it for photos. So I went with flowers here. I don't have any pretty, vintage toiletries in my bathroom. Just the basics that I use everyday. Hazard of having a small bathroom I suppose. Not much room for extras!
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