Thursday, September 6, 2012

Ombre painted utensils


I mentioned a while back that I liked the ombre trend, but couldn't decide on a color or a useful project to use it on. I happended to stumble on a set of four bamboo utensils with a holder at TJMaxx for $4.99 and remembered these painted utensils from my round up and decided I could use them and a pop of color on my kitchen counter would be fun too. If you are counting the utensils in the pictures, there are six. I also found a couple of extra at Walgreen's for 50 cents each and added them in.


I must be in the mood for fall because I picked orange but I plan to keep them out year round. The only thing I did different from the tutorial was use three different paint colors rather than toning down one color with white.  I had dark orange, orange, and light orange acrylic craft paints from Michael's.

 


I did mix the last color (light orange) with some white and brushed it on the very tips without taping. I like the gradual faded uneven look it gives the ends.



Here they are all stacked up in the holder. Reminds a little of candy corn, but I'll get over that once fall passes.



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6 comments:

  1. I love the color choice! Not only is it ombre but it's also almost like candy corn. Perfect for fall! :)

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  2. I would love for you to link these up to What I Whipped Up Wednesday! Just came across your blog and love it! I'm off to read some more posts. Have a wonderful weekend, sugar! xo

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  3. How fun! The colors remind me of candy corns... perfect for fall!

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  4. So cute and I love your backsplash! I would love for you to come share it on I Freakin' did it Friday @ Miss Information http://www.missinformationblog.com/2012/09/i-freakin-did-it-friday-7.html

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  5. O I love this, the colors are so fun

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  6. These are very cool! Love the paint job - and now I'm familiar with the ombre trend...who knew? I just bought the same set of utensils at TJ Maxx but haven't done anything quite as creative with them. Great job.

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