Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Bowled Over

There was one more thrift store treasure that I didn't show you yesterday.
It's this wooden salad bowl.
What?!?!
You don't think it's a treasure?
I love it.
In fact, I now have a collection of wooden bowls. They're not your typical bowls. They each have interesting details. And, of course, I like to paint them black.
Do you think they're fabulous now???

How about when they're turned over?
I'm sure that right about now you're wishing you hadn't passed by that old wooden salad bowl last time you were at the thrift store.
Don't worry.
It will probably still be there, because no one else knows
what a fabulous find it really is.


Speaking of fabulous...go check out Darlene and Kara.
They're both giving away some fabulous prizes on their blogs.
(I used the word "fabulous" four times in this post!)

42 comments:

Valarie Lea said...

Again you amaze me :)

V and Co. said...

i am SO going to use that idea!! now i just need to find some of those glass covers...i can't seem to get lucky with those!

Steph said...

Love what you did with those. I am a sucker for wooden bowls too.

Tracey said...

I love how you see the potential for re-purposing someting!!!

Mimi Sue said...

CUTE. Your creativity always amazes me. I'm on my way to the DI today. Mimi

Happy @ Home said...

What a great idea. Something new to search for at the thrift shops. Yippee!!

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Oh of course, I've been doing that for years.

YEAH RIGHT!! :) Another great idea from you--thanks!!

~ Sarah

Darlene said...

Joy, Joy, Joy, Joy you are absolutely AMAZING! How could I not see that those would be a perfect base! Good grief now I am on the lookout...thanks so much for "clueing" me in.

Sandy Toes said...

They are fabulous!
-sandy toe

Carrie said...

Great ideas I love wooden bowls too!

Mom in High Heels said...

What a wonderful idea!

SmrfChic said...

:::whimpering::: Please go shopping with me. I just can't "see" the potential in things like you can evidently. And when I do find something that I can imagine being fab, I inevitably talk myself out of it and then spend the next few months kicking myself whenever I think of that missed opportunity.

Amber said...

Great idea!! I never would've thought of that on this one! Awesome!

Kasey said...

I love it! You are so creative and full of great ideas!

Come visit my blog today...I am featuring a new room in my house today (and it has some projects in it that were inspired by you!

Thanks!

AnNicole said...

Wow - I feel like I should applaud! You're a magician my dear.

AJ said...

great idea! you always have the pretty cloches:)

Mommy Mac said...

JOY!!!!

You outside of the box thinker you. Clever lady that's you! I am wanting I need some advice grouping several big decorative balls. I have 6 of them. I know that I can use the clear glass apothecary jar with lid, but they all won't fit. I don't want to separate the collection. Right now all I can come up with is a wrought iron basket. Thoughts, oh creative one???

.mac :-)

Cherry's Jubilee said...

WEllllllllll bowl me over! Sorry...had to use it. I LOVE it....I will be looking for some of those puppies now. I am sure I passed them up before. Thanks for inspiration Joy. c herry

linda said...

Your new bowl is fabulous!

One thing has happened since I started blogging...black spray paint has become my new best friend! Love it!

ceekay said...

Amazing...yep, I would have walked right on by!

Barb said...

Wow I can't wait to try this,very creative........Barb

Southern Fried Gal said...

Very cute! Oh and fabulous is one of my favorite words. My best friend makes fun of me for saying it all the time!

Kara said...

Another fab project! My notebook is full of ideas that I want to copy from you. You are so amazing!!!

Cathy said...

What a "Fabulous" idea! :) Love them painted black.

Cathy

Karyn said...

You never cease to amaze me! I love it :)

Lady Dorothy said...

A truly FABULOUS idea! I'm bowled over! (I didn't even really notice the title until I went to comment. Then it cracked me up!)

Christina said...

That is fantastic. Such a creative mind you have.

Thanks for sharing. I'll never look at a wooden bowl the same again.

Reese & Marie said...

OK, first of all the title is worth a million bucks. You are so clever. And I would have never ever thought of that. I can't belive how great they look painted black and flipped over. I may have to reference this on my blog, if you don't mind that is...

Kim said...

Your genius continues to amaze me!! :o)

Love them!

Sarah said...

I just wanted to say hello and let you know how much I enjoy reading all of your wonderful ideas. Now I know exactly what I'm going to do with the cloches I picked up at my favorite thrift store :)

Bahama Shores Mama said...

I do the same, but sometimes rub a color wash on it after the black.... I also turn them over to put things on them or add height! Great minds..........

Susie Harris said...

You always just blow me away with your ideas!!! sweet~

Amber said...

Well, those look just awesome!!! That is a good idea. Buying a cloche WITH a stand gets expensive. They look wonderful.

Tricia G said...

I've been following your blog for a while and have never posted, but feel compelled to post tonight! That is such an amazing idea that I would never have thought of. So cute too! Thank you for all your cute ideas!

Jen r. said...

LOVE IT!

Beth @ Blue Socks said...

So cute AND you just gave me a great idea! My next kitchen decorating project will be themed - either Mexican, French Country or Tuscan (I know, big difference but it will be one of those). I love to collect bowls, plates and platters for display but I don't have enough of any one style. I didn't want to start getting to many because you really can't paint glassware well - other than some little tweaks here and there they pretty much are what they are.

BUT, If I start collecting wooden pieces now and just box them up, I can paint them when the time comes - spray paint the base coat then texture or sponge or stencil a design depending on the style. Cheap and could be done in many styles.

I am actually going thrifting today I think, woo hoo!!

Kasey said...

Hi joy! I love you blog so much that:

I have an award for you over at my blog! www.kaseyhelder.blogspot.com
You just have to copy the award and then do what I did!

Yay for you!

Joys of Home is incredible. Thank you for always sharing your unbelievable ideas!

Sonya said...

What a FABULOUS idea!! (I use that word too much too:)
But truly, that is so creative.

ScrapCandy.com said...

Wow - you really help to open eyes that wouldn't have otherwise seen the treasure in something. Now if only I can remember it when I see it!

Tracy

Rakel said...

You must have the best thrift stores ever near you. I went hunting today to try some of your ideas and struck out :(
Keep it up, love the blog!

Cara Starr said...

Hi! I was just wondering where you find the glass covers? Are those more thrift store finds or do you get them elsewhere? thnx!

The Green Pea said...

Thank you for the great idea, painting wooden bowls. I am not going to pass them up next time. You have a interesting blog I will be visiting often. Have a nice week. Sandi

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