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aliceadventure
« on: May 30, 2010 01:36:33 AM »

Ok, I have these wooden bowls, that are in my kitchen as there used for putting crisps and snacks in. There looking really worn out and were clearing out our house so its a case of- to save or not to save!





I could paint them or maybe sand them down? They don't have to be for the kitchen they could have a cool use in my craft room. Any ideas?

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« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2010 02:53:49 AM »

Honestly: They're great. I wouldn't change them, they look gorgeous.
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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2010 03:41:27 AM »

I like the vintage look - they would look awesome filled with old keys, matchbooks, pretty stones ...
If I was going to use them in my craft room, though, I would paint them bright colours and maybe do silhouettes in the inside.
I'd be interested to see what you do with them Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2010 06:25:07 AM »

I agree -- these are great, just the way they are!   I use some wooden bowls (similar in shape to yours) in my sewing/craft room for holding notions, pencils, etc.  They work great because of their openness... everything is easy to access!
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« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2010 07:31:40 AM »

Arhh thank you! I'm gunna do both - 2 for my kitchen and 2 will be painted with bright paints for my craft room! Thank you so much! Wink
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« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2010 12:29:58 PM »

I'm glad you plan to save them. They are great. I could see one planted with some miniature cactus and placed in a bathroom, or something.

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« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2010 09:08:34 PM »

turn them into mushrooms and put them out side. just drill a hole in the middle and screw then to a lage stick pain them red blue what even and plant then out side
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« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2010 02:48:58 AM »

I was going to say the same thing about using them to plant tiny cactuses/cacti - because I just bought my mother-in-law a cute little cactus garden for Mother's Day! I don't really know anything about gardening or plants but I don't think small cactuses require a lot of space for roots - which is why, I guess, you often see one small flower pot with several different little cacti in it.
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« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2010 09:49:06 AM »

a light coating of salad/cooking oil and then rubbed down with a soft cloth will bring out their natural patina and help protect the wood from drying out & cracking.
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