Have you ever come home and thrown your keys on the nearest flat surface only to realise you can’t remember where you put them when you’re walking out the door the next day? My husband does this all the time.
I can’t talk either – I keep most of my important items in my bag, but I too am guilty of putting my lip gloss or car keys down somewhere only to forget where they are when I need them again. I did this the other day with my coin purse and to this day I still can’t find it!
Given this scenario plays out way too often in our house, I figured it was high time I got us a little catch all bowl that sits right by our door for all our bits and pieces. This is one of those super-easy-and-takes-practically-no-effort DIYs, so if you’ve got some crockery that needs decorating, get out your paint pen and follow along!
I’ll come clean, this is another one of those projects where you ‘just start drawing’. But I do have a little process that I used when adding in the dots which you can follow if you’re not comfortable with just randomly placing dots on a bowl.
Firstly, using my glass paint pen I added a line of dots going all the way around the rim of the bowl.
Then I added a row of dots going all the way around the base of the bowl.
Using the two rows as a guide, I filled in the sides of the bowl with dots. Drawing in your dots this way will leave the base of your bowl dot-free, and it will also leave a nice little border of white around the rim of your bowl.
As always, there’s a hundred ways to paint a bowl and you can do this any way you like – you definitely don’t have to follow my guidelines. You can go wild and draw in stripes, arrows or other patterns that take your fancy; the paint pen is so easy to use that pretty much anything goes.
Just make sure that once your bowl is painted you follow the instructions on the pen for setting the paint. For me this required 24 hours of drying time before baking my bowl in an oven. You’ll be throwing all sorts of knickknacks in your catch all so it’s best to make sure the paint will withstand all that activity.
Now that my bowl is ready to use, it’s time for the moment of truth… will this help us find our keys any easier when we’re leaving the house? Only time will tell!