Monday, November 4, 2013

diy ikea hack...stainless bowl turned brass beauty


Last week when I reminded you it was time to plant your paperwhites, I mentioned
I'd share my planter idea that I'm using this year. I loved the last inspiration photo
 in that post with the collection of ornaments at the base of the paperwhites, but
 I wanted something a little more modern than the traditional silver urn.
 Ikea's stainless steel bowls with a quick coat of liquid gilding were the ticket...


Ikea Blanda Blank 11" Stainless Steel Serving Bowl - $4.99
Ikea Blanda Blank  8" Stainless Steel Serving Bowl - $3.99



You can use any miscellaneous item as a base, I used lighting parts I found in my
 junk drawer. Here are a few things I collected to give you some ideas. If mine weren't
already gold I would have painted them. I had leftover liquid gilding from my
Ikea Hack - Faux Ostrich covered Rast Dresser


I taped off about an inch (secure the tape well so you don't get any bleed under the edge)
and using my new favorite, Martha Stewart gilding liquid, painted it on. Remove the tape
immediately. One coat with good coverage is best. It tends to get a little thick and not
as smooth with a second coat. 
Disclosure: Highly likely due to my impatience in waiting for it to dry and the fact
that due to daylight savings time it was going to be dark at 5:00 and I needed to get my
project photographed for you!  :)  


When the gilding is dry place your bowl on top of your chosen base. 

Since these don't have drainage holes I added a couple handfuls of gravel to the bottom
before adding my potting soil and paperwhite bulbs. I put 10 bulbs in the large bowl,
 and 6 in the smaller one. If you've never forced them before you can follow


I'll share them in my Christmas decor in a few weeks!
(Oh my gosh, you guys I can't even believe I just wrote that)


23 comments:

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

So pretty, modern, and clever!! You never cease to amaze me with your resourcefulness and Ikea finds, Pam!

Tracey Steele@Breathing English Air said...

What a brilliant idea, and they look so stylish and expensive!

The enchanted home said...

You are amazing and so clever! They look like a million dollars!

Katie {Miss Dixie} said...

Oh thank you for the reminder! I want to use a different container this year, I love your pretty new brass bowl!

Kim said...

I would like to spend a few minutes in your head!! Seriously, always clever and fun!! You have reminded me now for a second time to get my paperwhites, maybe I will actually get them today!! xo

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

Wonderful idea. Now I just need to convince my husband to take a dirve with me to IKEA. About 45 minutes away. Ana

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

what a fun little difference! totally takes them up a notch!

Cathy Wall said...

Love it!!!! Gotta get my paperwhites planted… can't even think about Christmas yet, oh my!

cindy hattersley design said...

Pam these are lovely! Note to self go buy paper whites!!

Kristin@bliss-athome.com said...

Great idea Pam :) xo Kristin

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

You are so creative- I LOVE how you think! It looks gorgeous. Good luck tomorrow!
xo Nancy

Joan Burd said...

So Pretty and clever!
Joan from NicerThanNew.com

Ivy Lane said...

Very pretty! You are so clever! I still can't get over the Hack Dresser transformation!

Sharon @ mrshinesclass said...

I am in LOVE with these bowls. I have pinned this project and can't wait to make my own. Thank you so much for sharing.

Unknown said...

You just bowled me over! You truly are IKEA's best friend! These are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Lori

Julia Konya said...

Oh yes…this is awesome. I might have to try that stuff too. I used the good old rubnbuff on my Ikea planter. I love the color of the gilding liquid.

Kerry@homecrushblog.com said...

Seriously these are stunners! What will you think of next!

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

You are the clever one...great idea!

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

Will your creativity never cease? Love these!

therelishedroost said...

Gotta love that liquid gilding!! Amazing DIY as usual.. always love to pop by and see what you are up to!!
Great job, Karolyn

Mary Jo said...

Fabulous idea! I just gilded my coffeetable with liquid gilding and couldn't believe how easy it was!

xo Mary Jo
http://MagicalMined.blogspot.com

Khammany @ Sweet Inspired Home said...

I would have never thought to paint stainless steel. You are so creative!

Bethany DeVore said...

You're so smart. I'm going to have to get my gold loving self some of that gilding liquid! :)

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