$3 Wood Bowl Makeover With Paint & Tile

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This $3 wood bowl makeover was simple to do with paint and tile (easier than it sounds!) and all ready to be reused and reloved!

This $3 wood bowl makeover was simple to do with paint and tile (easier than you think!) artsychicksrule.com #woodbowlmakeover #tileprojects #tiledmakeovers

These small makeovers are some of the most fun. Mainly because they are do-able for all. They are not intimidating, etc. Not only that, but they are great at getting your confidence up to tackle those larger pieces. And how about gift giving?? Perfect for that too. Budget home decorating? Check!

So, one more thrifty makeover marked off the list of these finds today.

This $3 wood bowl makeover was simple to do with paint and tile (easier than you think!) artsychicksrule.com #woodbowlmakeover #tileprojects #tiledmakeovers

If you missed the first one I did, you can see it here >>> “Give Us This Day Sign/Tray

Today I making over the small wood bowl/thingy there. I called it a wood bowl because it’s deep like a bowl…but not round.

If you follow along on Instagram, you might have seen me working on that little orange-y shelved table thing back there on the left. What is it called, do you know?? Is it a telephone stand? Anyway, I’ll be sharing that one next week.

$3 Wood Bowl Makeover with Paint & Tile

This $3 wood bowl makeover was simple to do with paint and tile (easier than you think!) artsychicksrule.com #woodbowlmakeover #tileprojects #tiledmakeovers

This $3 wood bowl makeover was simple to do with paint and tile (easier than you think!) artsychicksrule.com #woodbowlmakeover #tileprojects #tiledmakeovers

I originally thought I’d stain the wood darker and leave it that way.

This $3 wood bowl makeover was simple to do with paint and tile (easier than you think!) artsychicksrule.com #woodbowlmakeover #tileprojects #tiledmakeovers

So I used that Coffee Gel Stain pictured above. It’s the same stain I used on our stairs, in this post here >>> Update Stairs With Gel Stain

The bottom of the bowl was just a simple piece of board, almost like cardboard but harder. Definitely unfinished so I’m not sure what might have been in there originally? If anything?

So I either needed to paint it, add some decorative paper or something to the bottom.

I decided to use tile.

This $3 wood bowl makeover was simple to do with paint and tile (easier than you think!) artsychicksrule.com #woodbowlmakeover #tileprojects #tiledmakeovers

But it didn’t really line up well without me having to cut it. And I didn’t want to mess with that. lol

But I am not easily deterred. 

I will find a way to make most things work.

This $3 wood bowl makeover was simple to do with paint and tile (easier than you think!) artsychicksrule.com #woodbowlmakeover #tileprojects #tiledmakeovers

I will just spread them out a bit.

So that is what I did.

This $3 wood bowl makeover was simple to do with paint and tile (easier than you think!) artsychicksrule.com #woodbowlmakeover #tileprojects #tiledmakeovers

And as usual, for small projects like this, I will just attach them using glue instead of mortar.

You need to let that dry overnight before applying the grout though.

I mixed up a small amount and applied it to the tiles. I was trying to be really careful so as not to get it on the wood. (I used white grout leftover from previous grouting projects…you can use any type here)

This $3 wood bowl makeover was simple to do with paint and tile (easier than you think!) artsychicksrule.com #woodbowlmakeover #tileprojects #tiledmakeovers

But after it was all said and done, I decided to paint the wood bowl anyway!

I gave it two coats with my favorite white paint, lightly sanded and then added my favorite top coat.

This $3 wood bowl makeover was simple to do with paint and tile (easier than you think!) artsychicksrule.com #woodbowlmakeover #tileprojects #tiledmakeovers

This $3 wood bowl makeover was simple to do with paint and tile (easier than you think!) artsychicksrule.com #woodbowlmakeover #tileprojects #tiledmakeovers

I like it so much better painted.

This $3 wood bowl makeover was simple to do with paint and tile (easier than you think!) artsychicksrule.com #woodbowlmakeover #tileprojects #tiledmakeovers

Brings out all the sweet details of the sides, feet, etc.

This $3 wood bowl makeover was simple to do with paint and tile (easier than you think!) artsychicksrule.com #woodbowlmakeover #tileprojects #tiledmakeovers

And gives it a more relaxed feel.

This $3 wood bowl makeover was simple to do with paint and tile (easier than you think!) artsychicksrule.com #woodbowlmakeover #tileprojects #tiledmakeovers

Now it’s all ready to be reloved.

This $3 wood bowl makeover was simple to do with paint and tile (easier than you think!) artsychicksrule.com #woodbowlmakeover #tileprojects #tiledmakeovers

Perfect as a catch-all for keys by the front door.

This $3 wood bowl makeover was simple to do with paint and tile (easier than you think!) artsychicksrule.com #woodbowlmakeover #tileprojects #tiledmakeovers

Or even a place to sit your phones when they are charging, etc.

This $3 wood bowl makeover was simple to do with paint and tile (easier than you think!) artsychicksrule.com #woodbowlmakeover #tileprojects #tiledmakeovers

Or just for decorative purposes.
Would look great in a coastal styled home. :)

This $3 wood bowl makeover was simple to do with paint and tile (easier than you think!) artsychicksrule.com #woodbowlmakeover #tileprojects #tiledmakeovers

So cute now.
Glad it didn’t end up in the landfill!

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I’ll be back later this week with … drumroll… just kidding, but hopefully the large round coffee table I’ve been working on. (I’ve shared it in my Instagram stories) It’s been a bit of a bear, so we’ll see. lol If not, I’ll pull something from up my sleeve! ;)

 

And be sure to check back to see what I did with

If you missed any of the rest of this haul’s makeovers, you can see them all right here:

this basket!

Basket makeover artsychicksrule.com

UPDATE!! You can see it now, here!

Have a great week, friends!

xoxo

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28 Comments

  1. your little orange-y shelved table I have seen used as indoor plant stands. Have also seen these where it’s tucked in a corner with small lamp on top.
    Oh, I like what you done by putting tiles in your tray. I need to do that to my next one.:}
    Thank You and have a great day

  2. Sweet makeover Nancy!! I’m so glad you painted it white. The tile looks so natural and warm in there. Great fix to just space them out. :) I also adore how you showed different uses for the little tray. It almost looks like a picture frame with feet. Beautiful job!!!
    (Give Ryder an ear rub for me)

    1. Thanks, Christina! I am too, the white really went so much better with the tiles. It really does look like a picture frame, I wonder what it was originally meant for? And yes, I sure will!! :) xoxo

  3. Everytime you post a new project I want to put my sewing machine away and pull out one of my (too numerous to mention) projects and get busy. You are an inspiration.

  4. What a forlorn little container that was. I think there was a tile in the bottom before – strange that it’s just unfinished. Now that you’ve painted and tiled it, it’s ready for the spotlight! Of course, I thought, Nancy will just move the tiles to make them fit. And so you did. I’m learning from you! This would look lovely in the beach house (just sayin, in case you’re considering keeping it 😉).

  5. I love it. I don’t think I would have been as creative as you were with the bowl/tray. It sure does make me think out of the box which is what I have been wanting to do. I so enjoy your blog and all your creativeativeness. Thank you for taking the time to share.

  6. The “orangy” thing is a telephone table. Telephone went on top, phone books on the bottom shelf. I know this tells you I am older than dirt, but it was sure nice to share information! Great job on the bowl. Now, see, that is something I can do today!!! Thank you!

  7. So cute !
    You have a great creative eye. ;) It Does have adorable little feet.
    My brain tries to resist painting wood…. but sometimes it just adds so much !!
    Thanks for sharing.

    the orange thing-y does look like a phone table. Yes -I’m clearly older than dirt as well. ;)
    p

    1. Aw, thanks p! I agree, I resist somewhat too. And haha, yes, same here…as that’s what I considered it might be too!! ;) xoxo

  8. I love that you saved this from the landfill. So cute and useful….a little catch-all!!! I love seeing all your make-overs. So creative!!! Keep going through that pile!!!

  9. Did it originally have feel on the bottom or did you add those? I did’t read that you added feet. Just wondering! I love the tile and the painted look! Thanks for sharing!

    1. No, the feet were there already, it was part of it. I actually added another photo to the post to show that. (I meant to add it originally but missed it) Thanks, Pam! xoxo

  10. Yes, the paint is perfect with the tile. It all blends together so nicely. Cute tray for many purposes! Could even serve bread in it!

  11. Hi Nancy! It turned out so cute. I need to try using tile. thank you for sharing your inspiration with the world.

    1. Thanks, Cheryl! Yes, you do, it’s so much easier than it seems and adds so much to some of these makeovers. :) xoxo

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