Red White and Black Upcycled Spatulas

Red White and Black Upcycled Spatulas

Posted 2014-04-06 by Lindsay Lawfollow
I love Annie Sloan chalk paints. They have a gorgeous consistency and are so easy to use. Better still, they are non-toxic, a key consideration for me and many other parents.

Dipping my toe in recently with a painted rolling pin, I've decided that I was going to brighten up some other kitchen implements. Initially I was tempted by turquoises, purples, and other soft colours. However, I had some red, white, and black left over from another project, so I couldn't justify more paint until I'd used that up.

I think the effect is actually really striking, and the red, white, and black set would look great in a contemporary kitchen.

  • Emperor's Silk chalk paint
  • Graphite chalk paint
  • Pure chalk paint
  • Wooden spatula
  • Masking tape
  • Brushes
  • Soft wax

  • Prepare the spatulas by washing them well in soapy water. This will clean off any residue and ensure the paint adheres.

  • Use the masking tape to mask off the area you are going to paint. For the spatulas that are asymmetric, I decided to mirror that in my design, so I carefully lined up the tape to be the same angle.

  • Apply the paint. You might need a couple of coats to get an even finish.

  • Wait for the paint to dry.

  • Apply a couple of coats of the soft wax with a lint-free cloth. Leave to dry.

  • Hang up in your kitchen - no need to leave these beautiful utensils hidden away in a drawer.

  • I'd love you know what kind of colour schemes you would use? I imagine mine being used in a modern high-gloss kitchen. What would go well with a Shaker style? Share your thoughts in the comments.


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