OK, they're not really cafe' au lait bowls. More like cereal /ice cream bowls, but cafe' au lait sounds much more romantic, don't ya think? Anyway, that was the look that I was going for. I found some Cafe' au lait bowls that I liked on line, but they were 14 dollars each plus shipping. These bowls were 2 dollars each at Big Lots, so, you guessed it, I decided to make my own.
I gathered my supplies-enamel paint from Hobby Lobby, a stencil for the border, and a rooster shape to trace. The alcohol is to clean the bowls before you paint. The paint colors are very limited, so I added some black to the red to get more of a burgandy. I sprayed my stencil with spray adhesive-so much easier. Then I just used a stencil brush and pounced on the paint, very light on the paint. The best part is the paint cleans right off before it dries.
I traced around the rooster on contact paper and cut it out. Perfect stencil.
You can let air dry for 21 days or bake. I baked. Instructions are on the paint bottle.
And they turned out like this. I can't wait to see them on my kitchen shelves, after I rearrange them.(future post I'm sure)
P.S. These are suppose to be top rack dishwasher safe, but I haven't tried it yet.
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