DIY: Painted Spoon

spoon 3 colorI found these amazing spoons over at Ladies and Gentlemen. But what if I don’t want serving pieces, I want a full set of flatware instead? That is where the magic of spray paint comes in. Here’s my version and how I did it.

Painted flatware-1 (1)

What you’ll need:
1. Flatware of your choice
2. spray paint metal primer
3. spray paint
4. painter’s tape
5. sandwich bag
Painted flatware-51. Wrap neck of utensil with painter’s tape, being careful to make a straight horizontal line; also make sure you press the tape into any grooves to prevent bleeding or dripping.
Painted flatware-42. Wrap the head of the utensil with the sandwich bag and secure with more painter’s tape.
Painted flatware-33. In a well ventilated area, hold utensil by the head and lightly spray the utensil on all sides with the metal primer. Repeat. (As tempting as it is, don’t spray one heavy coat of primer. It will create drips and also fill in the delicate carvings in the metal.)
pianted flatware-24. Repeat step 3 with spray paint color of your choosing. Allow to dry and remove tape and bag.
Painted flatware-1 (1)

5. Stand back and admire.
Note: Should you decide to vary from this design, you probably shouldn’t ever spray paint the part of the utensil the food sits on. I doubt spray paints are “food safe”.
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4 Comments

  1. June 14, 2013 / 4:12 pm

    very nice, i’ll definitely try it 😉

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