The Golden Touch…Storage Bowls

I’ve always been a brushed chrome girl…until now! 
Deciding not to replace the pretty gold fixtures in our upstairs bathroom was the best decision I ever made for that space! Now I’m falling head over heels in love with gold, an affair I may not soon get over.


A month ago I purchased Krylon metallic gold spray paint with the idea to paint these awesome bowls I found at Goodwill for $1 each. I love the orange, but since I’m going for gold accessories for my upstairs bathroom, the orange has to go.

Well, lo’ and behold I see the most beautiful image on Pinterestof gold sprayed mugs by Garland of Grace blog *swoon*. I literally yelled out loud “hey I did that too!”. I don’t usually read tutorials (what with my aversion to directions), but I couldn’t peel my eyes away from that tutorial because of the gorgeous photos! I wish I had run across it before I completed my bowls, apparently I made the same set of mistakes she did *giggle*… great minds, and all that…

I have three medium bowls and three small bowls. The three large I taped off to paint the inside (with just a hint of the rim exposed), and the three small I created designs using painters tape before spraying. 

When I peeled the tape back after it dried, I got a little bit of a rough edge…so definitely peel it before it has dried completely. I find that I kind of like a little bit of “rough edge”, but only slightly…  Here’s a great little tip I stumbled on 5 bowls later. To get slightly blurred edges, remove the tape before it dries completely, then spray the clear sealant right away. The force of the clear spray causes the edges to “bleed” slightly if the gold paint is heavy and still wet. It makes for a neat effect! 


I am looking for pretty ways to store practical things in the bathroom, and I’d say these bowls are it! Nail clippers, hair bands, soap, floss, you name it…


Remember, once you spray the inside of these bowls, they become purely decorative.
Whether you use these decorative bowls as storage in a bathroom space, or in any other space in your home, every home needs a little golden touch!
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See the rest of the space

Wondering where these bowls live? I’ll show you! Just click here or on the picture below to see more… You won’t believe what this recessed storage space looked like before.

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6 Comments on The Golden Touch…Storage Bowls

  1. Rita
    September 30, 2015 at 7:04 pm (6 years ago)

    Love your bowls. You are so lucky to live someplace where Goodwill prices anything as low as one dollar. The GWs in Silicon Valley are way too pricey. Garage sales are the best bet for things like bowls.

    I enjoy reading your blog and get many ideas from you.


  2. Vanessa
    November 25, 2014 at 1:56 pm (7 years ago)

    Aww, I love these. Lovely idea for gift as well.

  3. Jessica Cramer
    October 29, 2013 at 9:25 am (8 years ago)

    Love this idea! That Krylon gold paint is the best isn’t it?

    • Ursula Carmona
      October 29, 2013 at 10:46 am (8 years ago)

      Thank you!
      Oh my goodness YES! I may be a little addicted to this Krylon spray paint. lol! I keep looking for something else to paint…

  4. Aliesha Caldwell
    October 25, 2013 at 11:02 am (8 years ago)

    So pretty! I’ve been wanting to do this since I saw the mugs on Pinterest. I love the one bowl where you painted the gold inside! Great job.

    • Ursula Carmona
      October 28, 2013 at 9:30 pm (8 years ago)

      Thanks Aliesha!
      Yes, I looooooved those mugs, plus she had such lovely photos!


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