Anthropologie Knockoff Tutorial:
Colored Brilliance Bowl
I was trying to sort out my nail polish boxes the other day – I mean, some of the polishes were really old, nearly ten years old, all sticky and yuck… But still, I found it quite difficult to throw even these old ones away, and wanted to give them a final good use before saying good-bye. Then I found a perfect project, from no other than the lovely Anthropologie!
So, this is the mighty original version, Colored Brilliance Bowl from Anthropologie, sold at whopping $228 (image from Anthropologie). I LOVE the vibrant colours! So… do you fancy a quick sneak peak of my version before setting off for the tutorial?
Not too bad, right? So, if you are tempted, it’s time to dig your nail polish stash!
What you’ll need:
- nail polishes
- masking tape
1) First, place the masking tapes around the top edge inside and outside, leaving about 5mm gap from the top.
2) This is completely optional, but testing out the polishes on a piece of paper pallet really helped me to understand what colours I had and how sticky the polishes were (I also mixed some polishes to make pale colours.). I’m not going to waste these, by the way, I’ll use them as nail decals later on :)
3) Now, paint the bowl as you please! When the polishes are dry, apply top coat on the design.
4) Paint the top with black mani, and set aside to dry. When the polishes are completely dry, peel off the masking tape and you’re done!
My initial purpose for the bowl was as a cotton pads container, but I couldn’t resist trying it out as a candle dish… and yap, it is going to stay that way! I love how the polishes reflect lights.
And… guess what, I couldn’t resist painting more either! I keep wax chips (for waxing paper) in the jar.
I also painted my old glass – it used to have multi-coloured dots, but when I accidentally put it in a dishwasher the paint came off (oops).
And now it joined my crafty crew; I’m going to keep felting needles and scissors (I put felt balls to avoid the needles from scratching the glass).
So, what do you think? It was such a fun project for me, but please, please do it in a well-ventilated area, because it smelled VILE (too intense even for me). Also, I think it is OK to handwash the items time to time, but I recommend using them for things that you don’t have to wash that often.
Hope you enjoyed the tutorial, and happy painting!