I picked up some inexpensive wooden mixing spoons at Walmart last week and decided to paint them to match our kitchen.
First I wrapped some painters tape around the handles at the height I wanted the paint to stop. (Don't worry about that grungy background - it's a bench my father-in-law used to use to store his paint cans on.) I then gave each handle two coats of BM Ranchwood, left over from painting the main floor in January.
After each coat, I suspended them from a crate that had holes in it so that they weren't touching anything and any excess paint could drip off into a container below.
You could also just dip them in the paint, but I found the paint too thick and it wasn't dripping off fast enough for me. Maybe if it was watered down it would be better.
Once they were completely dry, I removed the tape and applied new tape further down the handle. Because I started out dipping them, I had planned to dip in Ranchwood, dip in white, and then dip in Ranchwood again, moving the tape each time. But since I was brushing it on I just applied tape above and below where I wanted the white to be and then painted in the middle. Does that make sense?
I left them to dry again, and then peeled off the tape.
The edges of each coat were a bit rough so I sanded them gently with a sanding sponge and there you go! Funky little utensils that are cute AND functional. We are planning on putting up a white beadboard backsplash so that will tie in with the white. I like how crisp and summery they look and they took almost no time at all.
Oh! I forgot to mention that I am going to spray them with a clear-coat (just the painted parts) to keep the paint from washing off.
I'm linking up here this week!