I found this big wooden bowl at a thrift store last year. It really is quite large and heavy. I noticed right away that the bowl had sort of an odd smell to it. Almost like someone oiled it up with motor oil or something. I thought that maybe the smell would go away over time.....but, it didn't. Even after months of being out in the garage. The smell was so bad that I couldn't have it in the house at all. Weird, huh?
Well, I really wanted to use it so I decided that I would paint over it and seal it and see if that would help.
I chose a gray-ish blue color to paint it with.
I seem to recall painting many a thing with this same color around 1987! haha!
Funny how things come back around in style, isn't it?!
Here is a side view.
I almost think this bowl is hand made because of it's uneven sides.
And, here's the good news..... The smell is gone.
The bowl is currently waiting to be filled. I thought I would make some rag balls to put in it. I have made 4 so far.....but, it's such a big bowl, I think I may need about 110 more! :):)
Have a great day!!