“Chrome” Fruit Bowl

Since we upgraded our kitchen recently, I’ve been looking for fun accessories to add some “punch”. I saw this fruit bowl and needed to have it:

But there were two problems: 1. Blue bananas don’t really go in our kitchen, and 2. It costs $140. Whaaaaa?! $140? No way I was paying for that, no matter how much I liked it.

So, plan B: either find a less expensive one or make one myself. I found plenty of chrome fruit bowls, but none like the $140 one. Therefore, it was time to get crafty. I got some tips off of the internet and headed to Michael’s. There I picked up 5 plastic bananas:

Back at home, I used a hot glue gun to form the bananas into a bowl shape:

Using a metallic silver spray paint, I put two coats on the bananas, making sure to get in all the ridges and to let each coat dry completely. I repeated the process for the bottom.

Ta-da! My own “chrome” fruit bowl:

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I am so happy with how this turned out. And best of all: it was so inexpensive to make. I had the hot glue gun and spray paint, so the only cost was the bananas. At 1.75 each, the five pieces of plastic fruit cost under $10. I’m even more in love with this bowl!

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2 thoughts on ““Chrome” Fruit Bowl

  1. Wow, Whit! This bowl is so ‘you’ AND fits into your kitchen much better than the blue one. It looks great! You did a wonderful job crafting your version. How much fun is that?!

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