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:
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!