How to Make a Speckled Egg Painted Bowl

       I may have just invented a beautiful new
speckled Robin's egg blue color for the Spring.
How to Make a Speckled Egg Painted Bowl

And it was actually quite by accident!

I began with a plain wooden bowl and I wanted to paint only the inside for this project. 

I thought about painting it white or trying a new blue stain...

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How to Make a DIY Speckled Egg Painted Bowl

First I thought I would stain it with spray on paint stain in a color called Broken China Blue that I was anxious to try. 

The color wasn't what I wanted so I wiped it off... or so I thought. 

When the bowl dried I began painting it with Fusion Mineral Paint in Raw Silk. 

Raw silk is a beautiful warm white. 

Little did I know but the blue stain had leached into the wood and it mixed with the Raw Silk when I painted the bowl. 

I let the first coat dry, thinking it would seal before I gave the bowl another coat of Raw Silk

The stain and the paint mixed again! 

Ok it was meant to be! 

The mixture of the stain and the Raw Silk made a gorgeous Robin's egg blue color! 

How to Make a DIY Robin's egg blue paint

Purely by accident!

So I did what anyone would do, I speckled it. 

I used brown craft paint and a stiff brush to splatter brown paint into the bowl. 

How to Make a Robin's egg blue paint

When the splatters were dry I gave the inside of the bowl a coat of Fusion Mineral Paint's Tough Coat as a sealer. 

How to Make a Robin's egg blue paint for Spring

This beautiful bowl will be filled with decorations for Spring and Easter this year at my house. 

See below for my Amazon links to products you can use to create this project. 

Speckled egg wooden bowl DIY for Spring

Speckled egg wooden bowl DIY for Easter

It was a beautiful accident! 

speckled egg bowl with overlay

And now it's time to meet my thrifty friends and see what kind of easy and inexpensive projects they've been up to.