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 this 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. 

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to create this project. 

Speckled egg wooden bowl DIY for Spring

Speckled egg wooden bowl DIY for Easter

It was a beautiful accident! 

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife of 28 years, the mother of 4 daughters, and the grandmother of 4 grandsons. I am a DIY Blogger and a part time PreK teacher.


  1. How cute is that!! Looks just like a speckled Easter egg.

    1. Thanks Bliss and thanks for your help this am. xo

  2. Pure perfection! Although everything you touch, is :) Thanks for sharing your beautiful work.

  3. Wow! Talk about happy mistakes! This turned out beautifully, Susan! Robin's egg blue is one of my favorite colors! What a great piece! It's always fun teaming up with you and the rest of the Thrifty Style Team! xoxo

    1. Thanks so much Kristi! I love the team and the projects are all easy, thrifty and fun to make!

  4. I love how that turned out, Susan! Perfect for spring!

  5. susan, i love how your accident turned out. it is so pretty in that blue with the speckles.

    1. Thanks so much Laura... love it when an accident turns out well! :)

  6. Oh my gosh! Don't you just love it when things turn out like this? What a beautiful shade of blue you created. Now I need to find an old wooden bowl!

  7. I love this Susan, you invented the most beautiful color!!!

  8. This is definitely a happy accident! We love your speckled bowl - it is so pretty. The paint color is just beautiful!


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