This old black and white bowl had been hanging around in our various bathrooms for a number of years.
It was about to go in the bin, but its life was saved because it happened to be the perfect size to fit on a particularly awkward shelf below the new bathroom cabinet. I’ve been shopping around for something to fit – I’m thinking rectangular trough-style glass vase – but haven’t found anything yet.
I realised the bowl – albeit updated to better fit our new, modern space – could be a good stand-in. Even better, the way I had in mind to revamp it involved dusting off my humble Sharpie marker, responsible for by far my most popular DIY project, which continues to be be shared around the world. (Still amazing!)
For now the new-look geometric bowl is empty, but I’m thinking of planting mini succulents in it, just as soon as I find a place to buy them. (Do you know anywhere?)
What you need:
♥ bowl (or any other ceramic piece you choose, really)
♥ black Sharpie marker
♥ tape measure
♥ ruler or straight edge
1. First, make sure the bowl is nice and clean and free of dust.
2. If you’re opting for a geometric pattern like me, you will want to measure out the shapes you are going to draw. The key to getting a professional-looking finish for a design like this is an even pattern and clean, straight lines. On the top white stripe, I made marks an inch apart, at the top and the bottom. On the bottom stripe, the gap was about ¾ inch.
3. Join up the dots using a ruler or straight edge.
4. Colour in the triangles on one side, being careful around the edges.
5. I decided to add spots around the base too, which I drew free hand.
6. Let the pen dry overnight, and go over it a second time, for dense coverage.
Easy peasy! It looks so good it may just have earned its place in the bathroom permanently.
What do you think? Have you used a Sharpie in one of your craft projects?