HERE’S HOW I TURNED 2 THRIFTED WOOD BOWLS INTO BEAUTIFUL DECOR USING A NATURAL FOOD-SAFE HEMP OIL FINISH!
Hello sweet friends! I hope you’re doing well. This past weekend we moved the clocks ahead an hour which always signifies spring is on the way. We’ve been getting snow almost every day here in the GTA (ugh) so I can’t wait for the warmer weather. On a fun note, today I’m sharing how I salvaged these thrift wood bowls using Hemp Oil. Just wait until you see the gorgeous finish this food-safe oil provides… and it’s SUPER easy to use!
It’s also the second Tuesday of the month which means it’s Trash To Treasure Tuesday! If you’re new to the #siblog, I join my talented T2T crew for more trash to treasure fun and I share links to their makeovers down below… so be sure to click over and say hi!
Here are the two wood bowls I started with. I picked them up from my local thrift store for $9.99 and $7.99 with 30% off, so just over $6 apiece. You all know how I love a good deal!
A lot of the finish was worn off on both.
And although I liked the shape and grain of the larger bowl, I didn’t like the existing dark finish.
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Thrift Bowls – SALVAGED
Carbide Scraper (13% off as of writing this post)
Bosch Orbital Sander (25% OFF as of writing this post!)
Sponge Sanding Pads (for sanding curves)
CitriStrip Stripping Gel
Hemp Oil (for food safe finish)
HEMP OIL FINISH ON WOOD BOWLS
Here’s how these two wood bowls were salvaged into styling decor. I can’t wait to hear what you think!
Once the stickers were removed, I scraped off as much of the finish as I could using this Carbide Scraper Tool. If you’ve ever been curious to give this scraper a try, (as of writing this post) you can get 13% off. I find it really handy to have on hand and it easily removes old finishes without having to use smelly furniture strippers.
To remove the rest of the finish, I added a sponge sanding pad onto my orbital sander and sanded these bowls with 120-grit sandpaper. If you’re in the market for an orbital sander, this Bosch Sander (as of writing this post) is 25% OFF. And it’s a workhorse/beast of a sander!
Below you can see how these sanding pads really help with contoured edges. Mine are really old so I need to replace them but it takes a while for them to wear out. I believe I’ve been using it for at least 7 months.
To get finish off on the hard-to-reach places, I used CitriStrip. It comes in a bottle and can. The reason why I like this stripper is I can use it INDOORS without smelling up my entire workspace.
I poured some into the bowl and then using an old chip brush, I brushed the stripper over the existing finish. I forgot to take a pic of me scraping the old finish off but it’s easy to do.
CLEAN & SAND
Once ALL the old finish was stripped off both bowls, I washed all the remaining stripper off and gave both bowls a wet hand sanding. Look at the GORGEOUS and interesting grain. It really pops without that old dark finish hiding it.
APPLYING HEMP OIL FINISH
Here’s the fun part! I let the bowls dry 100% and the next day I applied a hemp oil finish. This is SO EASY to do.
I poured some hemp oil into the bottom of the bowl.
Then using a chip brush I brushed it onto the entire surface inside and out. Then using a shop towel, I wiped off the excess. You can repeat this process as many times as you like.
Check out how it brings all this beautiful grain to life!
EASY STEP-BY-STEP HEMP OIL FINISH
- Sand and clean wood surface.
- Cover the wood with Hemp Oil using a brush, cloth, or even your hands.
- Allow the Hemp Oil to absorb into the wood for 10-15 minutes or up to a few hours.
- Wipe excess oil off.
- Repeat if necessary.
And here’s the finished look. Hemp Oil is food safe so I may use this as a fruit bowl in my kitchen…
… or a plant holder. I haven’t decided.
But I have to admit my favorite bowl is the one I liked the least when I first bought them. Check out all this interesting grain.
I believe it’s rubberwood but if any of you can confirm this, I’d love to know for sure.
My guess is I’ll be moving it around my house until I find the ‘perfect’ spot for it…lol. But hey, that’s half the fun of these DIYs, right? 😃
AND NOW FOR SOME TRASH TO TREASURE FUN!
You’re going to LOVE what my creative team of Trash to Treasure ladies do! Below are their BEFORE photos. Visit the links below to see the amazing AFTERS and learn how they did it! I’m heading over to take a peek as well! x
1. SALVAGED INSPIRATIONS (HAPPY YOU’RE HERE!)
MY THOUGHTS ON HEMP OIL
I love using hemp oil because it’s an all-natural product taken from the seeds of the hemp plant. It has no additives, it’s non-toxic, and safe to use around people, pets, plants, and food!
It’s SUPER easy to apply and can be used on outdoor and indoor projects. When applied, it nourishes and revives wood by penetrating into the wood fibers. Once absorbed, hemp oil provides protection from cracking, rotting, fading, and even letting moisture gets absorbed into the wood which makes it perfect for indoor or outdoor projects.
And the BEST part – it’s SO EASY to apply. It’s a goof-proof topcoat. No streaks. No fuss. You can’t go wrong!
LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF THIS HEMP OIL FINISH. FEEL FREE TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE… I ALWAYS LOVE HEARING FROM YOU. IT MAKES MY DAY! 🙂
Happy furniture painting friends!