Dip, dip hooray!

2 Aug

Dipped long wooden spoons £3.50 Rose & Grey

Di[[ed wooden stool in petrol £75 Rose and Grey

Simple but effective, the dip-dye trend is big news in designer interiors right now. The lovely people at Rose & Grey (www.roseandgrey.co.uk) have introduced a fab blue dipped stool, £75 to their range this Autumn, and sweet dipped wooden spoons, £3.50 each, and salad servers, £7.50 a pair.

The stool, sadly, is a bit out of my price range, but the wooden spoons are just about do-able. However, £3.50 is still quite a lot to shell out for something I’m only going to stir my soup with… so I thought it might be worth having a go at making my own.

The results were… not bad actually. Here’s a quick ‘how-to’ if you want to have a go yourself.

1. Take a wooden spoon (I bought a pack of five different wooden implements from Poundland for, yep, £1)

2. Tie some string around the neck of the spoon

3. Dip the end of the spoon in some paint  (I used some old tins of emulsion from my shed. Tilt the tin to get maximum handle coverage)

4. Use the string to hang the spoon up to dry outside (I hung mine from my washing line, like some weird art installation. You could hang it up inside but it drips quite a bit, so do it over newspaper)

And that’s it! I might try buying a stool from Ikea and dip-dyeing that next…

spoons with string

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