Hello my darlings!

I see that you’ve been inspired by the last article, you’re so funny. I don’t feel as alone in my capillary misadventures! So, here’s a do­it­yourself we did during the Ikea workshop last week. I’ve searched high and low how to perfect the speckled look, and I’ve found that a plastic pipette is the best way to make an irregular pattern that really stands out (a lot easier than splattering with a paint brush)… I hope you’ll like it and it’ll inspire you for those last minute gifts that don’t look last minute… a dish set for 2, a great way to perk up your romantic brunches!

Warm hugs and kisses, see you tomorrow for the Advent Calender Contest!

For this DIY you’ll need:

  • dishes
  • plastic gloves to protect your lovely hands
  • ceramic paint, you can find this at Pébéo and Faber Castell
  • a toothbrush
  • plastic pipettes
  • a stencil brush

Let’s start with the pipette technique! Dip the end of your pipette in the paint and fill it by squeezing the end.

Now squeeze it lightly to push out a little bit of paint at a time and make spots on the plate (if you’re afraid of messing up, you can practice on paper beforehand).

Continue on to the rest of the plate! Put on your gloves to wipe the rim of the plate. Pour a bit of paint on a palette and dip your finger in it.

Carefully go around the edge of the plate, go back over it several times if needed. Now let’s move onto the toothbrush or stencil brush, although during the Workshop we realized you preferred the toothbrush! So, go ahead and put some paint on it!

Now rub the hairs of the toothbrush to splatter paint on the brush. And TA­DA!!

Depending on the paint you’ve used, it’ll need to air dry, or be baked in order to set the paint­ read the instructions on the bottle. Oh, and of course these dishes can’t be put in the dishwasher but rather must always be hand­washed!

Translated by Whitney Bolin.