DIY: Ombré bowls using Chalk Paint™ by Annie Sloan for kitchen vignette


Today I have a little project for you with ombré painted bowls using Chalk Paint™ by Annie Sloan (my blog sponsor). This is the easiest DIY you’ll ever do! It will make a fabulous kitchen vignette.


I bought 6 rice bowls from Spotlight for $1.50 each. What a bargain! The bowls are porcelain and the benefit of using Chalk Paint™ it that it’s so easy to use – there’s no priming and it adheres to most surfaces – ceramic, wood, concrete, metal, plastic and much more. I knew the paint would stick straight away without any dramas. The bowls will be ‘for show’ though so I am not eating out of them, however Chalk Paint™ is a non-toxic, water-based paint that is lead-free, EG-free, odour-free and has very low volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

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I wanted to create an ombré effect with the stacked bowls. I had a lot of green/blue/grey paint colours already, so I set them out on the table and thought about each bowl. I added some white to 2 of the colours to ensure I did get a good ombré effect.


Each bowl got 2 coats of paint. They dried pretty quickly. I did paint inside each bowl too. You can see which colours I used below…


Here’s the end result!

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I painted the bread boards too. Here’s that DIY project.


Even pop them on a sideboard.

Check out all the Chalk Paint™ here and also find the nearest retailer (or buy online here).

Happy DIY-ing! ♥ KC.


  • Bec @ The Plumbette

    I love them! What a fabulous idea! The paint makes the bowls look like clay pots. Love your choice of colours too.

  • Glamour Coastal Living

    Ohhh wondered what you were up to yesterday on IG – these look so fab Katrina!! 🙂

  • Aromabotanical

    What a beautiful way to add colour to the kitchen! We love colour at Aromabotanical!!

  • Yvette wilson

    You’re so clever, they look fantastic and I adore those colours.

  • Lia Halsall

    These look great Katrina. I especially ove the colour palette and idea, so simple and effective. Thanks for the tip.

    • Katrina (author)

      Glad you like 🙂

  • A.arentz

    Do you use the Annie Sloan wax also?

    • Katrina (author)

      Yes I do 🙂

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