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britchickny
True Blue Farmgirl

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Angie
Port Orange Florida
1048 Posts

Posted - Aug 21 2020 :  11:53:36 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So, I am having fun in the Bowl filler swaps but do not own a dough bowl. Didn't want to buy new. So, had a look around the Goodwill and found this. An Ellinegr's Agatized bowl. (Had to go to Google to see what that was) This one is 11 1/2" across and is sold for $24.00. I'm thrilled with my $1.99 find. But....do I leave the finish as is, or give it a more rustic, well-loved color/finish?

ANGIE
"Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance" JUDE 1:2

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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

1231 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
1231 Posts

Posted - Aug 21 2020 :  12:08:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I would leave it as is. Since it is chemically treated I'm not sure how you would rusticate it or how you could tell ahead if it would look right or not.

Judith

7932
Happiness is Homemade
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churunga
True Blue Farmgirl

3365 Posts

Marie
Minneapolis MN
USA
3365 Posts

Posted - Aug 21 2020 :  12:43:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
One could enhance the exterior by cutting those plastic credit cards we get in the mail into small pieces and making a mosaic of them by gluing them on the bowl. I would also use expired membership cards and driver's licenses. I haven't done this myself . . . yet. I do have a supply of cut up cards if you want them.

Marie
Sister #5142
Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

Try everything once and the fun things twice.
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

4160 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
4160 Posts

Posted - Aug 21 2020 :  1:16:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I don’t know much about those bowls but I do agree with Marie. I personally would decorate it. You could also wrap and glue twine around it, glue gem or beads, if you are an artist maybe paint a design. Match it to your personal style.

Krista
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

5403 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
5403 Posts

Posted - Aug 21 2020 :  1:33:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Angie, I like a distressed look. Try sanding the bottom with coarse sandpaper. If you can take the finish off then try a stain you like. If it works you can do the bowl, if not nothing is lost, but your time & a little effort.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015. & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders & your hand over my mouth.
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Ninibini
True Blue Farmgirl

7294 Posts

Nini
Pennsylvania
USA
7294 Posts

Posted - Aug 21 2020 :  4:16:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Angie! Great bowl! It actually kind of reminds me of those antique redware bowls. I think it'd be kind of cool if you painted it to look like one of those - in redware style! Plus wouldn't that be perfect with fillers! Can't wait to see what you come up with! Hugs - Nini

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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

5754 Posts

Linda
Terrell TX
USA
5754 Posts

Posted - Aug 21 2020 :  4:42:11 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I like it as is, especially the inside, but decorating the outside is definitely an idea.

Farmgirl hugs,
Linda
Terrell, TX

Farm girl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month August 2015 and April 2017


"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."
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Blessed in Colorado
True Blue Farmgirl

4334 Posts

Debbie L.
Oregon
USA
4334 Posts

Posted - Aug 21 2020 :  5:08:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I too would leave it too as your bowl has so much character.

Big Hugs,
Debbie
#1582
Blessed in Oregon
Farmgirl of the Month September 2012 and February2018
“My altars are My Mountains
and the ocean.” Lord Byron”

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when someone breaks our wings we simply continue to fly on our Broomsticks. We’re flexible like that.
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britchickny
True Blue Farmgirl

1048 Posts

Angie
Port Orange Florida
1048 Posts

Posted - Aug 21 2020 :  5:21:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh boy! So many ideas here! I am a mixed media artist and am very tempted to either collage on it or yes, like Nini said to give it that redware look. But as you say, some sanding will be involved. I'll post a picture IF I do alter it.

ANGIE
"Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance" JUDE 1:2

http://www.pinkroomponderings.blogspot.com/

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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

14199 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
14199 Posts

Posted - Aug 23 2020 :  7:06:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Angie, what a great find! and I kind of like the old patenia on the bowl.. but at the end of the day,, do what makes you happy... and enjoy!

>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

7518 Posts

Denise
NJ
USA
7518 Posts

Posted - Aug 24 2020 :  04:08:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great find! I would leave as is but you know what you like best!

~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

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suny58
True Blue Farmgirl

2537 Posts

Dianna
Jack Al.
USA
2537 Posts

Posted - Aug 24 2020 :  4:48:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ohhhh, such a SWEET find at 1.99!!! ( I was a poet and didnt know it, lol)
Truly a gorgeous bowl as is, but the artist inside my head says DECORATE, DESIGN, COLOR!! SO if it were mine, I'd probably sand, distress and paint an American Indian design. Leave the inside original. Super lovely. Do what makes your heart move....

Farmgirl #7103
FGOTM January 2018
Dianna
"Blessed are they that see beautiful things in humble places, where other people see nothing." Pissarro
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