Making a cute kitchen Trivet from an Adorable ADORNit Paintable
There is this super cute little company called ADORNit. My first encounter with this awesome group of ladies came through a project I did with Walnut Hollow. We collaborated to create fun wood/coloring book mashup projects. I made this fun coloring book cupcake stand using one of the amazing ADORNit coloring book pages, and a pair of Walnut Hollow Chippendale plates.
I loved every page of the coloring books they sent for the project, and so I was excited to have the chance to be an ADORNit “It Girl” for a few months! They sent me the most amazing little happy mail package a little over a month ago. If you follow along over on Instagram I shared the unboxing of the goodies there and a few little peeks at the amazing little coloring books I’m totally addicted to. Sadly, the entire month of April was one illness after another around here, and I’ve not had nearly as much time to play with the goodies they sent before now.
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Now that everyone is mostly healthy again (I think I’m going to have this darn cough forever) I’m diving into my fun ADORNit goodies. One of the items I was most excited about receiving was a wood paintable project! I don’t hang many things on my wall, but I wanted to display this fun paintable project somehow. I decided to turn it into a fun trivet to use in the kitchen! It’s the perfect size for a larger dish. A 9×12 casserole dish for example fits nicely on the wood surface. With a simple layer of cork on the bottom to help contain the heat, it makes a lovely little resting spot for a warm dish, to protect your table or counter surfaces.
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own ADORNit Wood Paintable Trivet:
- ADORNit Wood Paintable (I was given the adorable “Bee Jar” paintable)
- DecoArt Multi-Surface Satin Paint
- DecoArt Americana Decor Deep Brown Wax
- Paint Brushes
- Clear Spray Sealer
- Cork Material
- Wood Glue
*One small note: The paintable wood isn’t very thick, and I’ve painted the surface. I don’t intend to use this trivet to hold a pot/pan that’s been directly removed from the oven or stove. It is more intended to hold a warm item. I can’t comment on how well it would hold up with very hot items. I chose to use Multi-Surface satin for it’s known durability. The paint itself can be used on glass or ceramics and cured in an oven with a temperature of 325° and is top dishwasher safe once cured. Hand wash the wood trivet with mild soap and water*
Paint the wood Paintable. I used full strength paint for most of the project, but for the mason jar I watered down a mix of blue and white to make a wash. You can see the wood grain through the paint.
Paint carefully and avoid getting paint into the etched lines of the drawing.
When the paint has completely dried, add one layer of clear spray sealer to seal the paint well. Then use the deep brown wax to fill in the lines. Rub a little bit of wax on, concentrating on the lines, and wipe the excess off. This outlines the adorable design. Be sure to work in small sections so the wax doesn’t dry before you can wipe off the excess.
Lay the wood paintable on the cork material and trace the outline. Cut out the cork material
Use wood glue to attach the cutout cork material to the back of the wood cutout.
Use your new adorable wood trivet in the kitchen to hold your warm dishes up off the counter or table. I just want to mention again that I’m not sure I would put something straight out of the oven onto the trivet.
It does work great with warm items though! And I love how it brings such a bright happy feel to the table!
I’m looking forward to using up some of the other super fun items I received in the package from the ladies at ADORNit. You can see one of the mini coloring pages that I used my water color pencils on over on my command center wall here. I’m absolutely smitten with the super fun mini coloring books! I’m looking for more ways to add them to my decor, I can’t wait to share more with you!