Boho Wood Serving Bowl

7 Materials
2 Hours

We love upcycling, especially if that means we can reuse what we own! Once we saw this beachy Anthropology snack tray, we were happily inspired to update an old tapas dish. Our version is painted all-over to give it a little Scandinavian flare. Use this tutorial as a guide to update a few of your older serving dishes; platters, trays and bowls are all perfect!

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scandi wood serving bowl

The inspiration!  We love Anthropologie, but it can be expensive. So, we've tried a few Anthropologie hacks and loved them all. Below is what you'll need for an awesome platter!

scandi wood serving bowl

Make life easier by watching the tutorial at the top of this post! 


Sand the wood serving bowl lightly. Use a cloth to wipe the bowl and remove dust.

scandi wood serving bowl


Paint the outer edges and base of the platter white and let it dry. (If you want you're platter to look more like the Anthropologie version skip this step and move on to step 3.)

Pro tip: Use a brush for grooves or indents and a small paint roller for the upper edges to avoid messy painting.


Paint the inner sections of the snack bowl with the colour of your choice. A small paint brush is best. Let the paint dry.*

*We painted it orange and hated it  So, we painted an olive green over it and absolutely love it!


If there are any coloured bits on the white edges, use the paint roller to cover those sections with white paint.


As soon as you’re happy with the look and the paint is dry use a chalk sealer to prolong its durability.

scandi wood serving bowl

That's it! Now you're ready for snacking. Stock your bowl with different cookies or freshly baked bread and condiments ready for the festive season

Happy Upcycling!

Suggested materials:

  • Wood serving bowl
  • Sandpaper
  • White chalk paint
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Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!


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