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Stylist Rebecca Newport

I love the idea of painted spoons on display and found these by stylist Rebecca Newport and thought I’d show you what I’m referring to. I’ve noticed painted spoons (in chalky matte paint) a few times in magazines lately and wonder if this is the beginning of a new styling trend in photography? How about painted bowls too? If so, great, because there is a lot you can do with this idea!

Rebecca Newport Stylist

Rebecca Newport Stylist

Rebecca Newport Stylist

Rebecca Newport Stylist

Rebecca Newport is a still life, food, interiors and props stylist in the UK who has a textiles degree from the Chelsea College of Art and Design and most recently worked as a buyer at Marks & Spencer before turning her attention to photography.

Lovely work, Rebecca and best of luck with your new career as a stylist– you are clearly very talented! :)

(images: ania warzkowicz)

Posted by decor8 in inspiration on January 17, 2011

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  1. laura trevey commented
    January 17th, 2011 at 11:19pm

    love the soft and pastel colors…
    laura trevey´s last blog post ..Take the Survey and Win 200

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  2. Emma commented
    January 17th, 2011 at 11:23pm

    awesome! sweet and sophisticated, I love that dark purply grey color. Seems like a great idea for some awkwardly colored, but super cool textured vintage bowls I like to pick up at flea markets. Definitely trying it!

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  3. Christa Norvell commented
    January 17th, 2011 at 11:37pm

    I love this idea! You could make a great piece of wall art. Paint some spoons, affix them to a canvas, a tray, whatever your heart desires, and hang on a wall. You could even do them in seasonal colors…..very clever!
    Christa Norvell´s last blog post ..Rainy Day Creative Inspiration Giveaway

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  4. sarah commented
    January 17th, 2011 at 11:47pm

    very cute idea! love those colors, they make me wish for spring… :)

    sarah´s last blog post ..winter giveaway- a cute &amp cozy scarf

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  5. Dani commented
    January 18th, 2011 at 12:18am

    What type of paint do you think that is? Is it an actual chalkboard paint, or just the matte-finish paint you can get in the store? Looks gorgeous, tho, especially the black pieces!

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  6. Melissa commented
    January 18th, 2011 at 12:36am

    Love the pastel coloured spoons and the arrangement of them for the photos is fantastic!

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  7. Kylie Loy commented
    January 18th, 2011 at 12:51am

    Wow these are beautiful. I actually have some old bowls & things at home that I was going to toss out. Not anymore!! Just need to find the right paint to do this. Thanks x

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  8. janis - pinecone camp commented
    January 18th, 2011 at 1:13am

    I do love this look and must admit I’ve painted a few spoons in my time! Love it the bowls too!
    janis – pinecone camp´s last blog post ..Back Home and Baking

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  9. decor8 commented
    January 18th, 2011 at 1:14am

    @Christa — I was thinking the same thing. White spoons against black would look amazing, don’t you think? Or if one is going for something less graphic, against nubby Belgium linen. :)

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  10. phoenix commented
    January 18th, 2011 at 3:42am

    So pretty!! Her spoons remind me of pastel-y macaroons. :)

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  11. belinda commented
    January 18th, 2011 at 5:06am

    ooh love. I’ve painted bowls, vases and bottles before but never spoons. am stealing this idea! x
    belinda´s last blog post ..preg watch- let the guessing games begin…

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  12. Vanessa Elizabeth @ Ruffled Rose commented
    January 18th, 2011 at 5:38am

    Beautiful colours and photographs! I would totally take prints of those for my home :)
    Vanessa Elizabeth @ Ruffled Rose´s last blog post ..The 6 item wordrobe- or how to truly simplify

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  13. Ele commented
    January 18th, 2011 at 8:03am

    Love this trend. I remember seeing this image http://bit.ly/i1mrb7 in Living etc last year and thinking that it was such a creative way to show a new paint range. I love the idea of a “bouquet” of painted spoons in a specific colour story, in a vase or pretty bowl… I’m thinking milk glass because the white would make the colours really pop!
    Ele´s last blog post ..Bagged Bread- Bagged Veg

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  14. Kiti commented
    January 18th, 2011 at 8:30am

    it’s a great idea! i did it the same with the bottles, you have to tap the paint inside the bottle and than shake it and let it dry:)

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  15. tinajo commented
    January 18th, 2011 at 8:55am

    I love these, lovely and faded colors! :-)
    tinajo´s last blog post ..Change of season in Blogland!

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  16. caro commented
    January 18th, 2011 at 9:00am

    Yes, this a great idea and I think a new trend is born! I have seen painted spoons at the Moma Online Store – so beautiful …
    caro´s last blog post ..DIY Untersetzer

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  17. The Serendipity commented
    January 18th, 2011 at 10:39am

    Lovely, delightful colors! Definitely brightens up this super gray winter day..

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  18. Andreia commented
    January 18th, 2011 at 10:54am

    Great idea! Love the pastel tones! May be I’ll implement some of your ideas (thank you Christa and Holly) and make something funny to the dinning space at our kitchen.

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  19. selina lake commented
    January 18th, 2011 at 12:07pm

    Well Done Rebecca, lovely pics X
    selina lake´s last blog post ..Tesco – Pretty Spring-Summer Shoot

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  20. Anna commented
    January 18th, 2011 at 1:31pm

    Very pretty and serene looking. Reminds me a lot of Frank Vissers work for IJM Studio.

    I think it would be cool to tape off one stripe on the spoon before painting, so you’ll see a peek of the original.
    Anna´s last blog post ..Gorgeous pencil art!

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  21. ana commented
    January 18th, 2011 at 1:50pm

    I love the painted spoons. The 2nd & 3rd photos are gorgeous.

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  22. Ruth commented
    January 18th, 2011 at 2:52pm

    Very strange idea to paint spoons…Not to my taste at all, though the colors are nice!

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  23. decor8 commented
    January 18th, 2011 at 3:19pm

    @Anna that is such a cool idea!

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  24. Steph commented
    January 18th, 2011 at 3:29pm

    I’ve had this old and rather ugly set of spoons and silverware lying around in my cupboard for a while now – I was going to give it away in a curbside box in front of my house, but these look so cute, I am so keeping them and stealing this idea! :)

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  25. Luciane at HomeBunch.com commented
    January 18th, 2011 at 4:19pm

    Simplicity is always “in”! :-)

    xo

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  26. Lesley De Matos commented
    January 18th, 2011 at 4:29pm

    These are beautiful, such lovely colours, roll on spring. Check out Rebecca’s blog, she combines colour and detail in a very modern way – very viewable!!

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  27. Heather @ REOlisticRenovation commented
    January 18th, 2011 at 4:46pm

    I love this idea to make over those vintage bowls I have that just don’t quite fit in our new house. I think I might try this one. I really like the idea of having a shelf of these.

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  28. Leigha commented
    January 18th, 2011 at 5:13pm

    I also love the idea of a striped spoon Anna. Oh, the allure of paint!

    Caroline Swift has a collection of matte bone china spoons that are to die for.

    https://www.carolineswift.com/index2.html

    And her Aubergine Glass Bubbles are gorgeous, too.

    Off to check out Rebecca Newport’s portfolio (I’m certain it’s stunning).

    Thanks for all the inspiration Holly.

    Leigha
    Leigha´s last blog post ..Monochromatic amusement

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  29. Rebecca Newport commented
    January 18th, 2011 at 10:04pm

    oh my! Thanks everyone for your lovely comments and thankyou Holly :) I am so happy that I have inspired some of you with this idea! and wall art! What a fab idea!

    For those of you asking it was just a matt emulsion paint used for the purpose of the shoot. There was many hours of mixing colours and repainting layers to get the right effect (I am a colour addict!).

    Rebecca :)
    Rebecca Newport´s last blog post ..My styling work featured on Decor8 today

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  30. Deborah Wall commented
    January 18th, 2011 at 11:30pm

    I love the spoon-a-licious action and the fact that anything can be art. I’m inspired to digg through the cutlery draw and see what I can create – thanks for the imagination kickstart.
    Deborah Wall´s last blog post ..Mid-Century magic rocks Ebay

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  31. Tracey commented
    January 19th, 2011 at 12:25am

    Oh I adore those spoons, I could imagine a row of different shapes all in one colour mounted in the kitchen or dining area.

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  32. Anna commented
    January 19th, 2011 at 11:46am

    Thanks so much Holly and Leigha!
    Anna´s last blog post ..Gorgeous pencil art!

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  33. michelle millard commented
    March 27th, 2013 at 5:49pm

    Annie Sloan Chalk Paint is great at sticking to spoons and almost everything! Loving your colours

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