Hello friends. I hope you’re doing well. Last week I made these adorable beaded wooden pastel spoons and I’m in love with them. But before I tell you how I made them I have to tell you a crazy story….
I’m writing this very, very late at night after having to give Brody his third bath after being sprayed by a skunk during his evening walk.
Hubby took Brody for his walk and a few minutes later, he called me. I immediately knew it had to be bad news. Poor Brody. We rushed him upstairs to the shower and have been
trying to get rid of that horrible smell around the house since then. It’s been an interesting evening to say the least.
I knew skunk was horrid but never in a million years, did I know that it was this putrid. Have you ever experienced your dog being sprayed first hand? ugh.
Now let’s get to the point of this post…..
I found this bobbin dowel thingies at Michaels and I thought it would be perfect for this project.
Hubby cut them for me…
And drilled a hole at the top big enough to fit the handles of the wooden spoons…
I then sanded any rough areas …
Painted them with sweet pastel colors …
And glued the handles into place.
I’m not sure how practical these are going to be but how cute are they? Specially for a spring or Easter brunch.
What do you think?
I want to thank you so much for stopping by and a big shout out to my friend Kristen for putting this hop together. Please make sure to check out the gorgeous Easter inspiration below.
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Yes, we’ve had a skunk issue once with our border collie! Gingerale worked better than tomato juice, and is apparently better for the poor dog’s skin, and easier to rinse! Find the ‘greasy’ or oily patches! Skunks on the move is a sign of Sprng—silver lining?!
Love the idea and so cute!!! You are one of my favorite bloggers, probably because your decorating speaks to me! I just wish I had your drawing and painting talent.
Angelica K. says
This is sooooo cute!
Get a skunk odor remover from your vet or pet store-you will have to not only bathe the dog in it but also but it in the laundry for anything Brodie touched-I also had to use it to wash the walls my dog shook on and even had to throw some things out (her collar for example) It lasts for months – not sure how bad Brodie got it but my girl got it BAD. No tomato juice-imagine the after bath shake with tomato juice!!! We had no de-skunk shampoo the night it happened so a combo of baking soda, hydrogyn peroxide and dish detergent is what you use. Good luck -YUCK
These are very cute and “Springy”…I will look at Michael’s to see if they have them. How long are these things before they are cut? Did you get 3 handles out of one? I haven’t seen wooden spoons around in a while…I will have to do a search. Thanks for the idea! As one reader said, the skunks smell stays around for a long time. It’s an awful smell…it burns the throat and eyes. Poor puppy.
Shake My Blog says
Totally adorable ! Love those spoon very much. I think they will be ideal for my little one play kitchen ! He is only 14 months but already so into “cooking” ! How long are those bobbin dowels? Any risk they can be a shocking hazard or are they big enough ?
T. Shields says
Poor Brody, After many years, fighting the good fight with Mr. Skunk I came across this remedy. I wanted to dance in the streets. Hydrogen peroxide takes the smell off everything and everyone. I would stock up with hydrogen peroxide in the spring and fall from Sam’s.
Good luck, T.
Shirley Donihoo says
You are a god send for me. You ideas are fantastic. I love them. These are the types of things I have been dreaming about for a very long time. Everything looks wide open and free. I would love to step right in to your pictures and start living a new beautiful life. All these pics make me feel so happy and light hearted. Feels ever so great! Wouldn’t change a thing though. As far as the kitchen, your choice of the color you chose is great! I WOULD NOT paint over the white cabinets at the top. In my opinion it would box in the kitchen and make it look smaller and the kitchen would lose the open and free feeling to it. You have the greatest of tastes in your decorating. I am most envious. I can’t wait to see more pics and ideas from you. I am keeping this email so I can keep going back to look at the beautiful places you have shown me. I can’t wait to start making some changes in my home. You are an inspiration to us all! Thank you!
poor Brody?…Poor Lucy! Oh Lucy the task you have had of having to deal with this situation! LoL, not funny I know but your unfortunate experience has me double to checking to make sure I have the supplies on hand for such an incident. I have smelled traces of skunk in our new neighborhood, that’s enough to keep me on guard. I have an indoor lap dog that will need a temp home if that ever happens! j/k we love our pooch but I just had no idea that it lasts longer than the bath or that the “shake” can spread it even on humans.
Your spoons. Oh they are lovely. I love my utensil holder, it takes a prized location next to the stove and is a Parisian rustic focal point. Those beaded spoons make mine look so plain so blah. I think I have a small task for my husband this weekend 🙂
T. Smith says
As the owner of numerous Labradors, I have had more than my fair share of skunk encounters. Here is a recipe for you to de-skunk poor Brody:
In a pail, mix 1 quart of 3% hydrogen peroxide (the drugstore variety), ¼ cup baking soda and 2 teaspoons dishwashing liquid (Dawn works best) . If you have a large breed dog, you may need to double, triple or even quadruple the mixture. Apply the mixture to your dog’s dry coat, taking care to avoid the eyes. Massage the mixture into the coat and skin for about five minutes or until the skunk smell starts to dissipate. Use a sponge to apply the solution to the chin, cheeks, forehead and ears, if necessary, being very careful not to go near the eyes.
Rinse thoroughly once the smell starts to decrease. When you rinse the head area tilt your dog’s chin upward so the solution does not run into the eyes. You may need to repeat the lather and rinse process up to three times. Make sure to completely rinse the solution off your dog.
Being sprayed with a skunk must be just awful, I hope the smell passes for him soon.
Your spoon handles are so different and quaint. Your a constant inspiration to me, I love love love your blog.
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