I love the way this re-purposed bowl and pear turned out. When I spotted the wooden bowl in a Good Will store I had to have it. Wasn't sure what I was going to do with it but knew it was going to look great somewhere somehow. LOL I cleaned it up, painted it black, sanded it and then stained over it to give it the great primitive look. Then I dug out a bunch of old pears and dipped this one over and over in blackened bees wax scented with cinnamon oils. Then I rubbed spices all over it. Smells so good. Added the pip berry wreath and just LOVE it.