If the wood were in better shape, I'd just give them a light sanding and some mineral oil, but they are pretty beat up. And I feel like a project.
The question is, what to do?
I've found a few inspiring images online.
Ginger & Gold took a couple of old bowls and made cool two-tone objects out of them, which is sort of neat:
These hand-painted bowls by Lynne Fischer are pretty, but I doubt I could paint anything so nice.
The truth is, I tend toward lazy, so I'm most likely going to use paint. But should I paint just the insides of the bowls? Just the outsides? Both? If I just paint the outsides, they will remain food safe, but do I even want to use these for food? Help!