July 22, 2010

silverware wall decor...

silverware picture...
{i cannot remember where i seen it first, so if you know... PLEASE tell me so i can give the proper credit to them!}

ANYWAYS, redoing kitchen, or at least i think i am, by bits and pieces, oh what a mess. i need some new wall decor... cheap wall decor is even better. i seen this picture around and knew it would be cheap, easy, and beautiful to redo.

so i started out with:
of course you remember my thriftin' goodies.

on THIS project i used:
1. picture frame $1 at salvation army
2. 1 knife, 1 fork, 1 spoon .75 at salvation army
3. a piece of lace from a curtain .25 at salvation army
4. spray paint {had on hand}
5. glue gun & sticks {had on hand}
TOTAL = $2.00

so to start i took the frame apart, kept the cardboard and i'll save the glass for another project then i spray painted it with:
{i'm a big fan of black, can you tell?}

then it looked like this:

then i took the lace and wrapped it around the cardboard and hot glued it down. then i put the cardboard back in the frame
AND it looked like THIS:
{i looove this lace, don't be surprised if you see it in another post, cause i got LOTS left!}

then i glued the knife, fork, and spoon to the front,
THAT looked like:
{yep you guessed, i already love it!}

then i had a dilemma... i couldn't decide how to hang it up, with ribbon or lace. so after much deliberation between my co-worker and i {yes, at work again, but only half of it, and we have been REALLY slow} we decided on lace. so then i glue it to the back of the frame like this:

and hung it up. after that it looked like this:

for some reason i didn't like the way the lace hung so i played with it a little.

much better!!!
i took it home at lunch and hung it on my half way painted kitchen walls.
{pretend it's all painted and you see no red, k?}

so what is the verdict??
was it worth $2??
what's your favorite piece of wall decor in your kitchen??

hooRah it's almost friday!!!

i'll be linking to these parties here.


  1. How cute! I love that lace - it's just perfect for this project. I loooove that you decided to hang the frame with lace. Very cute!!

  2. A really neat idea...love the lace as a background too!


  3. You did an absolutely wonderful job!!! It's worth WAAAAAAAYYY more than $2. Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

  4. That is so cool!! I would never have thought of that but it is really a pretty wall hanging!

    Amy @ rendermemama.blogspot.com

  5. Neato! I have some old silverware I picked up at the thrift shop. This would be a great way to use it!

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  7. cute! this would be great with the kids baby silverware that I have no idea what to do with! Great idea!

  8. ¸.•..¸.•*¨Hopping in from Buzz on Thursdays! Im your new follower!

    That turned out great! Im thinking babys first?? So cute! Love the idea♥

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  9. Oh my gosh I love your ideas! Hello! Visiting from Fun Follow Friday! I am your newest follower!

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    - Shelli

  10. You are so crafty. That is totally worth $2!! That is way adorable.

    Stopping by from Follow Me Chickadee.

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  12. LOL! DEFINITELY worth $2. :-) I love the lace background. That was a stroke of genius. And so a very simple idea becomes art! Beautiful!

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  14. Great blog! Love the before/after pics. I'm a new follower from "Fun Friday Follow."

    btw: I'm the 100th GFC follower. Do I win a prize? j/k lol

    Becky @ www.sueberrylane.info

  15. Wow that turned out so cute! What a good idea to use utensils as art. And I love the fact that it was inexpensive as well. :)

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  17. Hi there,
    Love your blog ☆ This one is a great idea. I Should try it too...
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    Thanks and best wishes,

    Fashion and Decor designer

  18. I love this!!
    I have seen variations...but I adore yours!!!!

  19. Hi Brandi, what a great project and wonderful transformation from utilitarian to decorative! Thanks for hopping on the "BACK-TO-SCHOOL WITH ROOK NO. 17" Blog Hop. Just a reminder to post the button on your back-to-school post or sidebar, and grab the code for the blog hop linky. Glad to have you on board! I'm following. Best, Jenn

  20. I love it! Too funny that you can craft at work. I also love your blog design and look. The graphic green and black and white is stunning.

    Thanks for linking up to the “Cheap Thrills Thursday” party at Black Kats Design. I hope you had fun and will join in again next Thursday!


  21. Great project! That would be so pretty in my kitchen. I want to find some pretty lace like that. Thanks so much for linking up to Finished for Friday!

  22. I LOVE this makeover! The lace really finishes the look:)
    Visiting from justsewsassy.com

  23. This is very cute! What a great idea!

    Thanks for linking up!

  24. Very very cute! I love the simplicity of it - and definitely the price! What a pretty piece of artwork. :)

  25. Clever! I love silverware! ;) I have used a little in my decor... and have plans to do another fun project.... but it is not even on my radar right now *sigh* ... it is a one day project!

  26. I really like the layout you used for these. I am doing a similar project but not using lace. Thanks for sharing.

  27. So cute! I love love it! I have a thing for framing silverware.

    Thanks for linking up at Craftastical!

  28. This is cute. Ive thought about doing something like this in my kitchen. Thanks for linking up with 6 inches of ribbon

  29. Very cool! I love how it turned out! Well worth the $2 and more! I had seen something like this, using craft paper for the background. I can't remember where?? lol!


  30. I love how you framed silverware. Very cute.


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