I added a few new things to my craft booth today. It was mostly little things, filler type stuff on the shelves and some hanging items on the pegboard. Stuff like that is really where my heart is. I like to take something old and […]
Since I ran out of time yesterday getting my booth set up, I came back today to add some more pretties. A lot of this stuff was left over from an older craft booth I had at another store with a few new things I’ve made added to the mix. Did I say I was really excited about this opportunity????
Another project crossed off my To-Do list, sort of! I finished the fabric strip lampshade that I’ve been wanting to create since I saw it on Pinterest. The problem is that the lampshade that I got the other day, (remember my Thrift Store Score post?) well, […]
This project is going on the wall on my kitchen that I’ve been wanting to re-do for quite some time. It only has a poster print cheaply framed and a shelf now – BORING! I still love the print, but it was one of the first pieces of ‘art’ we bought after we got married, and I am ready for a change. This wall is going to be fantastic, one cool, crafty or photographic piece at a time!
So I had these two Disney character forks that I got from my grandmother’s house when she moved. They are tiny child sized forks and I can clearly remember arguing with my sister and cousin over who got to eat with which character. This was way back when we had to sit on big pots or phone books stacked on the chairs to be tall enough to eat at the adult table. There weren’t booster seats, and nobody wanted to sit in the high chair! Great memories!! When Chace came along, he had his choice of which Disney character to use, he was the only grandchild for a while! So, I have had these two forks now and the twins are now even too old to use them. I decided to display them somewhere where I could see them every day and smile and remember.
I needed a few more pieces of silverware to even out the picture though – Hello thrift store! There is always plenty of mismatched silverware to choose from. I picked a few pieces and brought them home and then decided to make them a bit more interesting by painting them. One time at Lowe’s I was in a big hurry and accidentally bought matte white spray paint instead of glossy, what a happy accident! I LOVE the way the matte finish looks on stuff. It looks really cool on the silverware! But, I thought it might be even cooler to write something witty on the silverware. Hmmmm, witty phrase for a kitchen wall……….how about Time to Eat? Ok, maybe not exactly witty, but it would work. I used some rub-on letters from my scrapbooking stash for the words.
Next I needed a frame, this meant a trip up into the attic. Let me tell you when it’s 105 degrees outside, the attic is NOT somewhere I wanted to go for a nanosecond, much less an expedition to find a frame that was the right size. I guess I could have waited until it was night time and cooler, but I wanted to get this project DONE, now! I managed to find one without passing out from heat stroke and falling through the ceiling, so next thing to do was clean the frame and paint it. Yellow, I think! Last thing was a sheet of scrapbooking paper cut to the correct size and glued to cardboard to make a backer and VOILA! My Silverware Art piece was complete. I’m in love with it, it brings to mind such happy memories!