Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Silverware Wall Art

Slooooowly but surely I keep working on projects that have been in my head.  Things have been so KRAAAAZY around here that there hasn’t been a lot of time for crafting.  Last week I spent a few minutes working on some “Silverware Wall Art”.  I’ve been collecting everything I knew I would need for some time.  Here’s what I needed:
Got out my glue gun and fired it up!
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One Goodwill find… $1.98
I removed the glass, then took out the picture to use as a backing for my project.  Since the frame was already black I didn’t have to do anything to it.
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One coffee burlap sack… FREE!!  Yep… FREE!  I called one of our local coffee shops and asked if they ever had any coffee sacks.  The guy said I could stop by and pick one up.  :-)  I cut a piece of the burlap to fit the backing I took out of the frame.  I wasn’t sure if I should use the glue gun to attach the burlap to the cardboard backing or not, but hey, I didn’t have a lot of time, so I gave it a go.  Worked just fine.
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Another small frame… $1.50
I knew that I wanted to use a small picture at the top of the larger frame so that it wasn't JUST silverware thrown on there.  I found this small frame in my stash which was the perfect size.  I took out the glass and spray painted it black.
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Picture I already had (scanned and resized)… FREE! 
I hot glued the picture into the small frame.  I then took that small frame and hot glued it to the upper portion of the larger frame.
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Goodwill silverware finds… $.19 each
This picture is just a small sampling of the silverware I have been collecting.  I went through all of the pieces and pulled out some of my favorites to use.
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Final step was to lay out the silverware in a pattern that I liked.  Once I was happy with the layout I hot glued each piece unto the burlap backing.
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The only thing left to do was to hang it on the wall!!  (Once I’ve finished the whole kitchen I’ll post all the final pictures!!)  It’s safe to say though, that I absolutely LOVE it.  Even my hubby said it was one of his favorite things!  Not bad for a little over five bucks!!!!!!

Now I've got to go find some parties to link up to... come on, LET'S PARTY!!!!!  Can you do me a favor?  When you leave a comment can you let me know which Linking Party brought you here.  Thanks!!!!

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12 comments:

  1. Hi, I'm your newest follower from Welcome Wed... would love for you to check out my blog + considering following back ( -:
    Malia
    www.yesterdayontuesday.com
    ps-- would love for you to link this up at the party i co-host on thursdays!

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  2. I love this! Definitely on my to do list!

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  3. Hi Debbie! That is such an adorable project! It's perfect for any dinning room wall. So clever! I am now following you thanks to Welcome Wednesday and it would be so nice if you could share the love back on my blog:)
    And don't forget to stop by our Show Yo' Flow Campaign today to see the interview we have on Elizabeth and the surprises she has for everybody:) See you there! Happy Thursday!

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  4. So CLEVER! I have a box of vintage silverware... I'm going to have to haul it out!

    Warm blessings,
    Spencer

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  5. That is a great idea and original! I posted about my siverware art a few weeks ago. Mine is not as original and I sure wish I would have seen this sooner! Come by for a visit. I am having a great tablescape giveaway!
    Lacy

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  6. What a cute and clever idea to frame out your silverware! I could see this project going a little "Frenchy" for another wonderful look- maybe even some stenciling. hmmmm.... Visiting from Vanessa's.
    :-) Sue

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  7. Hi Debbie-

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Candles sure do add ambiance don't they? I have seen silverware displayed before, but never in the creative way you placed it on the burlap. It adds so much impact.
    My best- Diane

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  8. This looks so neat. I like the idea of having multiple silverware instead of the usual 1 or two. CUTE!

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  9. wow, how interesting! such a great use of vintage pieces. stopping by from my romantic home.

    www.thecapeonthecorner.blogspot.com

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  10. Too cute. Thanks for sharing, Terry

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  11. Hi Debbie! Wow! What a great idea! I love that you thought to call a coffee shop to get the burlap...very clever! It looks just lovely and I can't wait to see where it ends up.
    Thanks so much for linking this up to my party!
    Vanessa

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  12. I love your tip on the burlap coffee sacks! You've created a precious piece.

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