"Leftover" wall art

December 22nd, 2011 in member junk     
gamecockchic gamecockchic, member
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We have a really large wall in our kitchen/breakfast nook that needed something large but I wanted something inexpensive.

I printed the words "eat" and "drink" in a font I like, cut them out, traced them on leftover 1/4 inch plywood and had hubby cut them out with the large rectangular piece, on which I painted "& be merry".  I used leftover paint from our kitchen makeover so they'd coordinate nicely.

The shadowboxes were picked up at a yard sale for a dollar by my mother.  They were ugly and dirty with apples inside so I cleaned them up, spray painted the frames black, modpodged toile tissue paper on the inside and the mat.  I spray painted silverware I picked up at the thrift shop and gorilla glued them inside the shadow box. 

The circles are various sizes of embroidery hoops which cost around a dollar each at Hobby Lobby.  I spray painted them black and added leftover fabric remnants in the color scheme in my kitchen. 

It covers the whole wall and adds a cheeriness to my kitchen and breakfast nook that I really like.  I have a tendency to decorate in a very traditional and 'serious' style so adding this touch of whimsy is a nice change.

Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, wood, artwork, funky, picture holder, frame, fabric, paint

Comments (4)

junkermidge writes: Very fun! What a resourceful redo! Great job.
Midge Posted: 12:24 pm on December 30th
BijouBytheBay writes: So cute clever! Posted: 10:15 am on December 27th
gadgetsponge writes: Super! I really like the silverware idea too. It all came together very well for a great, inexpensive wall theme. Posted: 7:17 am on December 23rd
TinTinJunkFan writes: So nice! I especially love the painted silverware idea! Posted: 10:16 am on December 22nd
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