"Leftover" wall artDecember 22nd, 2011 in member junk
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
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