The other day, while browsing the web, I came across some silverware from Anthropology. I thought they were really neat, but I would never want any to actually use (too fancy for me)…and let’s face it, they were NOT in my meager budget anyway.
They did inspire me, though! I had been wanting to do some new kitchen art, and I knew these could be DIY’d in a little different way!
I had 4 random forks left over from my last kitchen project (See HERE), so I decided to use them for this project instead of buying more.
I also had found this awesome shadow box frame from Hobby Lobby on clearance for $8.50, with a 12×12 opening, which would work perfectly for my scrapbook paper! I knew I wanted the background to be a fun pattern, so I chose the black polka dots.
I decided to use aqua spray paint on the forks instead of white, just to give a more “fun” vibe to the project, plus…I am an absolute sucker for aqua- and it would go better against my paper choice.
I sprayed the forks down with 2 light coats of the spray paint…and they were good to go.
When they dried, I brought them inside and dipped them into my gold acrylic paint and smoothed them out with my paint brush (any little brush will do).
I poured the paint into a little cup to dip. Sorry, no pic of this step! oops.
While the paint was still wet, I took some iridescent glitter that I had on hand and covered the gold paint.
Once all of that dried (30 min tops), I hot glued the forks onto my paper.
VOILA! It isn’t everyone’s taste, but I feel like it turned out super cute!!
I am thinking of painting the frame, but I haven’t decided yet. I may do a black over the white with distressing…or I may leave it. What do you think?
What a fun, fast, easy and cheap kitchen project! You can tailor this to your own design style very easily, so what are you waiting for?!?!
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