Thursday, 18 October 2012

Spray Painted Cutlery Wall Art

If you've been around here a while you might know that my dad passed away last November.  After a lot of legal hoops I'm now the executor of the estate and was tasked with selling his condo.

My dad bought a killer loft.  Really, the first of it's kind in our city, and got in on the ground floor when they were dirt cheap.  Unfortunately he never finished furnishing and decorating it before he passed away.  Life gets busy and you accumulate a lot of stuff.  I'll soon be posting all the cleaning and staging that I did in the loft, but first, I want to share with you some wall art I made for the kitchen.

Red Cutlery Wall Art, Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App

I was PINSPIRED by a few different things....

Source: google.com via Jill on Pinterest






I really liked the spray painted cutlery idea.

I found a set of frames for free in the garbage/recycling room.

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They were pretty ugly to start out - the picture doesn't do it justice.  I like teal-green colours.  Did not like these!  And in between this and the red, I had painted them black because I originally had other plans for them before I changed my mind!

red picture frame, Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App

I put some scrapbook paper in as backing.  I couldn't get past the blue pairing like was done in the pin above, so I went with it! :)


Next, spray paint your cutlery.

Red Spray Painted Cutlery, Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App


I didn't worry about the backs too much because you're not going to be seeing that!

Red Spray Painted Cutlery, Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App


Then I used hot glue to glue them to the frame.

Red Cutlery Wall Art, Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App

For some reason my spray paint got all wrinkly on the spoon and fork here (yet the other ones turned out fine - I'm wondering if there was residual dish soap or something that reacted with the spray paint?!)

Now that I had 2 of these, I had a big wall to fill, and these weren't going to do it on their own.


I bought wooden EAT letters from Walmart for $1 a piece and painted them red as well.

Red Eat wooden letters, Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App

I originally wanted to put them in the above orientation, with the letters going doing the side of one of the frames.


To hang the letters I decided to hot glue some wire to the backs.

Red Eat wooden letters, Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App

Now if you're following, look closely at the wire, and now look at the sideways orientation.  Yeah.  This is not going to work!


So here's what I started with - big wall, tiny red clock!

Clock on wall, Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App


And the finished product!

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Red Cutlery Wall Art, Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App

I really love the way it all turned out.  So much so that I don't really know what to do with it when the condo sells.  I love it, but at the same time not sure I have anywhere to put it! 

4 comments :

  1. Your grouping looks great. You did a really nice job with the colors. I'm sorry about the loss of your dad, I hope things go well with the loft.

    gail

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  2. I really love this idea. Maybe I could try this one with our old cutlery. Thanks a lot for sharing this one.
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  3. Wow! This is really adorable. So cool! I love this idea. Thanks for sharing.
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