Monday, April 18, 2011

Kitchen Art...Thrift Store Style

I was in need of a little kitchen I used a few things I picked up from the thrift store to make this one of a kind artwork. I love it, and it looks pretty cute in the kitchen!

The saying works for me since I do LOVE to eat :)

I bought this shadow box for $1 at my favorite thrift store!
I sanded it just a little so the paint would go on better.

I painted it using my free sample from Glidden! $0 dollars works for me!
I sanded it up a bit once it dried so the black underneath could come thru.

With the back removed, I was able to trace a perfect fit of canvas fabric.
I bought a remnant of the canvas at 50% off!

The inside of the shadow box backing was lined with a black felt type material so I knew my trusty Heat-n-Bond would give me a nice smooth finish. I just had to cut a square the same size as the material and iron it on.

Next, I added some distress ink to my shiny silverware...I'm not sure if this will ever dry, but they are safely behind glass so no one will ever know :)

Then, it was time to cut a stencil using my Cricut and paint the letters in with "dark chocolate" acrylic paint

I ironed the canvas to the back of the shadow box and the Heat-n-Bond worked like a charm!

I used hot glue to add the silverware...put the shadow box back together...and......

TA-DA! New kitchen art!
Total cost: around $4.00!!

Hope you love it too! Thanks for stopping by to take a look, while you are here I hope you can take a little time to follow my blog :)

I'll be linking this project to:


  1. Love this! I've always wanted a set of those giant fork and spoons for my kitchen but don't really have the room for it. I think I could squeeze something like this in though! :D

  2. that is too cute sis!

  3. Sooo cute! And I love your background!

  4. Hi Carmella,
    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and following, I love your blog and am happy to be your newest follower too! I love the wonderfully crafty people you can meet via blogging!!! Hope you have a wonderful day!
    Jaime from Crafty Scrappy Happy

  5. Super cute! I'm now a new follower, can't wait to see more. Thanks for sharing!

    ~Jess @

  6. This is so clever! And can you beat the price -- I think not! Great job!

  7. Thanks for all the wonderfully encouraging comments!

  8. Hi Carmella...I saw this at Under $10 Tuesday. It's adorable! The tutorial is great...even I could do this! I am a new follower now and am going to look around your lovely blog. Come visit me if you have time...~Ann

  9. This is fantastic! Thanks for the tutorial.

  10. Cute kitchen hanging. I have been using silverware in my latest project as well. It's fun to see a different take on it. Mine is still in progress :) I'm your newest follower!

  11. What a wonderful and cheap piece of art Carmella! I love it! Thanks for the tutorial as well. You're always so creative! Thanks so much for linking up to Terrific Under Ten today!

  12. What a great project! Like and update to the old wooden spoon and fork. Great job!

  13. Way cute! I LOVE to eat too! Thanks for linking up with DIY under $5!

  14. This is awesome. My dad would always say "Let's Eat" before we sat down to dinner. It was kind of a tradition. So...I think this is perfect, and I might just have to steal your idea ;) Thanks for sharing!

  15. Thanks so much for everyone's oh-so-kind comments...I am a happy lady :)

  16. That looks so fantastic Carmella! Thank you so much for sharing it last weekend at our Inspiration Friday party! :-)

  17. this is so cute - saw on pinterest and had to pop over to say hi!


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