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Monday, July 9, 2012

kitchen art update

 Back in 2010 I upcycled some of my mother's cutlery into some Kitchen Art.

 It was one of my most popular posts and was featured in a few spots.
On my stats it comes in third behind my spice angel tutorial and my vintage sewing room.

Two years later the two smaller ones had been moved from the wall in the kitchen to the dining room when I put up my clock and they weren't looking so fresh anymore.
 READ: they were in reach of some grubby little hands and someone had even pulled off a spoon or two! 
So I thought they could do with a freshen up.
After removing the remaining spoons from the frames out came the foil, bi-carb soda and boiling water and I gave them a good clean.
Then onto the background.
My first idea was to get some aqua scrapbook paper and use that as a background.
However, my search at the local shops for something suitable proved unfruitful.
So I came home and shopped the house - some aqua fabric didn't look right, 
music sheets were getting better but still not quite right.
Then I remembered that I had some old newspapers that someone had given me.
I went through them looking for something that would be suitable.
I came across some ads for commonwealth disposal auctions in a Daily Telegraph from 1947!
They were perfect!

  So I cut them out then spray glued the backing board and the back of the newspaper and stuck them together.
Then all I needed to do was to hot glue the spoons back on.

Voila- a whole new look!
What do you think?
Now I am wondering if I should do the other ones as well?

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  1. Hi Deanne
    They look great. How lucky are you to have such an old newspaper?
    Thanks also for the sugar tip. I read Big Fat Lies in one day. So interesting.

  2. This came out great! I just love how you upcycled. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment on my smoothie. I host a weekly link party on Wednesdays that goes live Tuesday night at 8 EST. I'd love for you to join in. I'm a new follower.

  3. I love it...I did the same thing a month or so ago, and it is one of my favorite things in our kitchen to look at. So cute!

  4. Hi Deanne,
    They look fabulous - the newspaper was so perfect - an inspired idea. I also have a bit of a thing for old cutlery and kitchen tools, so I really appreciate how you've displayed these.

  5. What a great idea, esp for odds and ends pieces of silverware.

  6. I love old silver, I love your ideas, and I just might steal it.. when I have time to work on a fun project like this one.

  7. What a cute idea to add the newsprint!

  8. That's so cool Deanne......
    How you find the time I'll never know ;o)
    I LOVE it!!!
    Tania xx

  9. So very pretty. I love the newspaper backs.


  10. Deanne, this is such a great idea! Liz and Tom have a couple of "his" and "hers" spoons from their wedding day -- they'll definitely be doing this soon!

    Thanks again for stopping by Match Made on Hudson -- I'm excited to be your newest follower and would love it if you followed me back!

    Charlie @ Match Made On Hudson

  11. Great DIY project! Thanks so much for stopping by!

  12. Five brothers one sister! That's the same as my husband's family. This project looks great! Thanks for the pictures. I'm a new follower and would love if you followed back at

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  13. This is fantastic. You come up with some great ideas.

  14. i love the cutlery framed like that! Beautiful.

  15. I like this's really cute:)
    New follower, Francine

  16. I love cutlery artwork! I don't know what it is about it. It's just so charming. I really like the newspaper background.

  17. oh my word, i love these!! i'm a sucker for anything with book pages, newspaper, etc! pinning this! found you on the craftionary linky party :-)

    amber from

  18. Really caught my eye at the link party.
    Great job,

  19. Very cute project. I love your kitchen art. Thanks so much for linking up to Hot Fun in the Summertime. Hope to see you next week.

  20. Deanne, these are awesome! I love that you found those ads from 1947!! Wow!! Thank you so much for linking up to our Hot Fun in the Summertime party! God bless!!!

  21. How utterly fantastic, Deanne! You've given me some fabulous inspiration. Thanks for linking up with the Post of the Month Club. J x


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