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Thursday, August 26, 2010

kitchen art

I wanted to put some sort of artwork in my kitchen but I wasn't sure what.
I have long admired cutlery in shadow boxes and thought I might do that, but I can't buy them in the town we live in so it was either wait until I could go to Spotlight or make some- neither of which I wanted to do. 
But then I saw some just in frames, so out came all the old frames that I had laying around with out dated photos, some old cutlery that was my mum's and voila I quickly had my kitchen art.

I took this frame and removed the back- the glass had already been broken so no worries there.

I painted the thin MDF insert white.

and with my trusty glue gun in hand glued this cutlery onto it.
This is actually cutlery that my parents got when they were married with bone handles.
It is called Imperial by Sheffield and was made in England for those who wish to know these things.

I really like the way the dark  wood of the frame matches my bench top.

In this frame I put two tablespoons from the same set.
I also just painted the backing board white, the board had a grain in it and I quite like this effect.

 Here it is above the other set.
I found some odd spoons and things and with two old frames that I painted black glued them onto the original print turned upside down.

I also put these in my kitchen above the servery window.

I have wanted something there for a long time as it looked sort of naked but I wasn't sure what.
I didn't want a clock as their are two clocks on my twin ovens directly beneath this.
Did you notice how I cleverly cropped the photo so I didn't have to clean up the messy kitchen bench.
And for those who follow my blog yes I have changed my display to spring green.


  1. Those are great! What an awesome idea!

  2. I love them, especially the spoons. Thanks for linking up!

  3. I love is definitely jazzed things up without cluttering things up.

  4. Very clever! I loved how you used something from your family.. its always fun to hear the story behind the art. Great idea. :)

  5. Wonderful idea I am going to remember. Beautiful!

  6. Very cute! Looks like Pottery Barn or Restoration Hardware to me! :)


  7. I love that idea - looks great. Especially love the knives you used. Their handles are fabulous.

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  8. Cute idea...and what really caught my eye are your shelves with the green glassware - beautiful

  9. Oh, this looks wonderful! You did a great job and how special that the pieces were your parents! If you'd found something like this in an antique shop you would have paid quite a lot for them.
    Be a sweetie,

  10. I love the way that these look! Very cute!

  11. Awesome idea for kitchen art...they are really cool!

  12. I adore those. And good for you finding a way to do it NOW and not have to wait to go spend money on expensive shadow boxes.

  13. how simple is that! thank you for the inspiration :) come on over and link up to MMM!

  14. Gorgeous! I love symmetry and these fit the bill perfectly.

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  16. I absolutely love them! I've grown quite fond of cutlery art myself and am in the midst of a similar project. They look terrific in your kitchen.

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  17. Now that's creative!!! I just love the way this turned out! It's really beautiful, and something I think I can do too - which makes it even more inspiring! Thanks for sharing, and as always inspiring!
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  18. Such a simple yet terrific idea - absolutely love it and especially love that it's a part of family history.

  19. Brilliant! I have been wanting to do this with vintage keys--but you have me re-inspired!

  20. what a cool way to display your heirlooms! I'm featuring this project in a post tomorrow on! feel free to grab our "i was featured" button!


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