Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Framed Vintage Silverware

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I have a frame addiction. If you have read my blog, you have already seen me transform and/or frame things here, here, and here.

I found some great vintage silverware in Canton. I knew I wanted to frame them for my kitchen. I loved how old they look....

I went to Goodwill and found yet another frame that needed to be rescued! Love the artwork....

I spray painted it Valspar Urban beige, and using my own glaze (find out how you can make your own glaze in this project) distressed it a little. I then added some burlap for the background. Now, I thought the burlap made it look a little washed out, so I spray painted the burlap too. I used Krylon Georgia Clay (the red would go well in my kitchen).Here's what it looks like.

I hot glued on the silverware, and voila! Framed silverware for the kitchen.
(sorry for the weird light in this camera is acting up) Love the interesting details!
Total cost:
Silverware = 75 cents
Burlap = free (already had on hand)
Frame = $1.99 at Goodwill
Spraypaint = free (leftover from other projects)

I promise that my next post will not involve a frame :D

I'm linking up over at Room to Inspire and Get your Craft on
and The Shabby Nest 
and Sumo's Sweet Stuff


  1. I wanted to tell you how much I like it and than it gave me a way to use the keys I just got from ballard... thanks- this is gonna work great for me...

  2. Cure idea. The spoon resembles a set of silverware I have that belonged to a relative. Funny to spot it on your post.

  3. This is super fun. I first of all love the flatware, love the frame and sticking them all together looks great. It has just a touch of whimsy and a classic look all at the same time. Thanks for linking up to Be Inspired the way, I love your blog.


  4. I love what you did with this! Great job!

    I noticed on your profile info that you are from Texas-me too!


  5. Great ideas...thanks for sharing

  6. Your blog just keeps getting better. I love all your burlap and frames ideas and your PVC pipe draperies!

  7. Very cute. Just saw your pvc curtain rods at Dyi Showoff... great job. Keep up the great work.

  8. Your thrift store finds turned creative projects are amazing! I too was never really in thrift stores as a child and have just recently started poking around in them to see if I can find treasures or fun projects... you've inspired me so! =) I also LOVE framing things but never even THOUGHT about livening up some old thrift store frames! So many ideas, thank you, thank you!

  9. Wonderful, wonderful idea!!!

  10. absolutely delightful! You did a great job on your clever little project! I hopped over from Fingerprints on the Fridge and am so happy that I did. Please accept my invitation to drop in at my place one day soon. Have a fun weekend! until later...

  11. I really like how this turned out. The frame goes beautifully with the silverware.

  12. I'm putting this idea in my projects folder. Next time I see vintage silverware it's coming home with me! This would look so great in an eating area! Thanks for sharing!

  13. Fab idea for all my thrift shop silverware


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