Friday, March 19, 2010

Fork and Spoon Redo

Back in January I found some great deals at a resale shop that was going out of business. You may remember the lovely wooden fork and spoon from this post. Well, I finally got around to revamping them. The total cost for this project was $8.50!
I paid $2.50 for the set and then spent $3.00 on a can of primer and $3.00 on a can of Black Satin spraypaint. I sanded down the fork and spoon, wiped them down, and sprayed them with a good coat of primer.Then I gave them each two coats of black spray paint to match my kitchen countertops.
I used left over gingham scraps to cover up the strange totem pole faces, and to hang the fork and spoon.
I think they make a nice addition to my kitchen decor...quirky and fun!
{Please ignore the messy kitchen...I took these pics while I was making my rainbow cupcakes! }
To finish up the area I am going to buy the letters E, A, and T to hang above the fork and spoon! Now I just have to decide if I want to paint the letters black, green {the same as the kitchen}, or maybe Mod Podge some paper or fabric on them.





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76 comments:

Kelli said...

Super CUTE! :) Love the idea with the letters, too! Hope you post pics when it's all done.

Leslie said...

Ok, I LOVE the fork and spoon. And I ADORE the green kitchen. (That is the PRETTIEST green!!!) And I'd do modge-podge coordinating papers in black, white, and green - IMHO.

I love your style!

Tina - My Own Party of 5 said...

Super cute and what a deal! Love the way they turned out.

carissa @ lowercase letters said...

just presh. you are crazy creative!!! love them. happy (almost) weekend!

Anonymous said...

I am new to your blog and I love your ideas/thoughts that you share! What a great idea for the spoon and fork!

Kelli said...

KELLI!!!! I LOVE the way those turned out...amazing. They look so nice right there on the wall. You did a great job...so creative with the ribbon (I love gingham!). Love the color of your kitchen too...it's really close to the color or our master bath.

amanda said...

you are super creative and super mom!! love them!! and i love your kitchen. ((and i didn't even notice the 'mess' until you pointed it out..because i was too busy looking at the spoon and fork)) i think the EAT would be a cute addition to them!! great job!

{Kimber} said...

dude!!!!!! I LOVE YOUR KITCHEN!!!! that green is awesome!
adorable fork and spoon too!

McCrakensx4 said...

How fun! Love the idea of making a retro set into a modern and fun idea for your kitchen...great job!

ShyMama said...

Followed your blog now. happy follow friday.

ashley mcgehee said...

They turned out really cute!

Mommy P said...

Those are great! Very creative. :)

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Rockin Momma said...

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Kaz and Amy said...

So cute! You always do such a great job. You're so creative and talented! I love them!

Ashley Bray said...

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Miller Racing Family said...

Wow, those totally don't look like the same forks. Very impressive. I think I would do the letters in green just to bring it all into the kitchen.
Great Job!

Finding My Weigh said...

They look great!

Following from Follow Me Friday. :)

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

They turned out great!! :) Love the embellishment. I wanted to thank you for stopping by today and entering my Giveaway. Hope you'll stop by again sometime! :)

alwayslearning said...

what a great job you did and i think the kitchen is just the place for 'quirky'. now I must keep my eyes peeled for a set of those! Looking at all these blogs has me busy all the sudden. spray painting.....repurposing stuff....I'm getting kinda tired.

purseblogger said...

Hi! Following from Follow Friday :)

Alicia said...

Kelly!!!! OH my gosh, I heart your kitchen big time!

And I love how that project turned out!

You rock!

~SHANNON~ said...

I make cupcakes similiar to your rainbow ones, but I mix the batter to tie dye it!

I found you through Friday Follow, and I'm your newest shiny follower!

I hope you will over to my blog and follow too!

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VKT said...

I found your blog through Friday Follow. Your boys are absolutely precious!!!!!

Charlene said...

I LOVE your green kitchen....Friday Following you, will you do the same for me?

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Oh and your boys are adorable!

Letherton said...

Stopping by from "Friday Follow".

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Chef Penny said...

I love the pics of the boys! I found you through Friday Follow. I look forward to reading more of your adventures.

Hope you will follow me too!

mavericks_mommy said...

Hello

Happy Friday Follow!! Im a new follower!

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OutnumberedMama said...

This is super cool! I say Green!

I found you on the Friday follow and I am now your newest follower - hope you can return the favor! Have a great weekend.

3 Cuzins @ Cuzinlogic said...

Very creative! Can't wait to see the pics, once the letters are up.

Stopping by from Friday Follow, and now following. Have a Great Weekend!

fancygrlnancy said...

Happy Follow Friday, cute idea.
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MageeMommy said...

These are so cute! I'm a new follower visiting from Friday Follow. :)
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Kady L. said...

Following through Friday Follow! Glad to have found you and would love if you'd stop by - I'm still *new* ;)

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great spoon redo!

Kim said...

Found you via Friday Follow and am now following. Your spoon idea is GREAT! I'd love it if you'd follow me too!

Mc Allen said...

wow, these look teriffic! Very creative w/ the fabric too :) Great post!! xoxo LA

Angie S said...

So cute! love them!!

He & Me + 3 said...

Those are too cute. You did a great job. I love it! Fun!

chubskulit said...

I love the color of your kitchen!

Hi there, visiting and following fro Follow Me Friday.

Please come and follow me back when you have a chance. Have a great weekend!

Jenny said...

Hi there! Following from the Friday Follow. This is adorable, but not as adorable as your boys! What cuties! Come by and visit my blog when you get the chance.

Jennifer W. said...

I'm up WAY too late. I was going to tell you that I knew who the 'E' was for but didn't get who the 'A' and 'T' were for!! OMGosh. I need to go to bed. BTW, they are SOOOO cute.
Jen

Bits-n-Pieces said...

you are just too clever! I would never in a million years think of anything that cute!
i love the layout of your kitchen. We've been talking of redoing my b/f's kitchen after we marry, so I'm looking at everyone's trying to decide what I want! Your's is cute!

Fleur de Bee said...

DARLING!! I love how they turned out!! I say you do the EAT in black background with darling scrap paper in coordinating colors towards your kitchen! Just a suggestion :)

The Beckers said...

New Friday follower! Cute blog! Your boys are beautiful! Would love a follow back if you are able!

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Lindsey

Foursons said...

Cute! They remind me of an Everyone Loves Raymond episode when they steal the wooden spoon off Marie's kitchen wall.

Erin said...

I have a couple of these that I was thinking of getting rid of b/c of the tacky handle. I may just have to hold onto them. Great Idea!

Carmen said...

These are cute! How clever to wrap the ribbon around. I don't think I would have thought of that. :)

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I love your description of fun and quirky - they are and I think that is awesome.

4 Lettre Words said...

Wow...what a great idea!!

Cop Mama said...

You are amazing! Those look so cool, chic, and modern.

Nichol said...

Love it...and your kitchen is beautiful!!!

Tracey @ My House of Giggles said...

So cute!! What a simple, great idea! Thanks for stopping by my little blog :)

Rambling Girl said...

Totally cute! I saw where you talked about them on Kimba's comments about the owls...Love your retro update!

MommaD said...

I LOVE the green in your kitchen. We are moving in the next few months and I have been picking up swatches of colors in that vicinity to do our family room in (it has huge french doors that open onto woods in the back and wanted to be contemporary but bring the green outside in). Do you know what color you used so that I might steal it?

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

I love that idea! It looks great!

Patricia L said...

The spoon & fork are cute and I LOVE your green wall color. Can't wait to see what you decide to do for the letters! {found you at TipJunkie}

gilbertsgirl said...

I modge podged three different scrapbook papers on some E, A, & T letters. First I painted the outer edges black, applied the papers to the top, sanded the edges, antiqued and modge podged the entire surface. They turned out just adorable and get so many compliments. Do it - you'll love it!

Brandy said...

This is sooo neat! I love your post font!

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jenjen said...

Kelli! That is just the cutest thing ever! Awesome project!

XOXO
Jen

billybojenny said...

Too funny! I was just "gifted" that same cutlery set! (Apperantly they are from Hawaii) I bought the black spray, and black and white scrapbook paper to "wrap" around the tiki/totem faces. I like the idea of the fabric though... It looks like it would hold up better. I'm so glad you did this project before I did. Now I know its worth it. :) I love how you hung them... I had no idea what to do there. Thanks for your inspiration.

jen said...

These are super cute! Love the fabric!

Beansieleigh said...

Wow!!... MUCH cuter than I expected! I expect I would pick up a set myself, now that I see how cute they CAN be! ~tina

Kimbo West @ a girl and a glue gun said...

so cute! my sister bought some for about 60. So great deal too!

shirley said...

Ooo..I found those exact spoons in my basement when we bought the house I felt uninspired and they went to Goodwill! Ugh, hate when that happens! Love the idea and love your kitchen color. Wish my hubby would be up for that adventure. :)

Ruth H. said...

Fun! The fabric covering was such a good idea--I think those totem poles would have freaked me out too much and I wouldn't have come home with them. Way to use your imagination!

Kristy said...

I bought a large fork and spoon at a thrift store recently, and have just been hanging on to them deciding exactly what I want to do. I love the way you hung these, and I love the fabric wrapped around the middle - nice touch, and a great way to update them!

Kim said...

What a great idea to cover up those carvings. Cute!

jen said...

Visiting from CSI..
I actually made a comment on these in April &
didn't realize it until now...the funny thing is over this past weekend I just bought a pair for 5.00 (u got the better deal!) & I think ours are identical..mine are minus the pretty fabric though!!
Great Job!

Jane said...

The gingham cover up was a great way to take tiki to traditional. I think black and white EAT letters would be cute. Maybe black with small white polka dots.

Kara@ Creations by Kara said...

I've seen hanging utensils before, but yours are some of my favorites! Love how you added the fabric bows! :)

Mandy [Mandy's Yellow Corner] said...

Super cute! This is such a neat idea :]

Holly said...

Really cool! I like how you covered the faces.

Jill said...

I love what you did with this! Super fun and you'd never believe what they originally looked like!

Humble Housekeeping said...

These are so cute! You did a great job getting that pottery barn look, but also making it fit with your kitchen!

Cristie said...

Just darling! love it, love it!

Lori said...

Great idea, you did a fantastic job getting the PB look.

Caro said...

I did the same thing last year!!!
http://carothrift.blogspot.com/2009/09/large-wood-utensils-before-and-after.html

great minds think alike!!

Megan said...

great makeover! they look awesome! I'm featuring this project in a post tomorrow on crazydomestic.com. Feel free to grab our "I was featured" button!

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