Friday, September 23, 2011

Kitchy Kitchen Art

I wanted to post a little something about the newest addition to my kitchen. I found this idea on Pinterest of course!



My kitchen has an aqua and red color scheme, but you could do this with just about ANY color. This is a cheap craft to begin with, but I think I've come up with some ways to make it even cheaper!


Supply List



  • 2 8x10 frames
  • Set of plastic silver
  • 2 sheets of scrapbook paper (the pattern is up to you!)
  • Craft paint
  • Paint brush/sponge
  • Hot glue gun and glue
  • Scotch tape


Steps

  1. Pop the glass out of you frames
  2. Remove the cardboard backing from the frame
  3. Cut your scrapbook paper to the size of backing (if necessary)
  4. Use your scotch tape (or whatever adhesive you choose) to adhere the paper to the backing
  5. Reinsert the cardboard backing into the frame
  6. Paint your silverware (this may take several coats), be sure to allow drying time between each coat
  7. Once your silverware is thoroughly painted, and dried, use your hot glue gun to adhere the silverware to the covered backing
  8. Hang your Kitchy Kitchen Art!



I know my silverware looks pink, but it's just the lighting ... promise!

Estimated Cost

I purchased all my supplies at Michaels, but I'm pretty sure you could find everything you need at the Dollar Store, which would reduce the cost significantly!


  • Frames (on sale): $4.99 each
  • Scrapbook paper: $1.29 per sheet
  • Paint: $.99
  • Silverware: $1.00
  • Paint sponge: $.39

I had the hot glue gun, glue, and scotch tape; but if you don't, add another $10 to $15 to the overall cost!

What project ideas have you completed on the cheap?



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