Monday, May 9, 2011

EAT book page and utensil sign


The idea for this art has been rolling around in my head for awhile now. And actually the project sat half finished on my kitchen counter for days. I love how it turned out though.



I took a few canvases that my daughter had around her room and was doing nothing with. I bribed her with money and bought them off of her. The canvases had flowers on them, so I painted a few coats of cream paint on the canvas first. Then I took some book pages from one of the books in my collection and mod podged them down.

I had a collection of children's silverware (yep, that stuff is the real deal) that is eons old (still had the box) that I found when we moved. I got it out of my husband's great aunts basement when we were preparing her home for her estate sale after her death years ago.


I added the vinyl word EAT to the bottom of one of the canvases (cuz that's what you do with silverware!)


And put them above my pantry door.


I was even pleasantly surprised to see that some scripture was included on the pages I used. Totally random...and totally awesome.




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20 comments:

Deneen said...

I really love this idea! Very creative!
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Camie at "Home is where they love you" said...

This is awesome..I love it!

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Betsy said...

I love this idea. What a wonderful way to show off the children's silverware. Awesome!

kendascrafts said...

Neat idea!

La-Dee-da crafter said...

cute!!! Very creative.
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Lori@KitchenFunk said...

I love everything with book pages - these are really nice decorative items!

NYCLQ said...

What a clever and creative idea! Love it!! xo

:D Lynda

THEREDDENFAMILY said...

Oh My Goodness..Am in LOVE with this idea!! Going to go home and make it for my home!! Cant wait..thank you so very much for sharing!! :)

Lauren @ YoungNester said...

I LOVE these canvases! Great idea! I would love for you to link up to my Ten Buck Tuesday party! It lasts all week! And I'm your newest follower :)

OhioMomPatriot said...

This is a great idea to do with a cook book I have that I don't like. Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

Danielle said...

Such a great idea- I love this! Thanks for sharing

Debbie said...

Cool idea...very creative!

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

these are really really cute!! great eating area decor :) Thanks for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday!

MessyMissy said...

SOOO funky. I love how you think outside the box. :-) Thanks for linking up!!

OrangeHeroMama said...

This is a FANTASTIC project!! I MUST do something similar at my house!!

LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!

Christina said...

I featured this on my blog today...you did an awesome job!!

http://christinasadventures2010.blogspot.com/2011/05/sunday-features-20.html

c.w.frosting said...

Holy Craft... great utensil display! I love book pages and flatware, and you put them together!

-caroline @ c.w.frosting

Lauren @ YoungNester said...

I loved your wall art so much I featured it on this week's Ten Buck Tuesday! Email me at youngnester(at)gmail(dot)com to get the code for the "I've been featured at Young Nester" button! Have a great week :)

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

Hey! I featured this on my blog today! Come grab a button :) http://mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/05/your-whims-wednesday-7-and-features.html

bridgetscrafts25 said...

Really great idea! I like using that space above doorways, it seems to be somewhat neglected as a decorating space! Nice!
Bridget ;>}