I’ve had quite a few comments lately about my spoons that I have in my dining room. The ones that can be found right here:
People seem to like them. They think they look fancy and cool. So I thought I’d show you how I whipped this one up a few years ago.
It started with this little spoon collection that was my great gramma’s. It sat in our basement in a baggy in a drawer and then at my house in another drawer, for about 30 years that I know of. Before that, I don’t know. Maybe more of the same? Anyway, I wanted a cute way to display them.
I grabbed a 5 dollar black frame from Walmart. Yup no dollar store frame for these guys. I went upscale! The spoons are actually just stuck right on the backing of the frame. If you look closely you can tell it’s just the cardboard, but I liked the color of it, so I kept it. Also I took the glass out, clearly.
Get it clearly? And it’s glass? Ha.
If you look from the side, you can see that all I did was hot glue them on in two places. I checked first to make sure that if I ever needed to take the hot glue off, it wouldn’t leave any damage behind. It was fine.
If you want some spoon art for your dining room, or art involving any type of utensil, really, you can find all kinds of fun stuff at thrift stores and garage sales for almost nothing.
Try it out! I invested 3 minutes a few years ago and I’m still getting comments on it. I’d say that’s time well spent.
Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.