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Thanks so much for stopping by! I believe that everyone can have a beautiful home without spending a fortune! One of my favorite things to do is find creative ways to re-purpose things I already have on hand, or have picked up at yard sales and thrift stores. Join me as I share with you some of my favorite ideas for crafting and decorating, as well as travel adventures, and fun things that I pick up on my treasure hunts! Much of my work is influenced by my love all things French, nature, and of course shabby chic! I have gotten so many creative ideas from you very talented bloggers out there, and I hope that I can be an inspiration to you as well!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Giant Turquoise Fork & Spoon

Hello and Happy Monday!  Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!
Today I'd like to share with you a recent fun makeover of mine!  I've transformed several sets of giant wooden vintage fork and spoons, but had never found a pair as unique as these!  The details are amazing, and feature a heavily hand carved design that I think is so pretty!  Of course, they didn't begin life looking this good.  Oh no!
 This is what they looked like when I first discovered them a few weeks ago.  Ok, but destined for fabulous!!  I was nearly jumping up and down with excitement when I first spotted them in the window of a thrift shop one morning.  The shop hadn't opened yet for the day, but when it did, I made a bee line for these babies as quickly as I could!  I immediately knew that they just had to be painted turquoise!!

I love mixing various colors of paint til I come up with just the right shade.  While it was rather tedious painting these by hand (I've yet to find a turquoise spray paint!), I am really happy with the results!
Some distressing, and my favorite Ralph Lauren antiquing glaze, and viola!  They have gone from drab to fab!
And here is the big reveal!  These puppies are really big, measuring over 2 1/2 feel long!
They now reside in my Etsy shop, but in the mean time, I am admiring them!
Have a great day!  Now go out and find something to transform!

I'm linking up with Donna over at Funky Junk for SNS


NanaDiana said...

Those are really cute, Donna, NOW...before? Not so great! I think they will probably sell really quickly.

Did you decide to do another show this Fall/winter? I know you said it was really easier to do etsy than the shows.

I have been so busy here...well, YOU know what it is like at my house. We have a new venture starting (again) which I will share with you soon!

Hope your Fall is wonderful and you will be delighted with winter there I think-rather than in MI. Let's see....HOW much time until you come home? xo Diana

Ido said...

These are gorgeous! love the color. I found a spoon as big as those before and didn't know how to transform it, I just rubbed some white paint and that was it, but it looks ok. I bet yours will fly from your etsy store!

Musings from Kim K. said...

I thought of you this weekend, Donna. Josie and I got very busy with glitter and special crafting projects. I always think of you when I get out the glitter. I'm loving your large fork and spoon project. Gorgeous colors.

fabriquefantastique said...

I did read your post where you said its easier to do etsy than shows....beginning to agree. Last show I did I came home and slept for 10 hours straight.

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Donna,
Oh wow, these large wooden spoon and fork look great.
I remember my Mum having them when I was a child. lol
I've become a follower after Cindy sent me over.
I like what I see so I'll be back.
Creative hugs,

Debbie said...

Wow! the detail on those babies is amazing, Donna!
The color you came up with is sooo beautiful!!
I'm sure they will sell quickly.

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

They look soooo much better, now! Love the color and the distressing!!!

Anonymous said...

Love it. Turquoise is my favorite color.
Enjoy your weekend.

Rose Garden Malevik said...

Lovely colour :)
and do not miss.....




It is fun :)
Håkan ( The Roseman)

Leo said...

Oh my gosh - I love these. They would be great in my kitchen. I wish I could find these in red!!!