Thursday, July 17, 2008

Freaky and Funky








Remember these freaky over sized utensils? They were a Good Will find. I wasn't really sure what I was going to do with them exactly, but they seemed to have potential. It has been several months, and they have been begging me incessantly for their make-over. Well in a creative moment, when Michael took big K and medium sized H golfing, and Little E had fallen asleep snuggled on the couch, it was their chance to be transformed. Actually, I had already spray painted them the day before. At my house, black is the "new" neutral, and very pale gold is the wall color (not my choice, rental home, another story, another day), so black it was.




I had planned to cover them with one type of ribbon to cover the carved handles, but it just didn't look right. Then I dragged out my scrap booking ribbon stash and started to play. I went to town, with no particular color scheme in mind, and the outcome was a bit funky! You can click on the pictures to enlarge if you care to see freaky and funky up close.




I added the bird, cut from a piece of hounds tooth patterned paper as an after thought






I hung them next to the pantry, as that was the only empty wall in the kitchen.


So meet the new occupants of our pantry wall, Mr.Freaky and Mrs.Funky.

(not quite certain who is who!)

What do you think? trash to treasure, or simply trash to trash?

5 comments:

thehomespunheart said...

I love black! I really like how these turned out - I would never have thought to put ribbon down the handles - but it really works. I think what makes it all come together is the bird and leaves - that is just a perfect touch! Great job!

Ginger said...

It looks great...so creative!

Sweston said...

Definitely a trash to treasure. Too cute.. You are so creative.
~Summer

Lisar said...

My opinion is treasure all the way...what a transformation....I love the ribbons and the bird...you are sooooooo creative.
and congratulations on becoming a great aunt....what a wonderful blessing and treasure...Hugs Lisa

Natalie @ I AM (not) said...

Love it! Very creative.