I big-pink-puffy-sparkly-heart Pinterest. I have only been using it for a few weeks, but I have already created several very useful pinboards which have helped me keep track of all the ideas I find on the internet.
My Kitchen Décor board has been one of my favorite boards to fill up. Each time I find a picture that makes me go “Ooooh,” I quickly pin it so I can find it later.
After days of admiring my pinboard, I decided it was time to translate those ideas to reality.
Instead of buying letters for an EAT sign, I freehanded some letters onto a dismantled diaper box. I cut them out with a box cutter verrrrrrrrrry carefully.
I have two old, yellowed copies of the Better Homes and Gardens cookbook, one of which is in 3 pieces. Since the book has seen better days, I thought it would be okay to sacrifice it for this kitchen project.
I ripped up a few of the cookbook pages and Mod Podged them onto the letters.
I loved Beth’s idea (from The Stories of A to Z) of framing antique silverware. I have my grandmother’s silver, but I never have a chance to use it. By framing these pieces, I can enjoy them everyday… and I never have to wash them!
For the frame, I cut a piece of diaper box to fit in the frame. I wedged it and a Target tea towel I had on hand into the 4th frame that I didn’t use for my Audubon Bird Prints. The lines on the tea towel are a little wonky, but I will get over that.
Then all I had to was use some straight pins to pin the silverware onto the cardboard.
I hung these two projects on my giant, bare kitchen wall alongside two canvasses I bought for super cheap at Family Dollar. I had been looking for something similar to these no longer available Pottery Barn canvasses, and these are perfect. Plus, they have Joshua 24:15 on them, which makes them even better in my opinion.
Since I had all the items on hand, I was able to finally bring some personality into our kitchen without spending any money! I still have some things I would like to do in our kitchen, as you can see from my Pinterest board, but this is a great start.
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What are your favorite Pinterest boards?