The kitchen area of any thrift store across the US has a bin of wooden utensils. While cheap, most I would want to use for cooking. But I found another use for these kitchen scraps.
The idea for Kitchen Scraps came to me months ago when I was in the middle of making something to hide our ugly cable box. You can see and read about how to hide the cable box here.
I bought the wooden kitchen utensils at our local thrift store, then got busy putting the idea in action.
I did take every bit of the fifteen minutes to put this one together.
I grabbed a board from the ever-growing wood pile 🙂 and arranged the wood utensils in a pattern I like. I liked the utensils to hang over on each side better than fitting the board.
Then took a picture so I could remember the pattern!
I spent a whopping $1.50 for that wooden spoon, but it came with the fork. The others were 25 cents apiece. I drilled two teensy holes into the handles of each piece. Then a bead of wood glue and tapping in small nails holds the creation together. Use needle nose pliers to hold the nail. Saves whacking your fingers!
Next, I coated everything with creamy white paint. I used a small artist brush to get the paint into some of the grooves. I painted it on thick. Which is hard for me because I paint with a light hand.
Do you paint heavy or light?
After the paint dried, I touch some areas with an antique white for more definition. Then when that dried I lightly sanded the high areas for even more definition.
Then I added a glass handle. I found the glass handle years ago at an antique shop for $6 and never used it. I didn’t stay with my thrift shop purchase with the handle but I liked it better than any others. So, I hope you allow me this one. 🙂
Although it would be cute with a black painted handle!
I hung it above my sink with a bar rag handy for my messes.
My kitchen scrap, or handy art!
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