Yes, I did write FORK ART and no I didn’t misspell FOLK ART. I saw this idea at the Red Barn Candle Company and I thought it would be a perfect way to add a little vintage charm to my 80’s kitchen!

I gathered up my supplies:

1 serving fork or spoon from Goodwill (I couldn’t decide so I experimented with both)
Picture with frame from Goodwill
Spray paint in Oil Rubbed Bronze and Metallic Pearl Mist Paint and Primer in 1 from Rustoleum
Masking Tape
Hot glue gun

I started with this picture frame…

I searched for a textured wood frame but after a few thrifty trips I gave up and went with this one. I started with Blue Ocean Breeze and hated it. Not the actual color. Just the color on this frame.

Then I thought I would use my craft paint to make a mixture and so I began…

White, almond, silver, black…..the frame was a hot mess.

So I decided to admire the utensils cause don’t you know I love the oil rubbed bronze spray paint. I popped out the glass and attached some burlap to the picture and backing. I secured the burlap with masking tape. Sometimes I just amaze myself. I’ve been growing an increasing level of disgust for my glue gun because it likes to burn me… 🙁

I did glue the fork to the burlap without 3rd degree burns. So yeah I’m getting the hang of this crafty thing.

Once I popped the “picture” back into the frame I hung it on the wall and lived with the hot mess frame for a few days. Later, while browsing the spray paint aisle at Home Depot I found this…

The neat thing about this stuff is that the cap of each can really does a great job of showing you what the color will look like. Pearl Mist is beautiful. And in a pinch this stuff can change a hot mess into something misty and magical.

Question: So, what do you think? Still a hot mess or misty magic?

P.S. I spy something green….

I’m linking this project up here and here.

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20 Responses

  1. Kim (The Money Pit)

    CUTE! And I do love that Krylon spray paint.. it is amazing the stuff they make these days!

  2. Jeanette Sumruld

    Love this! I’ve seen these before but never with an oil rubbed finish on the silverware.

  3. Juggling Act

    Hello! Stopping by from the Marvelous Monday
    link up at Jam’s Corner. This is such a cute idea– I love it! I hope you’ll
    visit me at

  4. Kathryn Griffin

    I love it! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  5. the Style Sisters

    Great idea! Come link up to centerpiece Wednesday and share your idea with us!

  6. Julie Murkerson

    This is an awesome little project. Thanks for sharing on Marvelous Mondays!

  7. Stephanie

    Great idea – I can see doing this with a whole series of old kitchen things. Thanks for sharing.

  8. BeColorful

    This is a project that has been on my to do list for almost a year. You have brought it back to the forefront for me. Love your interpretation of it. Thanks so much for sharing this week on BeColorful.

  9. cathy@My 1929 Charmer

    I like it, and I like how the light and dark play off each other. fork color against frame. I think it is simply pretty, and has vintage feel to it! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s
    Best – you helped make the party a success!

  10. Kristin C.

    Love this! Need to make some for my kitchen! I have silverware and burlap, I’m ready to go, lol =)


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