I was inspired by this post to participate in the UCreate Create With Me May Project, and it was a lot of fun to work on a project for my recently updated kitchen.
I started with this gold frame I found under our bed. Not sure where it came from or how long it's been there. I loved the intricate details, but not the color.
So, I spray painted it brown.
I followed these directions and added chicken wire to the back of the frame. (Actually, my husband did this part, because I rushed off to work. I'm so proud of his craftiness! Don't tell him I said that.)
I know the original post was for a jewelry organizer, but since I had already made one for my earrings, I wanted this for my kitchen. So, I made some coordinating clothespins with fabric flowers to hold all my kitchen display pretties.
I cut a small strip of fabric (about 1/2") and glued it to the clothespin. I made some ric rac flowers(rolled ric rac together) and other random flowers out of tiny strips of fabric to add to the ends of the clothespins. I really didn't have a tutorial for this- I just starting twirling the fabric or ric rac together until it looked like a flower.
I love how it looks! It not only adds a punch of color to my kitchen, but it's a great place to clip photos I love, recipes I want to try, coupons I should use and spare house keys. It gives new life to this frame that was hiding under the bed.