Sunday, May 13, 2012

Cheap & Easy Shabby Chic Decor

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I have SOOO many new ideas for the new house that I had to start writing them all down because I couldnt keep up with all of them! Lol. I know its going to take me a little time to get to all of them & get them done, but eventually I will! But for now, its the simple stuff! I am re-doing my new kitchen in shabby chic-cottage-french-country style roses & sweet pinks & pastel type colors & cupcakes! So while going through a box of craft things I ran across these serving platters I bought at DollarTree for a project gone bad & I decided to just save them for another time! I saw a really neat idea & my inspiration on homemade shabby chic kitchen decor here @:
http://ginkelsey.blogspot.com/2011/07/shabby-chic-kitchen-decor.html
After seeing it, I book marked it & wrote it down in my notebook...when I saw the trays I immediately thought to use them in this little project & make this my own way! And here is how I did it & how it turned out! Pretty stinkin' cute if I do say so myself! Mr.Hooah even admitted they were "cute" even tho he may not admit it to anyone else haha!(:

What You need: 


How to:

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Paint your flatware(I got mine @ Dollar Tree for $1 each set) on some old newspaper or plastic,I had to do 2 coats.


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I used Krylon Ivory Satin & sprayed 2 coats over my recycled platters.
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This is what your flatware should look like after it drys! SO adorb, right?!
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Now hotglue on the bottom & top of the back of the flatware & place it on the platter. I would arrange it how u want it on the platter before gluing so you can see how you like it best!
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Take some ribbon & make a hanging-loop.
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I also added a bow to a piece of flatware!
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Now how darn CUTE are these?!?! Finished cute shabby chic, CHEAP & adorable kitchen decor! Cant wait to hang this up in my new kitchen, it means something to me to have created something cute, fun, & colorful to add to our new home! (:

I also linked up here:
http://bowdabrablog.com/2012/05/19/saturday-showcase-craft-projects-2/


AND SOOO STOKED TO BRAG ABOUT THESE BEING FEATURED HERE @:
Confessions of a Stay At Home Mommy

21 comments:

  1. This project is as sweet as you are. Looks like it was fun to make and is really adorable. Job well done!

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    1. Aww ty! It was & Mr.Hooah thought we could eat off the flatware when it dried, he didnt realize I had other plans for it lol!

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    2. You got featured!!! I am so proud of you. I just noticed your feature on We Like To Learn as We Go. Your blog is going places!

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    3. ty girl! i am SO proud! i cannot believe how far it has came so far, even w/out the award & features, i never thought back when i first started that i could actually do all of this. YOU & HOPE have been MAJOR inspirations, u guys were the 1st real bloggers to follow & welcome me here, ty both so much, means A LOT!!!

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  2. How fantastic! Way to think outside the box and come up with really fun and original artwork. : )

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    1. ty girl, i just love them, they turned out better than i had expected lol

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  3. These are so whimsical and feminine! I love the little bow. Your blog is adorable! New Follower =)

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    1. They def turned out to be adorb! Thanks girl, I really appreciate it!(:

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  4. This is such a clever idea.

    Mrs. Delightful
    www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  5. Ty muches! (: Hope u have a great weekend & I will definitely swing by & check out ur blog!(:

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  6. Nice! Thank you for sharing at Handmade Tuesdays!

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  7. Love this project! It turned out really cute. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday this week. Have a wonderful weekend.

    Michelle

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  8. This is really cute! Its perfect for a decoration in the kitchen. Thanks for sharing at Showcase Your Talent Thursday!

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  9. Hi Carrie! How awesome! We love how you made and explained these.

    I would LOVE if you stop over at our Crafty Saturday Showcase and linked up this project. It runs from Sat-Thur at noon. Then our designers pick our favorites and feature them on Friday. This would go great in the collection!

    Link: http://bowdabrablog.com/2012/05/19/saturday-showcase-craft-projects-2/

    Hope you are having a great weekend,
    Susie @Bowdabra

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    1. ty! i sure will! im so glad that you liked them & asked me to link up. hope u have a great weekend! (:

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  10. Thanks for linking up to last week's Tuesday Confessional. You've been featured, so stop by and pick up a brag button!
    http://www.craftyconfessions.com/2012/05/tuesday-confessional-features-2.html
    ~Macy

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    1. YAY! ty! i appreciate this so much girl!(:

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  11. This is such a great idea! I'm featuring you tomorrow! Make sure you stop by to grab a featured button.

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