I love upcycling and repurposing items from the thrift store! I found this awesome spoon hanger / rack at salvation army for $3.99 and couldn’t resist. I had no idea what I was going to make but I knew I had to have it. After throwing around some ideas with my facebook friends I did what any other mother obsessed with her child would do, I made a picture frame. The beauty of this piece is that the pictures are interchangeable and can be switched out easily. Love it.
I don’t even know what these things are called…. spoon holder, spoon rack, spoon hanger? Either way they are EVERYWHERE. I see them in the thrift store all the time and since people these days do not have as much use for them they are cheap (if they aren’t then talk to a manager and tell him you won’t pay over 5$. Seriously) I think a jewelry hanger or a kids hair accessory hanger would also be a great upcycle project for these racks.
Materials: spoon hanger, primer, paint, clear gloss spray, spring paper clips
First I stapled picture hanging wire onto the back so that I could hang this on my wall easily.
Next I sprayed on Primer. I use black Rustoleum Painters Touch from Amazon. It lasts for a large amount of projects, great stuff! Tip: Use black for projects that you want to look antique / rustic/ vintage. Use white for basic clean cut painting. I keep both on hand at all times.
So I only have a few paint colors from previous projects and do not want to use them again so I added white paint to my existing green I used on my Exquisite Emerald Nightstand. I don’t know if this paint mixture is ideal, I’m not a paint expert but it worked for me and seems to be holding up great. It came out a really cool Mint Green.
After deciding how I want to space my pictures I sanded down the spots where my spring paper clips would go and then hot glued them down.
The best part about painting over black primer is that you can sand down all corners and edges to expose the black underneath and it looks awesome. Here are some before and then after pictures of sanded edges
Lastly I cut my pictures to be square and I rounded the edges with this corner punch from amazon
I love how it turned out. The green is perfect and it is super easy to change out the pictures. I hope this post inspired you to go and upcycle something!
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