Thursday, October 27, 2011

#8, Kitchen Artwork


One more project crossed off the list!

This project took WAY longer than it should have...I was suffering from a serious case of design paralysis. I couldn’t decide what color the frame should be, I couldn’t decide on a quote, I couldn’t decide on the color of the paper, I didn’t know if the frame was big enough, etc. etc. Finally I (mentally) slapped myself across the face and made some decisions!
The first decision was a black frame. I forgot to take a before picture, but the frame was originally gold. I used gray spray primer and FolkArt Shiny Black to paint the frame and inner frame piece.  

The second decision was the quote. I found this print on Pinterest and fell in love. I would have bought this print, but it wasn’t quite what I had in mind.

I also loved this image from the Graphics Fairy.

Combine the 2 and you have this:
You don’t even want to know how much time I spent in Picasa making this…

The third decision was all about the details. I printed my new artwork on a piece of gray paper from my scrapbook stash. Then I used a piece of aqua paper to make a little heart. I used my handy dandy sewing machine to stitch it up and then bent up the sides.

Finally after a week of being a wishy-washy baby, my wall went from blank:
to this:

I love how it turned out!

Cost
Frame – Savers $3.99
White Mat – WalMart $1something
Krylon Spray Primer in Gray – on hand
FolkArt Paint – WalMart $1something
Gray Paper – on hand
Aqua Paper – Michael’s less than $1
Total ~$7.00


If you want a copy of my print, send me an e-mail (or leave a comment). It’s nothing too special, but I’m willing to share.





52 comments:

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    1. Is there any way that you could email me a copy of this print? Ilove it!
      haney_chris@hotmail.com

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  2. love it! i love to eat! lol and wear yoga pants...totally related. lol

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  3. That turned out really cute sam. and i think a julia quote for the kitchen is perfecto!

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  4. I couldnt agree more with the quote - love it, what a great job. And hooray for another thing off the list :o) Scarlett x

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  5. That turned out amazing! I love it! :) And I love eating too...

    Brie @ BreezyPinkDaisies

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  6. P.S. Totally looks better than the quote you found on pinterest too!

    Brie @ BreezyPinkDaisies

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  7. This is so perfect to hang in the kitchen! I guess I'm one of the best people around, because I LOVE to eat!

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  8. Too cute and I love the quote! You found the perfect place to hang it too! Great job!

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  9. What a great original piece of art. It was well worth all the time you spent on it. I am a new follower from Show Me What Ya Got. Vicky from Mess For Less

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  10. I LOVE it!!! So creative! I pinned it, oh, & I definately love to eat!! lol

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  11. I love this so much! I think the saying is great...and the presentation is too cute :) If you're still willing to share, I'd love a copy e-mailed to me! christinasadventures(at)gmail(dot)com

    I featured it on my blog today! :)

    http://christinasadventures.com/2011/11/features-44.html

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  12. hahaha! this is wonderful! love it. i'm in the process of brainstorming for my kitchen...something like this might be on my list!

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  13. Great choice! I printed out the quote in yellow directly from Pinterest as well and framed it as is. It's so true! :)

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  14. I would love to have a copy. Yours look so much better than the original. :)

    frat.housemom@yahoo.com

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  15. Love how it turned out! So glad you linked up with us at Show & Share!

    Marie
    mylilpinkpocket.blogspot.com

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  16. I too would love a copy of your print! I think it's wonderful! You done good.
    dragongirl66 (at)hotmail.com

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  17. I love this and would love to have a copy! lilsues@yahoo.com

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  18. I would love a copy please! my email is aaldridge2006@yahoo.com

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  19. I just found this today and think its adorable! I would love to have a copy! aly.archer@gmail.com THANK YOU!

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  20. I would lOVE to have a copy of this print! I adore Julia Child! morgynluse@gmail.com. THANK YOU!!

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  21. This is perfect!!!! Great job! I would love a copy please!!!
    kswcandles@hotmail.com

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  22. I LOOOOVE this! Can I please have a copy? Could it be printed in 5 x 7 as well???
    lstoia@cfl.rr.com

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  23. I love this print! Could I please have a copy? patti_company@hotmail.com You did an excellent job! It's adorable! Thank you for sharing! :)

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  24. I love for you to share this with me. My daughter new father-in-law WOULD LOVE this! ksfargo@hotmail.com. Thanks!

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  25. I love this! I fell in love with Julia Child's this summer and I would love to be able to put this in my kitchen. Thank you for sharing your talents!

    kh349@msstate.edu

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  26. I love this! I fell in love with Julia Child's this summer and I would love to be able to put this in my kitchen. Thank you for sharing your talents!

    kh349@msstate.edu

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  27. looking for something quirky for my plain white kitchen walls this would be great could i have a copy please
    thanks faye
    fayula1@hotmail.com

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  28. Love this print! Would you share it with me? Thank you!

    seterica7@hotmail.com

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  29. I love what you did with the print, and I also thinks it's better than the original one that you found on pinterest. Could I also have the print? Thank you! roehrich82@yahoo.com

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  30. I'd love a copy of this print. It will be perfect in my kitchen!

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  31. I would really love if you could send this to me electronically, Kayla.M.H1015@gmail.com. Thanks so much!

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  32. Love this! and would appreciate a copy to use myself~ krzooe@gmail.com Thanks :D

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  33. I love this can you send me a copy mhwilde34@yahoo.com
    Thanks

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  34. This is one of my favorite quotes! I would love a copy if you are still offering it. :)

    deseree.morris {at} gmail {dot} com

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  35. Love this! Great job...
    Please share if still available.
    Lisa@polkadotpoundcake.com

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  36. I love, love, love, love this print! If you are still willing to share, will you email me a copy?!
    Thank you!
    Autumn

    goodeatsgirl@gmail.com

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  37. I would love a copy of this too if you are still sharing. It's brilliant. Thank you sarthestar@hotmail.com

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  38. I love it! I am doing a recipes exchange and want to frame it for my decor:) Would you please send it to me so I can print it out? Thanks so much my e-mail is vsiakaluk@aol.com.

    Valene

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  39. You did an amazing job, love it! I also would like a copy & thanks so much for sharing, my email is mosterberg25@yahoo.com.

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  40. I would love a copy of this. It is so cute and nice looking.
    sunshine.dana7@gmail.com Thanks a bunch

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  41. I would love a copy of this print! Nice job!

    AllisonNJLyle@gmail.com

    Thank you!

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  42. I am SO in love with this print! I love this quote too and have been looking for the perfect print of it to put in my house, and I think this is the one! I would love a copy if you'd be willing to email it! aubrie.shaw@gmail.com

    Thanks!

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  43. I found the same quote but was looking for a different look- you read my mind!! I would so appreciate it if you emailed me a copy of the print- nicolepaschall@gmail.com

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  44. I would love a copy of this! So cute! my email is britbell12@gmail.com
    Thanks!

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  45. I love this print! Just came across it on pinterest. Would you mind sharing your work with me? Thanks!
    scarroll1976 at gmail dot com

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    1. Can you send me a copy of this... I love it ktgirard at gmail

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  46. If you still have it would you mind sharing the kitchen artwork print with me? I'm trying to decorate our new house on a budget :) veronica dot howitt at gmail dot com

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  47. I would love to hang this in my kitchen! Would you mind emailing it to me? allisondunlay@gmail.com

    Thanks so much!

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