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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!

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.


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

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

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

  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

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

    Brie @ BreezyPinkDaisies

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

    Brie @ BreezyPinkDaisies

  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!

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

  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

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

  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! :)


  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!

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

  21. This is perfect!!!! Great job! I would love a copy please!!!

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

  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! :)

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