Last month I toured several beautiful homes at the Audubon Pilgrimage in St. Francisville, LA. In my favorite home tour, I saw a young boy's room that had the following artwork. It is framed linen fabric with arrows and the next one with dream catchers. I was so impressed I sneaked a couple of pics very quickly. That's why the quality is not that great.
I was immediately inspired to make something for my house seeing this idea. I thought of the utensils that I had purchased at a yard sale several years back. A lot of merchandise was from an antique store that had been opened years before. A fellow thrifter told me they were from the Civil War and I immediately came home and check ebay and, lo and behold, there were something just like 'em. Every since then, they have been stuck in a drawer.
I asked my husband if he would make me a frame out of some type of wood that I could poly. He had some scraps of cedar moulding left over from a job and it took him all of 10 minutes to make it!
After my coat of poly dried, I gathered a piece of cardboard, spray adhesive, and a piece of linen I picked up at the local Wal-Mart. I didn't like the look of just the fabric on the cardboard and I didn't have any batting on hand, so I dug a thin towel out of the rag bag and used it between the two to give it a little more padded look.
I used a hot glue gun to mount the utensils. I was afraid it wouldn't hold but so far so go.
Here's a close up of the fork.
And this is my finished product! My fabric could have been pulled a little tighter but this was my first time using spray adhesive and it dried really fast, but I'm quite satisfied with it. I already know where it's going, my new china closet, which I plan on revealing next week! My husband better get on the ball and hang those last few doors for me.
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