Easy and cheap-as-can-be wall art using thrifted spoons and a fun variety of colorful paint. Perfect for any kitchen!
Here I go again sharing an updated tutorial that I’ve basically already shared before! The weird part is that I really feel like I move beyond liking things in my home pretty quickly. Once I move out of a place, I’m usually happy to leave the decor there behind and start all over! (of course everyone wants all new everything every time they move!) But, weirdly, in this home I’ve revisited a couple of things that I’ve done in previous homes. Although, none of them were in my last house. So maybe that’s why they feel fresh and well-suited again. Because it’s been a year and half since I’ve seen them. I don’t know!
Two weeks ago I shared an updated post for these Instagram Polaroid Blocks. That was a wall decor DIY that I’d had in my home three years ago. Same with these spoons! Actually, I first made these dip-painted spoons in 2011. I’ve used them in three different homes. After we moved out of our last apartment a year and half ago, I decided I had used them enough and that I was over them. I actually threw almost all of them away! (I never throw things away so really I was proud).
And I kind of thought I was over all the colorful details that house had featured. Truth be told, I kind of am. While I’ll always love bright colors, my true affinity lies with neutrals. I am a big fan of Scandinavian decor. Minimal and neutral all the way! And I thought that’s what this home would be like. (my bedroom and Stella’s room kind of are.) But the truth is, I still have lots of colorful furniture that I cannot bring myself to get rid of (i.e. my turquoise couch). Also, I felt like the kitchen just needed colorful cabinets. So color re-entered this home in a pretty big way. And I ain’t mad about it!
Even when I decided to do these spoons again though, I still thought I might go a lot less colorful, maybe even a white to black ombre. But then I looked at the old pictures of my late spoons and I just loved the colors so much. These spoons do vary from those a bit but the fresh paint looks so much nicer and it matches the current kitchen a little better.
These spoons are honestly my favorite wall decor I’ve ever had. Kitchens are SO HARD for me for some reason. But the moment I first hung these five years ago, my kitchen decor woes were over! They’re also my most complimented decor. Everyone loves them! The best part? You can fill a pretty big wall out for less than $10 (assuming you don’t need to buy paint)!