Monday, February 1, 2010

Forks and Spoons Above



Making a chandelier for your kitchen...











1. Find an antique broom holder.











2. Go outside to umbrella stand. Remove candleholder and bring inside. Turn it upside down and secure in place.














3. Purchase silverware from Goodwill. Persuade husband to drummel holes in ends of forks and spoons. Secure with wire and pretty little crystals.






4. Be amused months later upon seeing this....retail $4800 at Anthropologie.

22 comments:

  1. That is awesome! What a great idea!! Just found you.

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  2. What a treasure!! And you my dear have a talent. What is the next great project you have in store for us?

    Thank you for visiting my little world. I am glad I have found yours. :)

    Cheers~
    e

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  3. Wow! That is great!! In response to your question, I just painted right on top of the glass! Not sure if that's the best way to do it but so far so good! Have fun with your new blog :)

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  4. Hi there Julie! You sure have made a great start with your blog and I would love to follow it.
    I love your chandelier. I've never seen one quite like it!
    Angex

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  5. great idea! looks great! very anthro!

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  6. What fun!!! I too have just joined the blog world and have absolutely no idea what I am doing but don't care much as I am enjoying my little visits with everyone and hope that one day they will visit me too. Good luck will check in again soon

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  7. $4800.00 ? Wow! This is such a fun little project, thank you for the time you took to post it : )
    My father-in-law did something similar and made a little wind chime with old silverware, he bent the tines of the forks in a uniquue way to maximize their 'tinkling' sounds... It never dawned on me to bring the idea indoors!
    Love your story in the personal profile too; good job on your marriage and your family!
    Ciao~

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  8. HI Julie, I love your chandelier, very creative. Thanks for stopping by at my blog. See you around Julie and have a great weekend.

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  9. Adorable! My husband has been wanting to make one of these.. he is quite artsy!

    Michelle

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  10. Very nice! Very clever as well! I'm sure it adds a nice touch of charm to your lovely home.

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  11. That is so freaking cool. I featured this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. Grab my "featured" button.

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  12. Amazing! Simply amazing! That is so cool. Good for you and your creativity!

    Nancy

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  13. That's awesome. I have never seen an antique broom holder :(

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  14. This is AWESOME!! I'm off to look for an antique broom holder!

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  15. WOW... fantastic job! I think it is better than the $4800 one... the antique broom holder makes it! :)

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  16. Made one for the lake house, used a small round hanging pot rake, drilled holes, wired the spoons and forks on, strung a small light in the middle, all for about $45.00

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  17. Wow! This is just amazing. I need one for my kitchen. Where did you find the antique broom holder?

    I love your blog & am now following! Can't wait to see more!

    http://mintnclandycreate.blogspot.com

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  18. I think it looks better than the Anthropologie one!! Awesome find with the antique broom holder. And even more awesome idea of what to do with it!!!

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  19. The Brocante chandelier at Anthropology is actually from my showroom Interieurs and designed by Jose Esteves.it has been the most copied of all our unique pieces. The real thing is actually in silver, handmade by one of the most creative lighting artist I have worked with.You should come and see his show in New York and perhaps share with your readers the creative process that goes behind a design. I am happy to see that artsy followers try to emulate the look but I cannot bear any more the awful knock off that one finds at the furniture shows.

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  20. Thanks for stopping by Francine and sharing about the piece at Anthropology. It's beautiful. I put my piece together on a whim, and stumbled upon the real deal one day online. I'm off to learn more about Jose Esteves. Thanks again!

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