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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Vintage Utensils

Do you have vintage utensils that have sentimental value like I do?  Or do you just like picking them up at garage sales because they remind you of when you were little?  I have a little bit of both.  I have this one spatula that was my Mom's and I couldn't part with it.  But it had no ethereal value whatsoever.  So one day I decided to paint on the handle with acrylic paint, nothing fancy, just a suggestion of farm buildings and trees and this was the result:

Here it is hanging on the wall near the stove area in the kitchen.  And then I had an old wood handled can opener that I picked up at a sale.  I also painted a mountain scene on it and this is how that came out:
To finish off, I had hubby varnish the handles and that brought out the colors nicely and the detail.  This is such a fun project and if you are a good painter, you could paint a little spray of flowers on the handles or sayings with vine and flowers, use your imagination.  These little touches make a vintage kitchen utensil into a keepsake and even a housewarming gift!  If you try this, please send me a picture as I would love to see your creations! 
Thanks for looking and come back soon!  If you like this post you may also enjoy my other blogs: TWO HAPPY and  KERRIE'S KORNER, SC



  1. You did a great job, Kerrie. I really like your paintings. I have seen paintings on tools before (like saws and shovels), but not on kitchen utensils. What a fun way to decorate the kitchen...

  2. What a cute idea. I really like your painting of the farm scene on the spatula. I don't have a lot of old kitchen utensils but I have a collection of old hand and garden tools. I might have to give this a try.

  3. What a talent you both have :)) The painting is lovely of the old farm, will be visiting you again soon Pat in tas :))


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