Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Stick a Fork In It

This cute little display hangs in the hall to my kitchen,
right between two doors that lead out of the house.
I wish I could take credit for making the coat hanger.
Our niece and her husband made it
and gave it to us for Christmas a few years ago.

Isn't it wonderful?They bought the forks at the thrift store
and used reclaimed wood from an old fence.

(I can take credit
for making the picture hanging above it.)

46 comments:

Adventure girl wanna be said...

I love it! and your site. you motivate me to constantly see what I can improve around my house;)

Ruby Red Slippers said...

Love the fork coat hanger! Brilliant!

Valarie said...

That is awesome!!!!! I love it!!!

Jo - To a Pretty Life said...

That is adorable. I think I'll have to make one when we move. I'm not allowed to put any new holes in the wall here ;-)

Kacey Randolph said...

So cute and we are on the same page today. I was FINALLY able to post my pics of the find my Dad sent me. You'll have to check it out when you geta chance and give me your fabulous thoughts. :o)

Love this idea of the forks as hangers! Especially since it is near the kitchen. Too cute!

Thanks for your lovely comment on the twinkies birthday party. We all had an excellent time!

Angie said...

Absolutely adorable!!! I am adding this to my idea notebook!

Rambling Girl said...

Gosh you have the most awesome things. I just bought one from Home Depot a few weeks ago and if only I would have seen this earlier I could have saved me some bucks...but oh well I guess I could make some for Christmas prezzies....so darn cute!

Deb said...

Really cute and what a great way to be GREEN.

Julie said...

I love this idea! I will be looking for some forks at the flea market this week. Thanks for all the inspiration:)
Julie

ROXY said...

Very neat and resourceful, I must say! Thanks for sharing!

Weeksie50 said...

How fun is this...

Sandy Toes said...

Could that be any cuter! I have a sterling silver spoon pen and bracelet! I love it...I always do with u!

-Sandy Toes

Bettsi said...

Joy, your niece must come by her creativity from you! Love it! I made the three-opening BOO sign- there is a photo of it in this post: http://lemonadehere.blogspot.com/2008/09/twenty-little-things-to-treasure-in.html,
but I want to post it properly tomorrow with a link back to you. I just wanted to let you know so you won't think I would just use your cute idea and not give you credit. I love all your awesome ideas!

Darlene said...

Oh how cute...so your whole family is crafty heh?!? Love it!!!

nikkicrumpet said...

I'm just frantic running around trying to take in all the posts that I missed the last week. YEEEKS I'll never catch up. I love the fork hangers but my favorite post was the "fall" sign. You always come up with the greatest ideas!!! And I discovered I gotta have my JOY fix everyday!

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

That's a great idea! Are the forks very sturdy or is it more for hanging up really light items..like keys?

coco said...

what a fun idea...great way to use things you already have, love that!

Carol said...

How cute! Thanks for the great ideas, keep them coming!
Carol * in Oklahoma

Bonnie the Boss said...

If I believbed in re-incarnation I would want to be you in my next life. You have an amazing imagintion.
Twilight book lovers would eat this thing up.

Michelle said...

Craftiness? runs in the family I see...Love that:)

Shannon said...

That is so cute! I love the little fork in the huge black frame!

JuJu and Family said...

Hi there Joy, I put a post with a link to your blog letting others know about your ideas. Thanks for letting me know the real McCoy when it came to copying the craft. Take care.
JuJu

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Cute and I love your title! Very creative!

Blanca said...

Pretty cool! That is one cute gift idea.

AJ said...

Looks like your craftiness and creativity runs in the family:):)

Kelly said...

Love, love, love your site! I've been lurking for a while, and am so impressed with all the great ideas you have! I should also mention that you've inspired me to give a few things in my home a facelift with black spray paint. Which brings me to my question. I bought a great dining room set (table, six chairs, buffet, and hutch) off Craigslist last year. It's wood in a honey color, but when I bought it I had every intention of painting it black - just didn't know how. What would you suggest? Obviously the table especially will be used every day so however I do it will need to be able to take some wear and tear. What would you do? Appreciate your advice! Thanks!

Kelly
kbiasco@hotmail.com

ceekay said...

That is very cute. I have seen that before, but only single ones, not like a rack. Your pic is cute too!

Vanessa {Bloom Right Here!} said...

I love both of those pieces. I may have to "frame" some forks or spoons. I did use forks as shelf brackets awhile back. That was fun!

Susie Harris said...

Wow! They are both precious... I bet that greatness of decorating just runs in the family! Great idea with painting the moss brown...hmmmm!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Joy,
That is a great idea! Thanks for posting...very original and creative!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

I love the forks! Such an easy craft project once you get the materials at the thrift store! :)
Carrie

Chris said...

I'm in love with it. Really. I'm thinking Christmas already, and this is a perfect idea. Your little framed fork above it is perfect!

Scrapper With the Catch of Her Life said...

Hi! I have a question about painting on metal...I just purchased a antique brass chandelier at a garage sale. I was inspired to paint it black like the lamp base you painted recently. Is there anything I need to do special with the surface prior to painting it? What paint do you recommend I use? Any information would be most helpful & much appreciated! You can email me at jjbiederman@mchsi.com.

Thanks!!

Jenn

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Yummmy you have the best "eye home candy"...I took a spoon and framed it with beadboard. Love stuff like that. cherry

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

That is soooo adorable. I'd like to make something like that, hide the silverware, or use it all then maybe I wouldn't have to cook and we could all eat out!!! I really like that idea!
Blessings,
Debbie
Joy you have brought 'Joy'!!!!

Mimi Sue said...

How very cute. Love it all. Mimi

Blissful Nikki said...

that is WAY too cute! I think I might give this a try at home!!! I wish someone would gift one over my way! hehe

Jenn said...

That's great, I love it!

Jenn

Mrs. B said...

Wow! I guess talent for making such creative things must run in your family! Love both the "picture" and the coat rack. Great ideas!

I finally got around to making one of your five minute projects which I posted tonight.

Cottagecheap said...

Love it....you nearly forced me to go to Goodwill and find forks. When I move I am going to have to do this!

One Woman's Cottage Life said...

That is so pretty - love the idea of using forks!

Thanks for visiting my blog and your comments about cake decorating. Aren't the classes a blast? Our instructor did tell us the pudding trick though I haven't used it yet...I will soon though!

Thanks again! I've added your blog to my blogroll:) LOVE your site!

Wendy said...

Very cute...I love old silverware!

Sue said...

ANOTHER fabulous idea. I'm telling you that you have the cutest ideas ever!!!!

Lorie said...

Such a cute idea! That would be a cute way to hang mugs in my kitchen!

mommy2gabby said...

So innovative! It is really a cute idea. Can you actually ues it to hange things on?

Jody

Ms. Tee said...

Love the fork hanger and picture, and what a clever title! I hope your internet gets fixed soon. :)

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