Virtually all the "art" in our kitchen has some sort of special meaning or purpose.... a picnic basket from a yard sale still fully functional, cake stands for entertaining, decorative plates from my childhood in Europe, a grinder like my mom & grandma used to make Grandma's cookies at Christmas, and then the LETTERs. Yes my husband has a LOVE of typography (as do I) so I thought I would incorporate that love into our kitchen.
I just love our number 5. It represents our family. On the way it looks like it came from an old sign but in real life... cardboard, painters tape, and several layers of paint make up this lovely.
The tin "I"... for our eldest. In fact each member of our family is represented in our kitchen. The old zinc/tin "I".... you guessed it. Cardboard again. And not just any cardboard.... its from a pizza box. How apropos for a teenager!!
All I can say is brass, brass, and more brass! Ugh, I am NOT a brass person.... give me oil rubbed bronze, chrome, nickel, cast iron, even galvanized but please, please do not make me keep brass. (and for the record we still have brass hinges but they make me cringe every time I think about it.... but they get the job done so... they will stay the same.. until I spray paint them!) You can take a look here to see close ups of the new hardware. The cabinet door handles, all the hinges, and the oven knobs all got a new coat of spray paint, Oil Rubbed Bronze.
Above the kitchen stove you will notice a trivet and a spoon hook. The hook, well it is a souvenir.... it may or may not have came from the dining facility at our last base. To this day we have no idea how we ended up with it, just that when we were unpacking after the move we found it. So as a reminder of all the lovely times we had we made it into a hook. Yes it was a group effort between the bending (which was no easy feat!) and the pounding to flatten it (that was a LOT of fun!!)
(sorry about the poor quality.... its in an odd space that just does not get good light... and trust me this is not an accurate representation of our red walls... its photographing too pink.)
I guess I really ought to get myself in gear... the next project awaits me. Art for the dining room (final project) and then its off to work in the spare room or go do a little grocery shopping. And maybe make up a loaf or two of French bread and some chocolate chip cookies to warm up the house a bit.
Have a wonderful day!