Thursday, April 12, 2012

Shabby Silverware/Napkin Keeper

Every time we have a buffet line for large gatherings or company over or whatever, I never have napkins  that are easily excessable, I hate setting silverware around each plate and I'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR ONE OF THESE HANDY DANDY ALL-IN-ONE old school holders to redo!
Well lo and behold, good things come to those who wait it out.  You always eventually find what you're looking for in a thrift shop or a garage sale.  I live by that rule.  It was more than I'd normally pay at $2, but hey.  I'd really been wanting one.  

It's actually a super light sky bluish color, the pic just make sit look white.  It ain't, I tell ya.  I spray painted the inside since I didn't want the hassle of trying to squiggle and wiggle a paint brush inside there.  Then sanded the edges, stenciled my letters on, and called it good.  Took probably a whole 15 minutes of my time.
And just another project I finished today:

This sign was custom made for an expectant mother who has pink and peach as her nursery accents.  I used leftover particleboard siding from the cabin.

To see some more of my latest signs, click HERE.

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And I can't leave without a shout-out to one of the most fabulous and - here comes the keyword - AFFORDABLE baby boutiques on the web!!  Check out some of the new darling items at Willow Children's Boutique.  I'm in love with these to-die-for lace rompers!!!
2-3 Toddler Lace Romper - Click Image to Close
Funky Junk's Sat Nite Special

Tip Junkie handmade projects


  1. I really like that idea. I'm going to be looking for one of those while I am shopping at thrift stores.

  2. I love the new finish on your keeper. Good deal.

  3. What a cut idea. I just love it. I'm so glad I found your wonderful blog. I'm now following on GFC. It would make me so happy if you came and shared this at my Sunday Round Up party going on right now @
    Hope to see you there

  4. I would really love to find one of those caddies too! Yours turned out so nice, great job!

  5. Hi Kammy!
    Visiting from the Craft-o-maniac linky party...
    SO cute! Love it! great job!

  6. I love the silverware caddy redo! I'll definitely be on the hunt for one myself now.


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