A Very Simple Paint Re-Do Project...Let's Eat!


In the midst of this summer full of family happenings, I took a few minutes (and that's really all it took!) to do a fun re-do project!  Remember the monkey pod wood pieces that so many of us had in our homes growing up?  I remember many pieces in my home, souvenirs from my military father's tours...especially a large wood fork and spoon set.  Recently I found a set in a thrift store and knew I wanted to do a simple re-do.  I almost forgot to get a "before" photo...but I'm sure you have seen these...


Just a quick coat of black spray paint totally changes these!  I think they would be really fun done in bright colors, too, 
for a modern look!


They are hung on either side of the French doors in the 
dining area of our sunporch.  They are 41" tall and really 
make a statement...




So fun...and they come in many sizes for different projects!
Until next time...


26 comments

  1. Wow this is so cool! I always wanted to have a big fork or spoon in my kitchen, I think it's so cute. Love how it looks! Where can I find them?
    Claudia P.
    http://claudiapersi.blogspot.ca/

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  2. I love that! I have a set that I bought from an antique store a long time ago. I have never found the right place for them though!
    xo Kris

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  3. That looks great! love it with the EAT sign.

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  4. These look great painted black!
    I have a question for you. I see you are using bloglovin for following. Do you like it and is it similar to GFC? I'm such a dork when it comes to these types of things and I don't like change. But I need to do something before GFC goes away the 1st of July.

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  5. Honestly, I've never liked monkey pod stuff, but I love what you did with these! They look wonderful now!!

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  6. Finally back from vacation and playing catch up here- I love the graphic art quality now that you have painted them black. Amazing- xo Diana

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  7. Such a great way to update your monkey pod pieces! They look great!

    xo Kat

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  8. wow! that black paint really changed their look; well done.

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  9. WOW they really are so chic in black.
    Something a high end shop would sell for over $100 each. Nicely done ;)
    Amy

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  10. never knew that it was called monkey pod...learn something new every day! and I love what you did to make them look so striking...

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  11. I know exactly what certain members of our extended family would do with those. Yes. Bring them to the dinner table and try to eat with them.

    They're a fun and quirky addition to your room!

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  12. Those are just my size!

    Bliss

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  13. They definitely look great with your eat sign! Very Cute!!

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  14. Linda
    What a blast from the past for sure. It looks perfect where you placed them Have a wonderful week

    hugs
    Kate

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  15. I remember these! I love how you painted them, and they look so fun where you hung them! :)
    Susan

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  16. What a great transformation, Linda! I love the way they look along with your "eat" sign! I'm always hunting for these giant spoon and forks to paint. Every pair that I've ever put in my Etsy shop has always sold right away:)

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  17. Oh yes, I know those well. They look totally different and totally fantastic painted black! Great idea.

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  18. I love these! My mom had some hanging in our kitchen when I was a teenager a loooonnnng time ago! Mimi

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  19. Linda!

    I LOVE this! I just saw some oversized spoons at the store! Thanks so much for inspiring me today!

    Have a great day rock star!
    karianne

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  20. Those are really great looking, I can see them looking wonderful in turquoise or red paint, too!
    Have a great week!

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  21. Linda these look great in black. I seen these in design catalogs like Ballard's and they are so expensive, what a great idea.
    Leslie

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  22. Great redo and love how you hung them on either side of the door.

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  23. Fantastic, and so different with the black painting Linda- they looks great on your wall,- I don`t know such, and don`t remember having seen them here!!
    Hugs-x-Dorthe

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  24. It's amazing how paint can transform an object!

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  25. Those would look smashing in my home too!
    Nice job Linda....as always. They are perfect flanking your beautiful French doors.



    Ciao Bella
    Creative Carmelna

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