Happy Monday to you all!
When we moved to our current house we brought with us an ugly kitchen hanger we had. I can’t remember how many years it had and why we had it… maybe it was a gift.
Some weeks later all the chaos was under control and everything in its place, so I had more free time to have a look around and choose something to change. The days of the ugly kitchen hanger were over.
I went “shopping” to my basement and found a piece of plywood which would work. I measured it and then designed on Photoshop a print for it. You can download it for free on high quality here
The process was really simple. Printed it on regular paper (laser printers work great for this) and cut to size. Then I mixed glue and water in a 1:1 ratio in a container and brushed the wood with it. I applied the print on top, covered it with a plastic bag and pressed to remove any air bubbles. Just in case you wonder why I use a plastic bag let me tell you is to protect the print from any scratches when removing air bubbles.
Once it dried I gave it two coats of varnish, added the hooks and hung it on the wall.
Hope you like it as much as I do! Have a wonderful week!
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Just beautiful, great improvement over the original!
Fun project! I can see this done with photos of my own kids helping in the kitchen.
I am co-hosting the #HomeMattersParty link party this month and would love to have you stop by for a visit. The door is open through tonight (Monday) or catch the next party starting Friday at midnight. http://alaynascreations.co/2015/09/25/home-matters-linky-party-56/
Alayna, that would be a great idea!! I party at HomeMattersParty for a week or two, and this week I will be there as well 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!!
I like what you’ve done with the “ugly” kitchen picture. Your updates make it look really good! Cute idea…
I came over today on Waiting on Wed., and I’m glad to find your site.
Hope you have a blessed day!
Melanie, thanks so much for stopping by and comment!!
Have a wonderful week!
I love the pictures you chose! I too could see this with personal pictures of my children. Thank you for the inspiration! #WAYWOW
Yes, Heaven! That is a great idea, it would be wonderful!! The kids would love to have their pictures there.
Thanks for stopping by!
Cute and very practical for the kitchen.
Many thanks, Hil!
This is such a good idea. I’ve come across your site from a linkie and you’ve got some great posts on here. I bet it’s really satisfying having upcycled items that you’ve done yourself. I really should try harder to do this. If you fancy joining another linkie, I have one called Life Loving Linkie. Perhaps pop over and join in? I’m sure your crafts would go down really well. I’m off to have a further look through what you’ve been creating, I’m feeling quite inspired.
Sally @ Life Loving
Sally, thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave me your kind comments. I really love to upcycle items, I think all of them deserve a new life. You can give it a try, and if you need any help just let me know 🙂
Pili, I love how you can turn something that most people would throw away into something gorgeous! You have a great talent for the creative. I am always inspired by you!
Thanks to you Nikki, I wake up reading your comments and then I feel like superwoman haha!! I really love you stop by and comment.
Great job on this, Pili! I wish I could take you with me when I scour the flea markets and garage sales! It’s hard for me to look past the ugly and see an item’s potential. Thanks for linking up with us at the Merry Monday Link Party! See you again on Sunday night!
Thanks so much Tiffany, is that an invitation? I accept!! See you at the party on Monday morning as for our different time zones. Have a wonderful weekend!
Pili, that’s gorgeous, and so vintage-y. Just my style. Thanks for sharing at Five Star Frugal. Love Mimi xxx
I love it too! Thanks a lot for visiting, love to party with you!
I love what you did and made such a pretty hanging for your kitchen. Thanks for sharing how to do this.
I’m now following you your SM on Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram.
I look forward to seeing you again at our Monday Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
You’re so kind, Julie. Thank so much for visiting again, see you next week!
Wow, it turned out so cute!
When I found the images I felt in love with them, so I decided to keep them for something in the future… and they turned into this. Thanks for your visit, Jamie 🙂
This is such a cute idea! 🙂
Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!
Thanks for stopping by and take the time to comment, Jess!
That’s a nice project ~ Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!
Hi, Nicole, it’s great to see you again! Thanks for visiting and have a great week!
That looks adorable. I love the idea of the plastic bag for protection.
Thanks for sharing it on #tiptuesday.
Hi Debbie!! The plastic bag is really a big help.
What an absolutely adorable hanger. Thanks for sharing your DIY project on the #AnythingGoes Link Party.
Thanks so much, Sandy! Have a wonderful week!
Wow! That’s amazing! I love that you have chosen a picture with a boy cooking. My boy loves cooking too. Very inspiring stuffs. 🙂 #WAYWOW
Yes, it’s like a stereotype, women cook and men saw wood, why? I cut wood and my husband cooks 😉
Thanks for visiting!
Wow this is super cute! I didn’t know you could just mix glue and water to get the paper to adhere. Does it wear over time? I think the graphic you created is precious. Thanks for linking up at welcome home Wednesday!
Sam, any white glue or even wood glue works. Just don’t do it too watery, and it will last forever! Thanks for your kind comments 🙂
Great idea and you know I am a huge fan of your talent. Thanks for sharing with us at #WednesdaysWisdom and look forward to next week’s post.
Many thanks, Sue. You know I love to party with you, see you next week.
Too cute! Thanks for linking at Your Inspired Design 🙂
Thanks so much, Holly!
It must feel very satisfying to create your own home furnishings! Well done to you! It looks fab! #frifree4all