Saturday, June 20, 2009

Homemade Artwork

Now that the downstairs is completely painted (YEA!), I can start thinking about accessorizing. For the first time in my life, I have walls in the kitchen for artwork and accessories. Besides a clock, message center, and calendar, this is my first kitchen art. It's like a framed scrapbook page. I photocopied recipes from my great-grandmother's cookbook (in her handwriting) and a picture of me (I don't know if you can tell, but I'm sporting some awesome bell bottoms). I used some red-patterned scrapbook paper that looks like an old-fashioned kitchen tablecloth. At some point I'd like to paint the frame red to really make it pop. And the best recipe that I included: Homemade Soap. My grandma Sherron says she still remembers having to stir it on the stove.

My next project is to hang some shiny copper cookie cutters on the wall, but I'm not sure where yet.


Bowlby said...

Nice job, Leah. That's a great keepsake. That would be a fun gift to make for your relatives too.

Leah said...

I was actually planning on color copying the whole thing for my grandma, mom, and uncle.

stephinbham said...

I'm totally going to copy this. It is an awesome idea. Has your grandma seen it?