Sunday, November 6, 2011

Can you tell!?

I've been searching the web for a cool way to cover my out dated light fixture in our guest room! My mom is coming to town for Thanksgiving, and I feel like a mad women trying to get things perfect!
I put a tremendous amount of pressure on myself when guest come to the house! I feel like people expect the house to look a certain way, I mean this is what I do, so I expect the same! Not to mention my OCD for all things clean and organized makes my insane, I can spot every finger print, smudge,  mark, on any surface of the house! Ok I'm putting a little to much pressure on myself.

So with that say...

I found this awesome fixture
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I had to have it...only at my price tag!!
So off to the dollar store I went! 

So have you tried to guess what the fixture is made of...Go ahead take another look!!

Voila!  Plastic spoons!!

I decided to use forks (guess I wanted to be a rebel!)


First, I had to cut the forks! Not a very easy task! This project definitely was all by trial and error, the first couple split but I eventually got the hang of it.


Next drilling a hole into the forks...have you ever notice the little circle in at the top and botton of plastic utensils? Well it really came in handy! This part also took some figuring out. Putting enough pressure, but not to much to break the whole thing!


Now what to attach the forks to...

I used an old lamp shade, just took off the fabric!


To attach them I used craft wire, It would of been easier to just already shaped rings, but after a few trips back and forward to the Dollar Tree for forks, I said forget it and used what I had!



So 6 bags, 48 per bag....288 PLASTIC FORKS later!


I never want to look at a plastic utensil in a LONG time!! 

Expect my shade of course!!



Before

After

Almost forgot..Here is how I hung it!
Using floral wire



 Have a very blessed Sunday!!


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52 comments:

  1. love it!!!!!!
    http://unique-hrebina.blogspot.com/

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  2. This is fabulous! Great Job!!! Thanks for sharing it with us :)

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  3. Sherika - that is stunning! So clever and glamorous! Great job!!!

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  4. Girl this is absolutely incredible and unique! I so can't wait until next month;)

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  5. GET OUT!!! Are you kidding me? Plastic forks?! OK, you are a genius!! That is just too cute for words! You are truly creative!

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  6. This is THE most original project I have ever seen!!! Kudos to you for originality...love it!!!

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  7. This is absolutely creative and looks beautiful!

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  8. Wow! You did an uh-mazing job! I don't know if I have that kind of patience.

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  9. Oh my goodness!! This is so wonderfully creative. I LOVE it!

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  10. Hi Sherika! ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
    this is fantastic!!!! oh my I love it and I am speechless!! The result is beyond amazing!

    Your newest fan also and thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment!
    Cheers
    Andrea

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  11. Hey Sherika

    Just passed you an award, check this out!

    http://thesimplecraftdiaries.blogspot.com/2011/11/liebster-blog-award-i-got-one.html

    CHeers
    Andrea

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  12. Sherika,
    I think you did a fabulous job-very original. So glad I stopped by your blog! Have an awesome day!
    ~Tami

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  13. Great work, it looks fantastic!

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  14. Love this! Talk about resourceful! You were dedicated to cut all those forks. But it was totally worth. I might have to use this idea because we have that same light in our hall. Thanks for the inspiration Sherika

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  15. Sherika:

    You did a wonderful job! keep up the good work :).

    ~Mrs. Delightful
    ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  16. hah!!! no, I could NOT tell. Such a great DIY. freaking forks lol. looks very expensive!!

    I'd love for you to link this up to my link party, Your Whims Wednesday! http://mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/11/your-whims-wednesday-32-and-features.html

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  17. Brilliant, I have to try that!

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  18. This is so creative! Who knew that you could make something so beautiful out of plastic forks!!?? Great job! This makes me want to make something now :)

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  19. Girl this is totally awesome!! You go! I shared on Facebook!! :)
    Thanks for sharing it at Show & Share!!

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  20. Love it! Great job on your chandy! Pinned it, and your newest GFC follower!

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  21. SO inventively awesome!!!! too bad I have celieng fans in all my rooms otherwise I would so try something like this!!

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  22. This is gorgeous, and so unexpected, who'd have thought... plastic forks?! WOW!!!

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  23. That is the coolest thing ever! Wow!

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  24. I have to say that this is by far the most creative thing I have seen yet. Amazing job and I am your newest follower!
    www.shabbytochicqueencreek.blogspot.com

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  25. Help to the blog newbie! Any idea why my picture isn't showing my face?? How do I center my picture so it shows my face as the thumbnail??

    Thanks!
    Stephanie
    sweettuesdays.blogspot.com

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  26. Very clever! I would never have guessed it was from plastic forks. 288 of them -- you are a very patient woman!

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  27. very clever indeed! I am sure gonna give it a try :)
    Poonam @ http://desikalakar.blogspot.com/

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  28. Oh My!! It´s just amazing!!
    Love it:) You gained my true respect!

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  29. This is sooooo impressive!! I love it!! Thanks for linking up to Think Pink Sundays - I featured you today!! :) http://www.flamingotoes.com/2011/11/crush-of-the-week-think-pink-features-28/

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  30. Quite ingenious...it looks positively great! Please stop by my blog for a great driftwood sailboat give-a-way. Looking forward to hearing from you. Sherron
    http://smallholdings.blogspot.com

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  31. oh my gosh.. really?? Are you for real!! that is stunning.. super duper impressive!! wow!!

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  32. I definitely have to try this one. I have lights just like those &the it'll transform my rooms....thanx for the great idea & tutorial!

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  33. Absolutely beautiful! Great for a rental! Hope your momma loves it!

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  34. Uh? Whaat!!!HOWWWWWW!! SOOO pretty!!! You go friend!!! xoxo

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  35. That is AWESOME! Thanks for linking up with us!

    Marie
    mylilpinkpocket.blogspot.com

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  36. I'll be featuring it on my blog this week so come grab a featured button!

    Marie
    mylilpinkpocket.blogspot.com

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  37. This is just TOO clever! I'm quite a DIYer myself, but I don't think I've ever used plastic forks in such a glamorous way. ;)

    I found you through Design Fluff and would like to invite you to join my linky party. The new link goes up on Wednesday night, around 9PM EST. Hope to see you there.

    Blessings,
    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  38. I featured this on my blog tonight! Thanks so much for linking up to Your Whims Wendesday. Come check it out and grab a featured button! http://mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/11/your-whims-wednesday-33-and-features.html

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  39. You did an awesome job!! Very crafty! Just want to stop by and let you know that your were featured! Check it out and grab a button! :)

    http://www.thekurtzcorner.com/2011/11/features-no14-link-party-no15.html

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  40. I loooooove this! Did I use enough oooo's so that you'd know that I really do love this?

    I featured it on today's party! ♥

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  41. You are awesome so I featured you at my Hookin Up with HoH Party!

    Feel free to stop by for a button if you'd like. :)

    xoxo

    Allison @ House of Hepworths

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  42. How creative! This looks great :)

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  43. First time to see your ideas. I will definitely be back. Truly amazing.

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  44. So amazing...please share it at my party! No one would believe me otherwise! It really is an awesome project and transformation! http://theshadyporch.blogspot.com/2011/11/rock-n-share-wednesday-3.html

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  45. wow! that is so impressive! i can't believe that its actually just made out of plastic utensils. you are so crafty :)

    love your blog too- your newest follower,
    elisabeth

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  46. Looks great! I cant' believe it's forks. Nice work.

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