Since November I have had my eye on these silverware paintings from Pottery Barn. From the moment I had my eye on them I knew I could do something like it for much less. When my sister-in-law asked me what I wanted for Christmas I told her two canvases. Now a month later I finally got the motivation to paint the silverware. They don’t look exactly like the PB ones, but I am beyond satisfied with them!
These are the PB silverware paintings- (which btw are no longer available?)
These are mine- I painted mine in brown.
Wanna know how I did it?
I gathered my supplies -
- 2 12x24 canvases
- Acrylic paint (I grabbed brown)
- Poster board (or other thick paper)
- Inspiration picture
Then I took a piece of poster board (I actually used a thick water color paper that I had laying around) and folded it in half. I drew one half of the silverware handle. Then cut it out. I unfolded it and had the template for my handles. I also traced part of the fork so that the spaces between each fork (stabber, pointy piece, whatever they are called – you get my point) would be evenly spaced.
Then I laid the template pieces on the canvas. I used a ruler to make sure the templates were centered on the canvas and then traced with a pencil. I also freehanded the tips of each fork and the spoon, but if you aren’t the best at drawing then you can use a template for this too!
After the fork and spoon were drawn onto their canvas, I started painting the outlines.
If you look closely you will see that I made some changes. To get rid of any pencil lines use a CLEAN eraser or white paint. (It is best to test an eraser in a small area first since some erasers just smudge and don’t actually erase!)
Then I sort of made the rest up as I went. I did pay close attention to making one half of the spoon lighter and one half darker to give the effect of light and shadow. I did the same with the fork.
Within three hours I had them hanging in my kitchen above my cabinets.
Oh how I love Pottery Barn and their knockoffs!