Off to the thrift stores I went. I also spent some time on Etsy.com locating some great finds. I purchased several jello molds from Goodwill, Salvation Army and Etsy.com. I also found a large circular piece. I decided this should be my center.
|Before Clean Up|
My center needed a bit of clean up. Nothing too aggressive, so I used Goof Off wipes that I found at Home Depot. Quick and efficient clean up.
|After Clean Up|
I needed to drill a hole into the top of my "center" piece. I used a drill bit and had a hole in a second. I then placed the beginning of my design.
Obviously, the kitchen is undergoing other projects at this time as well. I am using Polycarbonate Glass for Cabinet inserts. I am waiting for the film to come into Walmart so that can be applied. The protective film is still on at this point to protect from scratching. Also, the fluorescent lighting is done in my kitchen being replaced by a refinished chandelier.
From the point of my center, I selected pieces to add to the wall. I did not want all circles or everything completely level. However, I am still a Virgo and need a bit of a pattern. So I selected specific items to work with each other. I like to imagine this process like reading a book. Left to right...does it make sense?
I hammered the nails in and placed the remainder of the pieces. I found picture stands at thrift stores for $1 each and used those to anchor my signs. I wanted a little depth so I chose not to hang them.
|Upper Cabinet Kitchen Decor|
I may still add another horizontal sign or two...but that is why this addiction is never ending and always fulfilling.