Wall Décor

Published on May 6th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


FORNUFT on Display

Materials: 20 x FORNUFT silverware, curtain rod, 20 gauge jewelry wire, glass beads

Description: I recently painted my kitchen and was looking for some kind of unconventional window treatment because I can’t stand fabric valances. I also wanted something that wouldn’t block too much of the sunlight coming in. On Pinterest I saw a picture of a valance made out of silverware, and I thought, “Hey, I can do that!”

I went to IKEA and bought a 20 piece set of FORNUFT silverware for $8.99. I hung it from a curtain rod I already had using 20 gauge, silver-colored jewelry wire. I started by making a spiral in the wire. (Twist a loop around the end of round-nosed pliers, then grip the loop with needle-nosed pliers and keep wrapping the wire around it until the spiral is the size you want.) I then started at the business end of the silverware and wrapped the wire around, threading on a seed bead every now and then for some color. When I got to the end of the handle, I added a few more glass beads. I tried to leave enough wire to wrap around the curtain rod twice.

I hung the silverware in a pattern I liked, trimmed any excess wire, and voila – a fun and unique valance. And best of all, 20 pieces of silverware were the perfect number for my 35″ wide window.

~ Jennifer, Indianapolis

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Jules Yap

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10 Responses to FORNUFT on Display

  1. Anonymous says:

    How creative!!! I have my mom’s silverware that I just couldn’t part with but now I know exactly what to do with them! It will be a great reminder of the family meals we used to share also. :)

  2. marikorose says:

    Why is is that people with nasty comments always hide behind “anonymous”? I can’t even believe some of the things people feel free to say about others’ work. If you don’t like the hack, MOVE ON. Really there’s no excuse for snide and just plain rude remarks, it’s only decorating and it’s not your house!

    • Anonymous says:

      im sorry if i offended the creator but i thought we are all here to get creative new ideas to make our homes our own and give feedback to them either to improve or take such ideas back to the drawing board. If only they people who like such idea post then the whole point of self improvement would be pointless as everyone will be to afraid to say “hey that looks horrible” now im not hidding myself behain a “anonymous” My name is NICK and im the one who said this idea is the worst i ever seen not to be rude or disrespectfule but simply to help the “creator” re think his idea and take the silverware down in my opinion this a horrible idea now if he was an adult he would simply take the critisim and MOVE ON! and not delete my comments, and if such comments is deleted i will just simply come back and repost as i have been doing for couple weeks. Thank you once again MY NAME IS NICK!

    • Jules says:

      Hi Nick, I am the one who deleted your comments because they were not offering constructive criticism. You may not like it but just saying it is horrible is not helpful. Could you provide some tips on how to make it better? And please don’t tell others to “take it down” – yes, they are adults and they can decide what they want to have in their homes.

  3. Anonymous says:

    How exactly is the wire attached to the silverware? Does it wrap all the way down the handle or is it just at the end?

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  5. Anonymous says:

    creative yes, however, i think this mut be on the top worst hacks/ideas i have ever seen. I usually never comment on here but in this case i had to im sorry for the creator but this is horrible.

    • Anonymous says:

      I am the creator, and I have to say that your comment is one of the worst I have ever seen on here. If you don’t have anything nice to say, keep your opinion to yourself!

  6. Anonymous says:

    WOW! so creative! I have a weird not-quite-bay window in my kitchen and I too am opposed to fabric valances – definitely keeping this in mind!

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