OK, I'm a weak woman and I did this ickle bit of DIY… but so light and easy I figured it'd be ok?
So my Nannah gave me some old silver coated spoons when I first set up house. She's moved on to a better place now and I wanted to do something with them that would have them on display. Having checked with my Mum that she would be ok with me bending them I thought I'd use them to hang my favourite implements on. I know the hooks aren't evenly spaced but I wanted them to look a bit rough and homely, I have a tendency to want things evenly spaced, so challenged myself not to on this one.
Here's the solution that I came up with:
- Get a short length of wood.
- Paint it if you want to, and paint the spoons if they're not lovely old ones like mine.
- Drill 6 holes in pairs, about .7cm apart.
- Feed the string through, back to front, then front to back and repeat, tie at one end.
- Get your spoons and some pliers, bend the spoon about half way along the handle using the edge of the pliers, until there is about a 30 degree angle on it.
- Then move the pliers down about 1 cm and repeat.
- Bend to double up the spoon with your fingers for the last bit.
- Feed the Spoon handles through the loops on the front until it hits where the spoon handle ends and the spoon shape begins.
- Tighten the string and tie the other end off.
- Position where you want the wood on the wall.
- Drill (I used a 3.5mm bit) through the wood at each end and into the wall.
- Take the wood off the wall and drill a hole for the raw plug, assuming you're going into plasterboard ( used a 6mm bit for this and light fixture and fitting plastic plasterboard raw plug).
- Pop your raw plug in.
- Screw through the wood and into the raw plug with a screw.