From Goodwill to My Kitchen

goodwill hook by Candy Spiegel5

I took a recent Goodwill find and turned it into this adorable hook to hold my pot holders in my kitchen.

goodwill hook by Candy Spiegel

This is what the hook originally looked like. I knew it would be easy to make it into something I love …

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I started by painting the entire plaque with white acrylic paint.

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Then I used Wendy Vecchi’s faux graniteware technique on the hook. The little medallion I coated in Wendy’s embossing powder. But, it seemed a little bright (I didn’t want it to look like McDonald’s) so I added a bit of her Potting Soil Archival Ink to soften the yellow.

goodwill hook by Candy Spiegel5

Then I covered the plaque in Graphic 45’s Home Sweet Home papers. I love this collection!

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Here it is hanging on the wall in my kitchen. Cute??


I’ve been a little behind on my blog posts lately … mostly because it is summer. I love this time of the year when I can sit outside and watch the chickens play and enjoy picking my dinner from the garden each evening. Of course, there is also a lot of work to be done putting up the produce we grow, which cuts into my crafting time.

But, since the beets, zucchini, yellow squash, peas and peppers are in the freezer and we’ve made three different kinds of pickles, plus pickled peppers and onions, I have found time for a few little projects while waiting on the tomatoes to ripen.


This is one project I have been wanting to do for months — I just couldn’t think of what I wanted to spell. Then, while at Red Robin, I saw they had the word Yummm on their wall and I thought it would be perfect.


The Y is a clear acrylic letter from Clear Scraps. I added paper from Graphic 45 to the back of it and then cut out additional parts of the paper and adhered them with dimensional foam adhesive to the front.


These Ms — both wooden letters from a craft store — are both coated with Wendy Vecchi’s embossing powders. I then used white pigment ink and her stamp to create faux graniteware. I love this technique … check out her blog for complete instructions.


The U and the other M were used as purchased from Michael’s.


And here it is hanging in my kitchen. So cute!