GIANT vintage metal fork and spoon

P1070993So all of a sudden these things are popular again?!?!  Go figure.  Found this pair on our recent anniversary trip to WA.  Nice simple style and METAL.  (I can usually only find the carved ‘totem pole’ style handled ones.)

P1070992THIS set had a very unique addition; taper candle holders on the handles!  You can see them on the spoon, in this and the previous picture.  (the original pics of these were in with the ones my computer ‘ate’ and I was too lazy to put the candle holder back on BOTH pieces.  They easily screw on/off with a nut on the back)

P1070995Here you can seer the hole where the candle holders screw in.  Easy enough to touch up the paint if I decide to leave the holders off.    But I can’t decide if I should do that or not???  When I first saw them, the FIRST thing I did was look to see if the candle holders were removable.  And If they had NOT been, I probably would not have bought them.  But that’s just me!  Maybe the candle holders are what will make others WANT to buy them?!?  I just don’t know???

P1070994Would love your input on the candle holder of NO candle holder conundrum!

Right now I ma just holding on the them.  What I REALLY want to use them for is HANDLES on a big pantry that Michael could build sometime in the future.  

Giant fork and spoon

No before pic, sorry;  but you’ve seen them a bazillion times!  Those big wooden forks and spoons with the carved wood handles.  LOVE the big fork and spoon look.  The carved handles?  Notsomuch!

Here’s how I dealt with those unsightly handles!

So, first of course, I spray painted them flat black.

Then I took a spool of jute twine,  smeared some tacky glue all over the areas of the handle I wanted to cover, and started wrapping!

Because the carved parts had raised areas, I had to wrap the lower parts several layers to get the handles covered more evenly.

It really only took about ten minutes to wrap each one.  I just glued the end piece down with a bit more tacky glue.

Not a bad update, eh?  These guys will be making their public debut soon in my booth at Stars.