This idea is great for all of you thrifters with mismatched kitchen utensils. We pick up most of our kitchen tools from flea markets and thrift stores. I love the mismatched, vintage feel that they have- we mix them with white china and glassware, and it gives our wood and metal utensils a sense of consistency. By painting the base of each it won't matter what the pattern is. This idea could be great if you are having a party and you need some extra flatware. And you can pick any colors and change them whenever you change your decor!