Check out this version from Little Green's kitchen ... silverware-as-hardware but with a different aesthetic.
This is a really simple but very effective idea: silverware as curtain tiebacks. Get instructions for the fork here. For a variation on the idea (spoon) go here.
My friends Matt and Betsy recently had their home featured on Apartment Therapy. I love the simple silverware hooks in their kitchen (pictured above). To make them yourself, get instructions here.
I have a sort-of-a-coatrack in my eat-in kitchen. So I will argue that this project does, in fact, involve something that could appear in/near the kitchen. But really, who cares! This awesome coatrack from Snickerdoodle Creations repurposes silver spoons and a coin collection. I think the result is wonderful. Complete how-to here.
This Design Sponge key rack has been doing the rounds recently. The really great colors don't hurt!
Not really silverware, but I love the effect! And something about this makes the cooler weather on the horizon a little less depressing. Via.
If the ladles don't appeal to you, how about this tea-light idea? It's a little more contained and probably a little safer. Instructions at Spruce Your Nest.
There are lots of images of silverware chandeliers out there. The one pictured above involves repurposing a hanging basket. Actual instructions here.
Ok, so maybe you wouldn't have a lamp like this in a kitchen. But nearby? Perhaps! And I love it. Instructions at Shelterness.
Cheese markers! I couldn't find a tutorial in one place. But, there are great instructions on how to cut silverware here and a lovely tutorial on using a stamping kit here. (Image via Etsy.)
This great kitchen clock involves repurposing both an ugly old clock and old silverware! Instructions here.
Another way to use spoons as hooks / hangers ... for a kitchen garden, of course! Care of Hutch Studio. Take a look at the moss-and-airplant version too.
A DIY rain chain using bent spoons and wires... not really in the kitchen I suppose. But I imagine it near the kitchen door. Find all the instructions at Forever Decorating
And finally, wind chimes. For a back porch / deck / balcony just outside your kitchen! Great collection to inspire you here. Simple wind chimes DIY here.