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Vintage kitchen rolling pin DIY bookends


As those of you I know follow my blog, Cheltenham Road, I (relatively) recently in my remodeled kitchen. My house is a true fixer upper and the kitchen, the most used fixer . . . ing. I started using this before all the work was done: and it came to be, what I hope is a classic yet vintage-y vibe befitting 1940s, my home. DIY bookendsI decided recently that I might use some DIY bookends to hold up the cookbooks and in accordance with the style, no mere metal would do. And thus, a rolling pin-bookend-project was born.Wooden rolling pins with interesting handles are easy (and cheap!) to find stores, second-hand so I gathered a collection and got to work (no actual vintage rolling pins have been hurt by this project). Make Vintage bookendsFor this DIY book which I support have used:Matt Mod PodgeWooden Rolling PinsA wooden plaque from Michaels (cut in half), Two (2) metal L-bracket Spain ester tape spray Paint (tinkering and painting works well)Assorted screwsFelt padsDigital Scans recipe cards220 grit sand paper (optional)I have the following tools:chop saw (very helpful but not absolutely necessary)cordless screwdrivers and drillsFirst of all: with the chop saw, I cut my wooden plaque in half and cut my rolling pins to size. I wanted the pins at different heights so I cut two at 6.5″ and two in the 5″ high.note: Before sawing the rolling pins try how the handles are connected.  Some pins use wooden dowels and some metal rods to connect the two ends. usually with the metal rods, you can solve a handle and remove the rod before sawing the pin in the middle.  you can then saw the rod using a hack saw or a sharp side cutter. If you want to don’t cut the rod you can glue the handle in place. In all cases please use proper eye-wear when cutting through the pins.I wanted the pins to have a used, vintage-y look so I sprayed white handles antique. Once that dried, I a bit distressing with 220-grit sandpaper. After that, I used crepe-tape sections, taping, and then to create red spray paint stripes and patterns. I have the same red spray paint to coat the two halves of the plaque base.All the parts were drying I did a quick scan of four recipe cards: I blew up the scans on the computer, they reduced the dimensions of the rolling pins and printed them out (with a laser printer).
A  small Mod hodgepodge quick work of attaching the recipe card print out  cut off at the rolling pins and once it had dried I got all the excess paper, did a little light sanding and sealed it with another coat of Mod-hodgepodge  for the durability.a little additional stability and functionality to the book I attached support the metal L-brackets on the bottom of each piece of the plaque. the attachment of the Pins to the base: To make life easier and to make sure that everything ended at the right place, I marked where I wanted to go the pins and Drill pilot holes through the base.I Drilled corresponding holes in the bottom of the rolling pins and then using long screws you screwed them all.I continue to the small, fuzzy, felt-pads secured to protect the counter and to compensate for the depth of the metal brackets add to the base. The Result? DIY bookends, made with rolling pins. I will as always do my best to monitor the comments, if you have any questions or if something was unclear. Also don’t forget to visiting me in my blog Etsy, or on Facebook. thanks!Davidnotes and thoughts and variationsI found a lot of wooden rolling pins at thrift stores – all for less than two dollars. However, you could also get the use of dowels and decorative finials or something to the same look.Screwing the rolling pins onto the base was easy but took some work and an electric /battery drill is a must. You could use a really strong glue (Gorilla Glue perhaps) if you want to didn’t screw it in place.Each type of mount made of metal would be in the base. I've just brackets used in the L, because that's what I had lying around.

If you are, support like this antique DIY book, you’re in love with some other vintage-inspired home decor projects of David! Check these out:DIY-kitchen-Cabinet hardware kitchen tool, vintage shadowboxTwo buck Breakfast in bed trayVintage modern map lampPhoto vases from PVC pipe

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