Thursday, November 12, 2009

Whitney's Magnetic Recipe Holder

UPDATE~
We will be linking up at this great party!!




 
and WFMW at We are that Family!!!


Hey guys!!  My next project was inspired by my recent love of magnets and galvanized tin.  I decided to create a recipe holder for my kitchen!!




 It's a cutie!... This is what I did...

I purchased a 1x8x4 at Lowes and a large square dowel...




I also purchased a small craft circle...




My first step was to cut the dowel.  I cut it about 11" long.  I then used my Gorilla Glue Epoxy to attach the dowel to my wood circle.




I then cut my 1x8 10" long.  I used the epoxy to attach the 1x8 piece to the front of the dowel.



Then I let it dry a bit...




I used my drill to put a hole in the top for the finial.




And here is was ready for paint!!!




I painted that with Rustoleum American Accents Heirloom White spray paint.  After that was dry I started working on the next step.

I decided to shanty the edges up a bit with my sander and a bit of Minwax Dark Walnut stain...




I then added a bit of Ralph Lauren Smoke Glaze... You guys know the routine!!




I found this galvanized roof flashing at Lowe's...






I cut a piece just a bit smaller than the plaque I attached to the dowel.





I then used my epoxy again to attach the metal to the plaque to the wood piece. I added a silver nail in each
 corner for a bit of shanty-ness!!







Now for my magnets... I used the same super cute Fleur-de-lis wood pieces that Ash used on a previous procect.  I painted and glzed them the same and then used some Gorilla Glue to attach the magnets.







All finished... Now it just needs a great recipe...



















It also makes a great picture holder...







What do you think??!  This will be our newest addition to the Shanty Shoppe on Etsy.  After several requests we decided to start offering some of our shanties on Etsy.  You can visit us by clicking on the Shanty Shoppe button on our sidebar or by clicking HERE!!!

Thanks so much for all of your sweet comments on Traci's Shanty Spotlight post. If you have not had a chance to check it out just scroll down a bit... so fun!!

Update~

I will be joining this party







Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special
 
I will also be linking up to Met Mondays at Between Naps on the Porch!!
 
 
DIY Day @ ASPTL
 
I will also be linking up at the Shabby Nest for Frugal Friday!
 
 



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55 comments:

Tonia Hobbs said...

Wow! That is so awesome. . I dont even know how to hold a drill! LOL! I have got to get with the program!!

Stefanie said...

This is so cute! It would make a great gift with a favorite recipe attached! Even to label food at a party!

Christine said...

This is great I love it!

mommieofthree said...

What a cool idea! Especially for those of us with really no wall space in the kitchen. I love it, can't wait to try to make on of my own. Thanks for sharing.
Michelle

Gina Sisco said...

STOP IT!!! You blow me away with all of your ideas, F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S, another Shanty2Chic must copy. You gals need your own book, soon.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Get out of here...
OMG This is just the cutest thing I have ever seen. You did an awesome job, and so original. Not expensive, and my gosh we all need one. I am going to have to check into this one. I have the perfect place for it.

Now mine ofcourse would have to be red antiqued, because my dining room and kitchen are cherries. Can you see where I am going girls? My gosh, the sky is the limit here.
What fun.

Love it so much. Thank you for sharing with my tonight. I will send pics when I get mine done. I am thinking what an awesome Christmas gift this would be. I could mark 2 more off my list with this one.

Happy Friday the 13th. Country hugs, Sherry

Jan @ bobbypinsboardwalk said...

This would make yet another wonderful Christmas project! I really need to stop reading and start doing!

Marie said...

this project along with the "joy" project you did a few posts back inspired me to look around my pile of stuff, and guess what i found that may serve the same purpose as the 1x8x4 & the craft circle? a paper towel holder: base~~round circle,1X8X4 replacement piece~~the part that the paper towel slides down on(it's round) i'm going to have to make adjustments, and the top of the spindle part already has an opening for the finial.i'll experiment with what i have, thanks for all your inspiration.
marie

Heidi and Tye said...

So cute, I can hardly stand it! You've become one of my favorite blogs ever. :)You make things that are totally my style, but I can never think of them myself! So this is great!

Barbara Jean said...

very cute!!

blessings

barbara jean

Becky the Sign Lady said...

Not only is this a cute idea, but Monkey Bread is my favorite!

Traci@ Beneath My Heart said...

Whitney,
That turned out great! I am always losing my recipe cards, so I could definitely use this! Love the tin too.
Traci

ba and the boys said...

im thinking about making this as a fab christmas gift! thanks for sharing!

Valerie said...

I love this!! What a great idea! I am definately filing this one away at thecraftersfilebox.blogspot.com.

You guys are sooo awesome! Thanks for all your ideas!

Dawn said...

Ok, yet another project of yours that I'm going to have to try!!!

LOVE IT!!!

Best of luck with the Shanty Shop!!!

Suesan said...

That is really cute!

Jen Gray said...

Oh I just LOVE this! Great work and so fun!
JEN xoxo

Jane said...

OK - you know this one is going to be copied all over blogland and let me tell you I will be the first one in line at Lowes today to pick up my supplies. This project fits all my project criteria....easily accessible supplies, inexpensive, straightforward construction, and of course, gorgeous finished project. You girls must dream of these projects in your sleep!
Thanks,
Jane

sleepyhead designs studio said...

Love this! What a great gift idea!

ba and the boys said...

lets pretend im not crafty...
who do you cut the metal? what tool do i need to get at home depot so i can make this?
thanks for the great idea-i am making 2!

Cottage on the Hill said...

These would be wonderful Christmas gifts!! Just too cute. I have a receipt book stand but didn't have anything for those little index card receipts...

Jill said...

I just love everything you whip up and glue together! This could be my favorite!

Stephanie said...

Wow, great job, and a great idea! This would be a great gift for my sister who loves to cook, I am heading over to your etsy shop now!

Pinkie said...

This is beautiful. I think I just found my Christmas presents for my MIL and SILs. Now I hope I can get my hubby to help me with them. Thanks so much.

Amie said...

Okay so I am learning. I like literally can't wait to see ur new projects each day!! But I have a question on this one. How did you cut the metal? Hope you don't mind the ?

Sending Crafty Hugs,
Amie

whitealderhome said...

That is so cute, another great craft.

Kara@ Creations by Kara said...

You guys amaze me! I love this project too! :)

Linda said...

Wow...you two have done it again...what a cutie you have here! Hope you have a FUN weekend!

Blessings,
Linda

Sara and Trey said...

Love it!!! What a great idea! Can't wait to do this myself.

Court and Britt said...

Love it!!! I am totally going to make those for christmas gifts!!!

Court and Britt said...

Love it!!! I am totally going to make those for christmas gifts!!!

~ RM said...

Geez- how did I miss this post??!
This is such a stinking cute idea. This would be perfect anywhere! Great job- thanks for sharing- it's sure to be duplicated all over!! ;)

Funky Junk Interiors said...

You NEVER disappoint me. This creation is not only adorable to look at, it's useful too!

I love your idea of opening an Etsy for your items. You are going to do fabulous! I was starting to wonder where you put all your fabulous creations and now I know! :)

Thanks for linking this up to SNS #5!

Funky Junk Donna

Kim said...

@Cheap Chic Home. This is so cute! Love the fluer de lis (sp?) magnates!

Embellished Bayou said...

OMG, another fabulous idea! Thank you for this tutorial, this will be the perfect Christmas gift for my best friend. And the best part is, if I get too lazy to make one myself, I can buy it from your Etsy shop! Yay for you, good luck with your new venture!

Its So Very Cheri said...

Very cute. I like the magnets as well-an extra special touch.

Cheri

Sam said...

Very cute! I think I will make a couple for Christmas gifts! :)

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

This is darling and so handy too!!

mary'smom said...

Great idea!

Leah@Storybook Ranch said...

What a great idea!!! I'm bookmarking this as a gift idea..

tinahead81 said...

that.is.awesome.

sweetpicklesandchocolate said...

OMG! I absolutely have to make one of these! Thanks for showing me how to do it...
Dena
sweetpicklesandchocolate

Katie said...

OMG these are awesome!!! Did they overall take a long time to make? They don't seem too complicated, if I can get my hubby to help me. I'd love to make some for Christmas gifts!!!

jascrafts said...

This is a great idea. I will try making one my self. thanks for sharing.

jenjen said...

Great project. I love that galvanized roof flashing. Very cute.

XOXO
Jen

seemommysew said...

Cute....I'm hosting a tutorial contest this month and you could enter this...there are some lovely prizes. :)

Magic Brush said...

stinkin' cute!!!!!!

Nicki Mc said...

This is great... I love it.

What are dimensions?

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Just darling!! Thanks for sharing!

Micki said...

I absolutely love this! You do fantastic work!

How do you cut the flashing?

A Hot Pink Petticoat said...

AMAZING!!! Hope you don't mind but I had to send a link to this off my party planning blog.

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alex216 said...

I love it! Very creative!That's actually really cool.
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The Noalls said...

That is SO cute, and I love that you just thought it up. I so admire creativity!

Erin said...

I was so excited! I received one of these today as a teachers gift! I love that I now have one and I didn't even have to put it together :D

Emma Hardeman said...

This is so cute! I love it! How did you get the top piece though?

Thanks,
Emma

 
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