Monday, July 18, 2011

Rolling Pins

Hey there!  How was your weekend?  I finally finished my rolling pin project that was inspired by the collection of rolling pins we picked up while thrifting last weekend.  I am so happy with it!!  Don't you love an unexpected project that happens because of something you found that you weren't looking for?  Does that even make sense?  Anyway.....
I used what I had on hand, which was barn wood, for the back, attached them to the wall with a nail gun and then, with a table saw, ripped a few strips off another plank to use for the top and bottom trim.  For the pegs, I used oil rubbed bronze door stops from Lowe's.
(Sorry for the blurry photo.)  These only cost $1.88 each and were easy to do because they just screwed right into the wood.  I didn't like the white tip so I spray painted it with Rustoleum oil rubbed bronze spray paint to match the rest of it.
And since I love jute twine and use it for everything, I wrapped some around one of the rolling pins to make a nifty dispenser and add another layer of texture.
I seriously would love to do my whole kitchen in barn wood.  I considered using it for our backsplash before I decided on beadboard, but it was going to be a little tricky with pulling electrical outlets forward to accommodate the thickness of the wood.  I'm super scared of electrical outlets and won't mess with them.
It's right at home above our vintage spice cabinet.  I actually sat in here and stared at it for an hour after I was done.  It made me so happy!  What do you think?
Happy happy Monday!  Enjoy your day! 

32 comments:

  1. I LOVE this! It fits perfectly in your beautiful kitchen.

    ReplyDelete
  2. ooh! great idea! I love the old wood wall behind it! Your kitchen is beautiful Diana! I'd love to have a kitchen as beautiful as yours :)
    Susan

    ReplyDelete
  3. Your rolling pin board and the entire kitchen look fantastic. I think you have a very nice mixture of white and rustic. The beadboard backsplash is perfect. You are so handy and thrifty, Diana!

    ReplyDelete
  4. do you ever have a bad idea?!! seriously girl, that is the cutest, clever-est (?) display for rolling pins I've ever seen and it looks fabulous darlin' in your kitchen.

    Hugs!
    Judy

    ReplyDelete
  5. What an awesome idea! Thanks for sharing & Happy Monday to you also :-)

    ReplyDelete
  6. I absolutely love this! And how lucky that you have plenty of barn wood!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I just love your wonderful kitchen! And the way you've diplayed your vintage rolling pins....brilliant!! Love the rustic wood!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I love it. You know I do. The twine holder puts it over the top. I just inherited another rolling pin that belonged to my Grammy. I am moving in...to your sweet home! Thank you for your kind note about our Caleb. Love to you, friend.

    ReplyDelete
  9. What a great idea. It looks perfect in your kitchen. Thanks for sharing all your ideas.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Oh, another thing in your kitchen that I'm completely smitten over. Sigh. The twine is genius by the way. I'm always diggin' for mine - I'm pretty sure I need to steal this idea.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Awesome project! Thanks for being such an inspiration!

    ReplyDelete
  12. What a beautiful, unique and original decoration! I love it!!!

    ReplyDelete
  13. This is fabulous! Your kitchen looks great, too. I seriously think you were a carpenter in another life. ;)

    ReplyDelete
  14. Love it! Good work! I too am totally jealous of your magazine kitchen! :)

    ReplyDelete
  15. Great Idea, I love those! Anything baking related is so neat in the kitchen.

    ReplyDelete
  16. love it!! and you're sure to be inspired to roll out a heavenly pie crust or two with those pins to cheer you on!!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Girly, it's quite possible that you and I were separated at birth because I know EXACTLY what you mean about loving a project that happens unexpectedly when you find something you weren't looking for!! And I also know what you mean when you said that you just stared at the finished product for an hour... been there, done that! It's super cute and I love it. You did good girl! :)

    ReplyDelete
  18. Looks absolutely amazing! I've been wanting a collection of rolling pins since seeing a display on Martha Stewart's website. I've purchased a few but am more motivated now to finish the search since seeing this post. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Love it! Absolutely! I have about half a dozen old rolling pins, one that belonged to my grandmother, and have been looking for a way to display them. At the moment they are all in an old crock but I like this idea a lot better!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Love your home, sure doesn't seem vintage to me. I'm your new follower. I Looove your decor style. You really should update the tab that says "our home" with the rest of the house. It only shows the outside and I hopped from post to post to see more of your spaces lol

    ReplyDelete
  21. Another brilliant idea! I have some vintage rolling pins too, and this is a great idea especially with the barn wood {gorgeous}.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Just precious...functional and attractive and creative!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Hi! I havent been around in a while and so glad I had the time to stop by! You are such an inspiration and keep up the good work! Once things slow down for me i will be back posting some yummy creations! Have a great weekend!!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Love it! So unique!! And girl, I'm LOVING your spice cabinet. You've got such great style!!

    ReplyDelete
  25. I loved the idea with the door stops so much I copied you, and hung plates. SO neat! Thank you so much! Brilliant!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Wow I love all of your stuff. Not sure where you live I haven't gotten that far yet. Any way have you ever gone to the 127 sale miles and miles of yards sales its pretty awesome. It's this weekend lots of fun. thanks for sharing.....Saun

    ReplyDelete
  27. Ok, that is just pure genius!!

    ReplyDelete
  28. I LOVE this idea!! So rustic, warm, and inviting. What a charming kitchen. I'm your newest follower. :-)

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for taking the time to comment today! I read every one and they always put a smile on my face! Thanks for stopping by!