Rolling Pin Recipe Card Holder

 I’ve brought home quite a few vintage rolling pins from yard sales and flea markets, but I usually love them as they are, and generally just like to display them, but discovered a rolling pin in my stash last week that I wouldn’t want to display.  I don’t even remember buying it, but it had a dark stain in the wood that looked very unattractive.  I’m not sure what I was thinking when I bought it, but I figured it was time to either do something with it, or get rid of it.  I know I took a before photo of it, but I must have accidentally deleted it, so you’ll just have to envision an old rolling pin with au ugly, dark stain on it.I attempted to use dark wood stain over it all, hoping it would just blend the whole thing together, so the stain didn’t show, but the whole rolling pin just ended up looking really dark and ugly.

I didn’t want to just throw it away, so I decided to use paint, which is almost always a miracle cure, and at that point, it couldn’t hurt to try.  I painted the rolling part white, but the handles looked too dark still, so I painted them red.  The result reminded me of red and white enamelware.  I wanted to turn it into something cute that could be used in a kitchen, so I added a few small bulldog clips to the front to hold recipe cards, and added keyhole hangers on the back so it can be hung on a wall.

repurposed rolling pin

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repurposed rolling pin

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  1. I can’t get over your creative mind…where on earth does such inspiration come from??? This is sooooooooo stinkin’ cute! What a great addition to any kitchen and it sure would save you from getting doughy paw-prints all over your recipe cards! Sheer brilliance and sooooooo lovely!

  2. This is very cute, Angie! I have so little wall space in my kitchen to hang anything, but if I did, I’d be tempted to make one of these. Or maybe as a gift. Now I have something else to hunt for in the junk/thrift shops!
    Blessings to you, too. N.

  3. I love this project. It’s so cute.

  4. This is a cute idea! I wish I had your creative eye, so I wouldn’t pass things up and then when I get home kick myself for not buying it. Thanks for sharing!

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