Cookbook Stand Makeover

Welcome back to the 'Do It Over' Designers blog hop. We are a group of bloggers who love to recycle/upcycle/DIY.  I'm happy to host this hop and I hope you'll visit everyone to see what they have to share with you.  Their links will be listed at the end of this post.
There wasn't the usual amount of yard-saling (that's a word, right?) this year, but I did manage to catch a couple of them between putting the house on the market, packing, moving, and unpacking.  It was at one of them I found this cookbook stand:
It was pretty, but the bracket wasn't attached, the base needed re-gluing and the flower design was a decal.  I decided to give it a makeover.  The first step was to get rid of the finish and decal on the front.  Citristrip took care of that for me.  Once I saw the wood was different colors, I decided to paint it, so I added a little stain to the edges for distressing.

I gave it two coats of white spray paint and use some sandpaper to distress the edges.

I decided it would say, 'Bon Appetit' so I made a stencil with my Maker and painted it with pink paint.
I still had a few pieces of stencil to remove in this photo.
It needed still needed something else, so I added a bracket from another stencil I had in my craft room.  I had to mix the color to match the blue of the bracket and the base.
At this point, it looked like this:

The bracket was attached.

And the base was re-glued.


The makeover was done.

A cookbook stand with a brand new look!


This is a blog hop so be sure to visit everyone else to see their wonderful projects!  They are all listed below.

Comments

  1. Great makeover Ann and painting was good call! I don't know how you managed to squeeze it in with how busy you've been :).

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    1. Thank you, Sara. Getting it done was pretty easy...I finished the last of a can of spray paint - one less thing to pack! LOL

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  2. Absolutely outstanding, Ann and the fact that you created it during a giant move is amazing. You know how much I love those colors, too. I can't stop staring...thanks for hosting another creative hop. Always fun to see what everyone has up their creative sleeves!!

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    1. Thank you, Kim. I will never be able to recreate those colors since I just kept playing with them until it looked like a match. Thanks for being part of this hop!

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  3. Pretty Makeover - I used to have that stand (were you at my garage sale - LOL) Hope you have your craft room set up and that your move has gone smoothly for you!

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    1. Nope, it wasn't your garage sale! LOL Things are starting to settle down. My biggest problem is remembering where I put things!

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  4. What a 'pretty as a picture' way to transform your yard-sale find, Ann! And it really does look pretty and dainty with the stenciling and colors you chose! I love it!

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    1. Thank you, Gail. If I were to open a bakery, these would be the colors I would choose!

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  5. Great make over Ann. You really gave it a modern twist with the paint and text.

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    1. Thank you, Rachelle. The color blue was my inspiration for this makeover.

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  6. Very pretty cookbook stand upcycle, Ann! Love that it looks so pretty on display without a cookbook.

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    1. Thank you, Marie. It seems a shame to cover it up with a cookbook, doesn't it?

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  7. This is a fantastic project! I love the curves of the base.

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    1. Thank you, Cindy. The color caught my eye when I first saw it.

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  8. Very pretty makeover Ann, I bet it looks great in your kitchen. I cant wait to get back to normal so I can go savaging again. lol

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    1. Thank you, Anita. I look forward to normal too...although, I'm not sure what that will actually look like.

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  9. Great makeover and so very useful. I am sure it will look great in your new kitchen.

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    1. Thank you, Donna. It holds cookbooks, tablets, and phones - it's great!

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  10. Thanks for sharing at My Big Fat Menopausal Life's Share the Wealth Party! Hope to see you at the new one the end of this week.

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  11. Ann,
    This is simply darling!! So charming and pretty!! Thanks for sharing and thanks for dropping by!!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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    1. Thank you, Debbie. I think it needs some pink frosted cupcakes around it!

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  12. I love when something old and neglected is renewed. Lovely makeover, Ann!

    Michelle
    https://mybijoulifeonline.com

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    1. Thank you so much, Michelle. It's all about less in the landfills!

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  13. Lovely upcycle! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen

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