Measuring Spoon Rack
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Do you have a set of measuring spoons similar to these?
Do you end up losing one (or 2) when you take them off the ring? Or, if you keep them together, are you constantly spinning to find the correct spoon? If this sounds familiar, I have the solution.
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The solution begins with a piece of pallet wood. If you don't have any pallet wood, no worries. Any random board will do!
Start by sanding and then painting your board in your favorite color. I used a chip brush and craft paint.
Since I wanted some of the grain to show through, I took a damp rag and wiped off some of the paint while it was still wet.
While the paint dried, I opened up Design Space and created the phrase, 'just a spoonful'.
After cutting it on stencil vinyl, I weeded the letters.
Then, transfer tape was place over it and the paper backing of the stencil was peeled off.
The stencil was now attached to the transfer tape.
It was then placed on the painted board and pressed down securely with an old gift card.
Ready for paint!
Using a stencil brush with almost no paint on it, I began to paint. This is the technique I use to prevent the paint from bleeding under the stencil.
Here's how it looked after the first coat:
The next coat:
The final coat:
Time to peel off the stencil.
If you look carefully, you'll see the pallet wood is still a bit rough in spots. Because I used 3 light coats of paint, there was little to no bleeding. Trust me, it works every time!
Because I believe in full disclosure, there was some 'touch-up' needed:
The entire board was given a coat of Clear Krylon in a satin finish and the sawtooth hangers were attached to the back. I put one at each top corner.
Then it was time to add the cup hooks. I used 1/2 inch hooks. Since the board is 17" long, I found and marked the center with chalk.
Since there are 7 pieces to this set, I measured 2" increments out from the center mark to space them evenly. Each was marked with chalk.
Cup hooks were screwed in at each mark.
The only thing left was to hang the spoons!
This little rack has made life so much easier - no more searching for the right measuring spoon! It's the little things that make me happy!
Have I convinced you to make one of these for your kitchen?
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This is darling, Ann! Love the color...and now I'll be singing this song all day long!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Kim...and 'you're welcome' for the earworm!Delete
Awesome idea to separate them; I have to do this. I just made some carrot cake muffins and this would have been so handy!ReplyDelete
So true. It really has made life so much easier!Delete
What a great idea, Ann! And super convenient and quite handy to have your measuring spoons close at hand! Btw, where did you hang it in your kitchen?ReplyDelete
It really is convenient, Gail. The kitchen here is very small, so it's on a little side wall. I don't even have to take a step to reach it!Delete
This is such a good idea. I find my measuring spoons annoying when they are together on their ring, but daren't take them off in case I lose one.ReplyDelete
I love your full disclosure too - keeping it real!
I know what you mean, Julie. They are annoying together and then they escape in the drawer if they are separated. This solved my problem!Delete
Full disclosure? Always...we all need the truth!
Hey! What a great idea!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Tania!Delete
Ann your denim hearts were adorable. So clever. Stopping by from Pink Saturday. Have a blessed week.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much!Delete
This was such a sweet idea! Your clever ideas are amazing. Have a wonderful SONday and terrific new week.ReplyDelete
Great project, that wood has a similar effect to shou sugi ban without all the hard work. I love it. I use my cricut all the time and I have never thought of doing a stencil. I will be giving it at go.ReplyDelete
Thank you, and you're right - hadn't thought of that. Have fun with your Cricut!Delete
I bet that pretty blue makes your kitchen look cheerful! Love the whimsical touch with the cute saying. Great project!ReplyDelete
It sure does, Allyson! It helps brighten a very dark kitchen.Delete
Wow. Clever you! #YourMomentReplyDelete
Thank you, Lydia!Delete
What a great way to add colour to your kitchen. Love the bright blue.ReplyDelete
From Rachel - Tea and Forget-me-notsDelete
Thank you so much, Rachel!Delete
That is so cute!ReplyDelete
I honestly was rummaging through my measuring spoon/cups drawer this morning thinking there has got to be a better way. THANK YOU!ReplyDelete
It's a simple solution that is an absolute game-changer, Marie! You need one!Delete
Awww Ann! This is so cute, thank you for sharing with Whimsy Home Wednesday. I have really pretty measuring spoons, and I hate throwing them into the drawer never to be seen. I need to make something like this for our spoons!ReplyDelete
It is so convenient to have them right at my fingertips...I think the measuring cups will be next!Delete
This is too cute! I might have to make one for the pantry, I'm always breaking the loop on the spoons so they're scattered everywhere hah.ReplyDelete
These little spoons seem to be a problem for everyone. This is a simple solution that truly makes life easier!Delete
This is adorable! I love the cheerful blue color and the white lettering. Thank you for sharing this post in the Talent-Sharing Tuesdays Link-Up 51.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much, Carol!Delete
Great idea. Congratulations, you are being featured on Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop. I hope you stop by. https://www.eclecticredbarn.com/2023/02/its-wonderful-wednesday-time.html
Thank you, Bev. I'll be sure to stop by!Delete