(and is paying attention I know that leaves many people out ... I won't hold it against you)
knows that I have a little bit of an obsession with upcycling books - as in I have the need to drill holes in them and otherwise destroy them.
(I blame my Nook)
This is a very simple gift that is as usual easy-peasy to make. I made this for a friend's black and white kitchen.
(I am trying to show her how vintage pieces can add character to a space - for times when my actual old as dirt self is not at her house providing the vintage character personally)
You will need:
that you can bear to part with, preferably something a little kitcheny - if it has Julia's face on it that is a total plus -
vintage kneader/masher, pipe holders, screws, marking pencil, drill, hanging hardware
1. mark your holes 2. drill your holes - as always when drilling into a book - go slowly - this is a lesson from Smokey the Bear, folks 3. attach your pipe hangers NOTE - you have to add your kneader/masher - what the hell is this thing anyway? - at this point - I had 2 screws in when I realized there was no way to add the kneader/masher without taking them out - luckily you have me to guide you through this and you will not make this mistake 4. add a sawtooth hanger (drill, glue, hammer) to the back - you can measure the placements of everything - I just kind of eyeball things (since it's not going in my kitchen after all - ack)
VOILA! now you just need a super-amazing dish towel - I highly recommend one by the amazing Xenotees
For another towel rack featuring a vintage rolling pin see my other tutorial HERE and for something else to do with the kneader/masher thingamajig see my other tutorial HERE