Monday, January 17, 2011

CRAFT TIME: Apron rack

Sometime last year I read in a magazine (Good Housekeeping or Better Homes and Gardens) about building your own apron rack out of wooden spoons. I thought this was a fantastic idea because I have more than your average number of aprons. I shared the idea with my sister (who was looking for a way to display some aprons that belonged to our great-grandmother), and she ended up gifting the craft project to me for my birthday.

Here's how it went...

My sister began the project by drilling holes in the wooden plaques she purchased. These wooden boards are cheap, and be purchase at craft stores such as Hobby Lobby or Michael's.

She then purchased wooden spoons and cut them off for the hooks.

I then stained the boards and a few of the spoons, and gave them a quick sanding job.

Next, it was time to assemble the pieces. I had to nail picture hangers on the back of the board so they would be anchored to the wall.

I then took wood glue, squeezed it in each hole, applied a little glue to the ends of the spoons, and place them in. I then wiped off any excess glue that came out of the hole.

I then took a flame and burned the end of a couple of the spoons in order to given them a worn, used look.

Then you have to let the glue dry for 24 hours....

Finally, I hung them on the wall in my dining area and placed my apron collection on them.

They add a very "country" feel to my kitchen/dining area. It is laid back, and lived in. The wood doesn't stand out from the brick walls as much as I had hoped, so maybe one day I'll paint them. But I think it turned out to be a pretty cute project, and really easy and cheap to do.


katherine said...

So cute! I think I'm going to have to try this.

deva said...

Super cute! Great idea.