I found this project idea while pouring through Pinterest. If you’re like me, those mixer attachments were a constant fight. I would just throw them inside the mixer bowl when not in use, but it always looked cluttered and I had to move them out of the way each time I wanted to use the mixer. But this little miracle idea turned out to be just the trick I needed.
All you need to start is a scrap piece of wood. You’ll want something with a flat bottom to it. An old piece of “one by”, old molding or handrail, or anything you have laying in your scrap pile. I had a piece from an old cutting board that I kept hanging on to thinking, “there’s gotta be something I can do with this.” Yes, I must confess, when it comes to those little scraps, I’m a bit of a hoarder. But hey, on this one, I can say I was right, so I feel a little vindicated! (love those small victories)
Next I had to decide if I wanted it upright or flat with my particular piece of wood. I chose upright so that it had a more narrow profile on the counter top.
You will use a dowel to hold the attachments so choose one that just fits inside the mixer attachments. You want it large enough that the attachments don’t wobble around, but careful that it’s not too big. You want your piece to slide off and on without any struggle. Find your drill bit that matches the size of your dowel. Lay your mixer attachments out on the base piece to determine the proper spacing and make mark where you want to drill your holes. Drill holes about a half inch deep. Put some wood glue into the hole before placing dowel in the hole. You might need a hammer for a little extra tap to get your dowel into the hole if you have a tight fit like I did.
Let dry, and, voila! A cool little storage holder for your attachments. It only took about 30 minutes to make. Feel free to send any questions you may have about this project, and have a great day!
Here are some Flippin’ cute chalkboards that I created by repurposing two different styles of old cabinet doors. This is actually a pretty simple project. With just a few supplies, listed below, you can have a great addition to your décor. Chalkboards are all the rage right now, so go ahead and create your own. If you’re afraid of the lettering, I’ll have a few ready for sale in just a few days, so check back!
Cabinet door (of course)
Chalkboard paint – I recommend Rust Oleum
Small sander or sand paper
Secondary paint color, if you have a frame around your cabinet
Chalk Ink pen
Simply sand the surface to prepare it for paint, and wipe clean of all sanding debris when done. If painting the chalkboard paint directly on a wood surface, I found that I only needed a couple of coats for a good coverage and writing surface. For the cabinet door with the glass or plexi interior, I taped off the glass edges while painting the frame with the secondary color, then painted the chalkboard paint afterward. On glass or plexi, it will take about 3 coats of the chalkboard paint to get a good coverage. I also recommend painting it on a level surface as opposed to standing it up to help avoid drips or thick spots in the paint. Using the foam brush also helps avoid any excess brush marks. When getting ready for your final coat of paint for glass or plexi I found that it was helpful to hold it up to the light as this will help you find any spots that might be a little thin on paint and you can be sure you get good coverage on your final coat. When your last coat is dry, then have fun creating your design! You can use the chalk ink for a fine lined design, or if you prefer the look of regular chalk you can go that route. Both are washable should you get tired of the design and want a change in the future, or want to update it with a holiday theme. If you need some inspiration, Pinterest is a great resource for many chalkboard ideas. I have a board created on my Pinterest page dedicated to just chalkboard ideas. Click on over using the link provided if you would like to see some more ideas. So don’t be afraid to try it, it’s a lot easier than you would think!
Thanks for checking it out! I just wanted to write a short note today to get things rolling. I’m looking forward to this adventure. I have a lot of projects already completed that I can’t wait to share with you. Over the holidays I collected a lot of “junk” and found many “pinteresting” things to do so with my first few posts I’ll share some vintage finds as well as some repurposed projects. Also have a few of those “Dollar Store Delights” to share. Hope you have a great week and I’ll chat with you soon.