“Grateful” and a grater! See what I did there? This little play on words will be “grate” for the kitchen, or “great” for those with spell check! Lizzy created a similar project a while back, and when I found this old grater, I couldn’t wait to craft with it.
Check out my video below for all the fun, or just follow along here on the blog!
Debi’s Design Diary DIY Paint: White Swan
Walmart: Waverly Antique Wax
Amazon: Paint scraper, E6000, hot glue, hot glue gun Click here to check out my favorite crafting supplies (This is an Amazon affiliate link and I may receive a small compensation for items purchased from this link.)
Thrifted: Cheese grater
Michaels: “Grateful” wood word
Dollar Tree: Sign, Tumbling Tower Game blocks
Y’all ready? Let’s make it!
I started off by using my heat tool to heat up the glue under the letters, then pried them off with my paint scraper.
The sign looked a bit rough where I removed the letters, but I painted over it. It won’t show once the burlap and everything is on, so I wasn’t too worried about getting the background perfect.
I used my Waverly Antique Wax to paint the edges of the sign.
Next, I hot glued a strip of burlap onto the sign. I put glue on all four edges.
This antique grater is so cute, y’all. I put the little Dollar Tree Tumbling Tower Game blocks on with E6000 and hot glue. I use E6000 whenever I’m gluing metal. It provides a permanent hold and the hot glue will hold it in place until the E6000 glue dries, which takes several hours.
Y’all know I love Hey Sailor blue from Debi’s Design Diary DIY paint, and I was planning on using it for the wood word. But it got lost once I placed it on the grater, so I went back with a few coats of White Swan, and it is a much better look. (It took a few coats because I was painting over the blue).
I finished painting it, dried it with my heat tool, and placed it on the grater with E6000 and hot glue.
I just love how this turned out! It will look so sweet in the kitchen.
Let me know in the comments if you have crafted something for your kitchen. I appreciate each and every one of you!
Thanks so much for stopping by,