Hey guys!!  My next project was inspired by my recent love of magnets and galvanized tin.  I decided to create a recipe holder for my kitchen!!
 It’s a cutie!… This is what I did…
I purchased a 1x8x4 at Lowes and a large square dowel…
I also purchased a small craft circle…
My first step was to cut the dowel.  I cut it about 11″ long.  I then used my Gorilla Glue Epoxy to attach the dowel to my wood circle.
I then cut my 1×8 10″ long.  I used the epoxy to attach the 1×8 piece to the front of the dowel.
Then I let it dry a bit…
I used my drill to put a hole in the top for the finial.
And here is was ready for paint!!!
I painted that with Rustoleum American Accents Heirloom White spray paint.  After that was dry I started working on the next step.
I decided to shanty the edges up a bit with my sander and a bit of Minwax Dark Walnut stain…
I then added a bit of Ralph Lauren Smoke Glaze… You guys know the routine!!
I found this galvanized roof flashing at Lowe’s…
I cut a piece just a bit smaller than the plaque I attached to the dowel.
I then used my epoxy again to attach the metal to the plaque to the wood piece. I added a silver nail in each
 corner for a bit of shanty-ness!!
Now for my magnets… I used the same super cute Fleur-de-lis wood pieces that Ash used on a previous procect.  I painted and glzed them the same and then used some Gorilla Glue to attach the magnets.
All finished… Now it just needs a great recipe…
It also makes a great picture holder…
What do you think??!  This will be our newest addition to the Shanty Shoppe on Etsy.  After several requests we decided to start offering some of our shanties on Etsy.  You can visit us by clicking on the Shanty Shoppe button on our sidebar or by clicking HERE!!!
Thanks so much for all of your sweet comments on Traci’s Shanty Spotlight post. If you have not had a chance to check it out just scroll down a bit… so fun!!


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  1. lets pretend im not crafty…
    who do you cut the metal? what tool do i need to get at home depot so i can make this?
    thanks for the great idea-i am making 2!

  2. OK – you know this one is going to be copied all over blogland and let me tell you I will be the first one in line at Lowes today to pick up my supplies. This project fits all my project criteria….easily accessible supplies, inexpensive, straightforward construction, and of course, gorgeous finished project. You girls must dream of these projects in your sleep!

  3. I love this!! What a great idea! I am definately filing this one away at thecraftersfilebox.blogspot.com.

    You guys are sooo awesome! Thanks for all your ideas!

  4. Whitney,
    That turned out great! I am always losing my recipe cards, so I could definitely use this! Love the tin too.

  5. So cute, I can hardly stand it! You've become one of my favorite blogs ever. :)You make things that are totally my style, but I can never think of them myself! So this is great!

  6. this project along with the "joy" project you did a few posts back inspired me to look around my pile of stuff, and guess what i found that may serve the same purpose as the 1x8x4 & the craft circle? a paper towel holder: base~~round circle,1X8X4 replacement piece~~the part that the paper towel slides down on(it's round) i'm going to have to make adjustments, and the top of the spindle part already has an opening for the finial.i'll experiment with what i have, thanks for all your inspiration.

  7. This would make yet another wonderful Christmas project! I really need to stop reading and start doing!

  8. Get out of here…
    OMG This is just the cutest thing I have ever seen. You did an awesome job, and so original. Not expensive, and my gosh we all need one. I am going to have to check into this one. I have the perfect place for it.

    Now mine ofcourse would have to be red antiqued, because my dining room and kitchen are cherries. Can you see where I am going girls? My gosh, the sky is the limit here.
    What fun.

    Love it so much. Thank you for sharing with my tonight. I will send pics when I get mine done. I am thinking what an awesome Christmas gift this would be. I could mark 2 more off my list with this one.

    Happy Friday the 13th. Country hugs, Sherry

  9. STOP IT!!! You blow me away with all of your ideas, F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S, another Shanty2Chic must copy. You gals need your own book, soon.

  10. What a cool idea! Especially for those of us with really no wall space in the kitchen. I love it, can't wait to try to make on of my own. Thanks for sharing.