New Twist on an Old Favorite

Hey guys!  I hope you all had an amazing Christmas!  My family did!  We finished up everything in town today and will head out tomorrow morning for our final Christmas with the hub’s fam.  Since I will be out for a few days I thought I would sneak in a little project for you guys.  It’s a simple one… just a little twist on an old one I did a few weeks back.
My mom loved the recipe holder I had made HERE and mentioned that she would love a black one to hold pictures… OK… Easy enough;)!  I kept things just about the same but changed just a bit.  I decided to make it wide instead of tall so I cut my 1×8 to 10″ long.
I used my new birthday present to cut mine but a simple hand saw gets the job done quickly too!
I then cut my square dowel 8″.  I glued my dowel to my round wood piece using Gorilla Glue Epoxy.  It is really important that you read the instructions and follow them:)… they are simple steps but the glue won’t set well if you alter them.
After that dried I glued my 1×8 to my dowel using the GG Epoxy.
Here she is drying…

I then drilled a small hole for my wood finial and added some Gorilla Glue Wood Glue into the hole and screwed in my finial.
Now she’s ready for a good coat of paint…
I sprayed the entire piece with Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch in Canyon Black Satin.  While that was drying I went and said good-bye to an old friend…
I plugged old trusty in to warm up and about 15 minutes later I heard a loud pop.  I went into the kitchen to find that the front end had cracked open and the glue gun was smoking… What does this mean???  I’m sick… I use it too much:) 
RIP Hot glue gun
So… I went and grabbed my back up and glued my roof flashing to the 1×8 before adding my decorative nails to the corner.  I added a favorite b&w that you guys have seen too many times and my gift was done!  Thanks to my Mom for the great idea:)  The final outcome…
Hope you like it… I think she did:) And it is super easy to change out your pictures.  If you need more specifics on the construction part just go see my recipe holder HERE.
Thank you again for an AWESOME first 5 months.  It is hard not to be inspired when you have so many amazing people who encourage you each day.  You guys have been so good to us and we can’t wait to see what 2010 holds.  Thank you so much.
Happy Birthday Jesus!

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  1. Rachel Hanchett on August 18, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    Like "lifegroup" I too would like to know where you got your finials and your little nails? Did you have to pre-drill or punch the holes for your nails to go through the metal and the wood? Super cute I can't wait to make mine!

  2. Lifegroup on January 27, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    I love love love the recipe/photo holder! It is great! I cannot find the finials you use. I also would like to know where to get the roofing. One more thing…how do you cut the roofing? What do you use? Can you help me out? Thanks so much! Ann

  3. The DIY Show Off on January 15, 2010 at 12:36 am

    Another cute project! I did see it before but I'm so happy you linked to the party to show it off. It's fabulous!



  4. DeeDee on January 10, 2010 at 3:42 am

    I so love this..I cannot find the pretty finales that you use…your projects inspire me so much..thanks and keep it up…hope she loves her gift

  5. Katrine on January 4, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    I love this! thanks for the tutorial!

  6. Joye @ The Joyeful Journey on December 30, 2009 at 12:46 am

    What a cute idea! I love the look of the silver on the black too!

  7. Dawn on December 29, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    Love it! Another awesome project from you girls!!!

  8. Your cool friend Cheryl on December 29, 2009 at 6:55 am

    Thanks for sharing!

    RIP your poor glue gun πŸ™

  9. Michelle on December 29, 2009 at 5:36 am

    I love it! Thanks for sharing.

  10. niartist on December 29, 2009 at 5:06 am

    Great job Whitney! Such a fun and creative project! LOVE IT! Thanks for sharing! So glad I stopped by! Check in sometime …

  11. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) on December 29, 2009 at 1:05 am

    This is great! Thanks for showing us how you made it…love this idea! Please link back to BNOTP so your visitors will find the other Met Monday posts. πŸ™‚ Thanks!

  12. TheFancyFritter on December 28, 2009 at 5:11 am

    I did 3 recipe holders for all our mom's for Christmas & they loved them!! I love flipping it and doing it wider!! Thanks for the great projects! πŸ™‚

  13. Diann on December 28, 2009 at 3:38 am

    cute idea and it has great "gift" potential!

  14. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions on December 28, 2009 at 2:37 am

    Loved it as a recipe holder and I love it just as much as a picture holder! What a great way to change out pictures on a whim!

  15. Kelee on December 28, 2009 at 1:54 am

    Neat and fun! Thanks for the pics!


  16. allie~millie designs on December 27, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    I love it! What a woman you are to use all those "man" tools! That rocks! Thank you for the awesome ideas!

  17. Tori on December 27, 2009 at 6:30 am

    I love that! It's so funny how I can read your instructions and actually feel like I can do these! Great!!

  18. 4littlepilgrims on December 27, 2009 at 1:34 am

    Thanks so much for posting this adorable craft! It has been on my inspiration "to-do" list for at least a month now and my neighbor has already beat me to it! Too, too cute! It has been one of my favorites of the year. Thanks so much and Happy New Year!

  19. donna on December 26, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    I made your recipe holder for my sister & sis-in-law for Christmas, and they both just loved them! The only change I made was to paint the steel (I couldn't find any galvanized roof flashing at my Lowe's) with chalkboard spray paint, so it had a duel purpose. I also made myself one while I was at it, and can't wait to make more! Thank you both for continually inspiring us with such amazing, creative ideas! You are the greatest! Merry (belated) Christmas, & Happy New year!

  20. [email protected] Beneath My Heart on December 26, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    Too cute, Whitney. Love it!

  21. ljgctn on December 26, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    Very beautiful, and thanks so much for sharing this project. I think I can do this! Laura

  22. Tricia Anne on December 26, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    What a great idea. I am notorious for posting notes everywhere. I need to consolidate and create something along these lines. :o)

  23. Heidi and Tye on December 26, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    This is very classy, elegant, and shanty! I still want to make a recipe holder too. A frame like this would be perfect on my side table, or on my piano!

  24. Ann On and On... on December 26, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    Yes, good project!

    Save travels…. Enjoy the family!

  25. Sarah on December 26, 2009 at 6:13 am

    Great project and really cute kidos. Hope you had a beautiful Christmas! ~ Sarah

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