This was one of my favorite DIY projects to do for a few reasons. One, it took some garage-salin’ and thrift-store scouring to find my rolling pins. Two, I utilized the skills of my SuperHubbie to cut the pins and attach them to my board. Not saying us girlies can’t do it ~ but he can do that stuff much better then me! Three, I just love love LOVE they way it turned out. Let me tell you how easy this DIY project really is!
After I gathered my supplies and found the perfect rolling pins to use I scavenged a old piece of cedar barn wood from my hubbies pile ‘o wood. You really can use any rolling pins but I really wanted older pins that had a warn-look from rolling out hundreds of pies! I also like the barn wood I found because it had old nail holes with dents and scratches ~ just perfect for the vintage look I was after.
I spray painted my barn wood with one of my favorite paints from Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Paint in Satin Ivory.It dries super fast and works on just about any surface. I covered the entire piece of wood but didn’t worry too much about perfection as I then took a piece of 220 sand paper to sand away the paint to allow the wood to show through.
Hubbie took my pins and cut them on his chop saw at about a 22 degree angle so they would tilt up. The nice thing about cutting the pins in half is you actually can make 2 of these!
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Once everything was together I just let it sit for about 24-48 hours to let the Liquid Nails really take hold. Once it dried we attached two heavy-duty saw tooth picture holders to the back to allow for easy hanging and a strong hold.
That’s about it! Easy Peasy! Again, I loved taking my time to find the perfect rolling pins for this because now a days garage-salin’ is considered ‘dates’ for my hubbie and I. And I do consider myself lucky that he enjoys it as much as I do.
But perhaps you have some old pins of your grandmothers that you want displayed so you can appreciate them daily. This would be a perfect project for that!
Or if you have a more modern style you can always purchase new pins, even paint them all a fun red or silver and attach them to a piece of birch wood. Be warned the newer pins have a metal dowel inside when cutting. Either way be prepared for lots of compliments on the touch of whimsy in your home. And you get to say….. “I did it myself!” =)