I love a super simple project and this one could not have been any easier!
A few weeks back I was cleaning out the closet in my studio and I came across this vintage slaw/cabbage cutter that I have probably had for a couple of years. I decided it was time to get it out of the closet and repurpose it as a display piece in my kitchen.
I have repurposed a slaw cutter before. This past spring I posted a tutorial showing how to make a memo board out of a slaw cutter (tutorial here).
My repurpose idea for this larger cutter was a lot easier. All I did was lay it on it's side.
The box is now storage for salt and pepper shakers (The shakers were a thrift store find that were originally a faded red. They got a fresh look with some white spray paint).
The metal cutting surface is a perfect spot to add a few recipes with magnets.
And the upper ledge gives me a little display space for a few small plates.
The ironstone bowl with the dog treats sitting in front of the display.....I found it and a matching smaller bowl this week at a thrift store for $1.00 apiece!
It was late in the day when I got to the thrift store and I was so surprised to find these bowls sitting on the shelf (I guess not everyone is as obsessed with ironstone as I am).
Now that I have my new countertop display in place, I can't believe I let that slaw cutter sit in my closet for two years. I think I better go check out what other treasures I might have hidden up there!
Since I am on the subject of kitchen displays, I want to show you one last picture of a recent thrift store find.......this wonderful aluminum mid-century canister set. I found this set (it also includes the flour canister which is not pictured) for $4.50!! Love it!
I'm linking my vintage kitchen pieces tonight with Debra @ Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Liz @ Brambleberry Cottage for Time Travel Thursday
Have a fabulous weekend!