I bought an old recipe card stand at Goodwill a few months ago. It needed a makeover, but it’s just the kind of project I like! I changed it from drab and outdated to a piece that fits in with my coastal kitchen decor. I only paid a couple of dollars for it and I had all of the supplies on hand to give it a much needed new look. It’s another example of how to take a thrift store find and give it new life by doing a simple Recipe Card Stand Makeover.
After giving a makeover to a Recipe Box to match my kitchen, I wanted a pretty and convenient way to use the cards when I’m cooking.
Don’t you love the fruit motif? I’m guessing this is something from the 70’s or 80’s because I remember seeing this design on lots of kitchen items back then. I gave it a coat of Waverly Silver Linings chalk paint, but after it dried, I wasn’t too happy with how dull it looked.
After adding a coat of Art Minds Chalk paint in white, it looked brighter.
To cover the fruit and the holes, I measured and cut a sheet of laminated burlap to size. I used white craft glue to hold it in place.
Adding some color to the stand was easy by gluing a row of sea glass colored stones along the top of the burlap.
I painted a mini metal clip using Waverly Agave Chalk paint and glued it to the burlap to hold the recipe card.
I liked how it looked, but I decided that when it’s sitting on my counter top without a recipe card, it needed a little something else.
Using the same paint as I used for the clip, I painted a small shell and glued it to the burlap.
I’m enjoying how it looks on my counter and I’m looking forward to having a handy way to use my recipe cards.
Don’t overlook those outdated thrift store finds! A little paint and some creativity can have it fitting right in with your decor! This was an easy project and I’m happy with the Recipe Card Stand Makeover.
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