Upcycled Old Rake to Rustic Utensil Holder – an easy DIY craft for home decor in the kitchen.
Upcycle: Old Rake Head to Rustic Utensil Holder
In 2012, we moved into an old farm house. I was in love with it but it needed a lot of updates (still does, but we’re working on it!). The kitchen was very outdated with teal cabinets and old discolored wallpaper, so one of the first things we did was a kitchen face-lift. We painted our cabinets a deep chocolate brown with an aqua interior to match our wedding china, switched out the cabinet hardware to rubbed bronze to match our new sink fixture, and painted the walls a nice neutral to bring everything together.
When we were done, it looked much better, at least until we can allocate enough funds to revamp the whole thing. It needed some finishing touches though. One of the things that really bothered me was that the backsplash behind the counters didn’t continue behind the stove. It just looked so bare. I decided I was going to make something to fill that space, and I came up with this rustic, decorative utensil holder, made from an old rakehead that the previous owners left behind.
It was super easy too. Here’s what I did.
First, we took the handle off the rake. It was really stubborn, so I had to enlist Mr. Gracious’ help to get it off.
Then, we screwed the rakehead onto a painted 1″x 6″ board. We attached 2 picture hangers on the back of the board to be able to hang it when we were done. And we screwed two vintage-looking hooks on either side of the rake head for extra hanging room. Mr. Gracious helped me again with this bit because I really shouldn’t be allowed power tools of any kind.
Then I painted some cheap wooden kitchen utensilswith aqua spray paint to match our china and interior cabinets, and ordered some pretty aqua pot holders to finish it off.
We hung the board with the rake on the wall. I hung the kitchen utensilson the rake and the pot holders on the hooks. And voila! A pretty, new rustic utensil holder to complete our kitchen face-lift in our old farmhouse!
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