Spoon Display Transformation

I purchased this really beautiful display piece at an estate sale this summer. It had been handmade by the owner of the estate. It was actually the estate of a good friend. I love that her dad had made this piece.

Unfortunately, I don't collect souvenir spoons so this needed to be transformed. I began by removing the two shelves that held the spoons. They had been screwed and nailed in so it took me a minute to get them off of there.


I sanded off the old glue and some of the old varnish. I filled in the holes with wood putty and sanded it smooth.

I used Rustoleum Chalked paint in the Chiffon Cream. I painted two coats on this piece.


After the second coat, I heavily distressed the piece overall with 60 grit sandpaper. I sealed it with Varathane Crystal Clear polyurethane in a satin finish.



I wanted the drawer to be stained. I sanded off the old finish and used Varathane Early American stain on the drawer. I also added a new knob (the old yellow one wasn't working for me!).


I added these hooks from Hobby Lobby (two on each side), so they could hold rolling pins. I measured the rolling pins and ensured they were place far enough apart to accommodate the rolling pins.



The rolling pins nestled nicely on this hooks.


I added a new knob to the drawer and it was complete!



This will be a great piece to display vintage rolling pins, sifters, measuring spoons, cookie cutters and utensils! I really love the way it turned out. The drawer is a great space to store all your cookie cutters!


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Whether my junk is from a garage sale, estate or farm auction, flea market or the side of the road, I love to find it, fix it, clean it, sell it or keep it. So come along the backroads of Indiana with Junk is My Life (me), let's find something vintage and do something cool with it! Formerly Junk Journal.