Vintage Rolling Pin Hook Rack


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 cut the pins and attach them to my board. Three, I just love love LOVE the way it turned out. Let me tell you how easy this DIY project really is!

Vintage Rolling Pin Hook RackAfter I gathered my supplies and found the perfect rolling pins to use, I scavenged a old piece of cedar barn 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.

Vintage Rolling Pin Hook RackI spray painted my barn wood with one of my favorite paints from Krylon Indoor/Outdoor 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.

I cut the pins at a 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!

After a couple of measurements and arranging the pins in the order I liked, you screwed the pins to the board from the back. We also squired a bit of Liquid Nails down the center of the pin so the dowel of the handle would stay put now that it was cut in two.

So far I had about $20 invested between the pins & the paint (still have lots of paint left). We already had the liquid nails and the barn wood. 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, I 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!

Vintage Rolling Pin Hook RackBut 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!

Vintage Rolling Pin Hook RackOr 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!”

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Vintage Rolling Pin Hook Rack