Hi there! Today I’m joining up with seven other vintage-y, DIY bloggers [the Thrifty Chicks] to bring you a total of eight kitchen-related junk overs. We’ve used our superior DIY skills to turn second-hand kitchen-related items into something new and hopefully, amazing. First I’ll share my Christmas in July Kitchen DIY Project with you, and then at the end of the post, you can find links to the other projects.
I chose a fish scaling board as the basis for this month’s project–weird, right? If you even know what a fish scaling board is, bonus points for you friend(!). Until a few months ago, when I purchased one of my very own at a garage sale, I had no idea what one was. A kind reader properly identified it for me.
I decided it would be perfect for this month’s Thrifty Chicks junk over project.
Now that I know its function, it all makes so much sense. The clip at the narrow end of the board holds the fish’s tail in place, while the grooved lines help to hold his body in place as you scrape off his scales with some sort of gruesome tool. Okay, so you might want to think twice before using a fish scaling board for a DIY project, LOL. Trust me, I gave mine a very careful sniff test before embarking on this bit of Christmas decor. Thankfully, it passed the test.
Here are a few of the materials I used.
For the first step, I applied a coat of Minwax Dark Walnut stain with some cheese cloth, and then after it dried, I ran a strip of the pretty burlap and gingham ribbon down the center
Next, I made three mini wreaths, following the instructions from this post: How to Make the Cutest Mini Wreaths You’ve Ever Seen, but I made them slightly larger to fit the scaling board better.
That same post also explains how I make aged mottos, like the “joy to the world” one that you see here.
I added a simple bow at the top.
And hung it with a few other Christmas projects that will be available at the Shaker Christmas Craft Show come this November. [I work on Christmas projects all year long!]
I think it would make a nice addition to anyone’s holiday decor.
I just love taking crazy, ugly old things and turning them into something fresh and new.
Make sure to check out some of the projects by these my fellow Thrifty Chicks!
- A Kitchen Cabinet Door Into A Towel Holder by Shoppe No. 5
- Christmas in July Kitchen DIY Project by Adirondack Girl @ Heart
- How to Make a Coffee Bar Sign by Just the Woods
- Sewing Machine Drawer Kitchen Organizer by Lora B. Create & Ponder
- Silverware Wind Chimes by Interior Frugalista
- What To Do With a Collection of Random Kitchen Do-Dads by The Vintage Cottage
- How To Make Repurposed Folding Strainer Flowers by Thrifty Rebel Vintage
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