Saturday, September 01, 2012

throwing down the DIY gauntlet

(from Pottery Barn)

First let me say that I think this is brilliant. Utterly brilliant.

Secondly let me say that I am not going to spend $44 on this piece of brilliance (and yes that is how much it cost, even on sale once you add in all the extras.)

Why won't I spend that money? you ask.
Well here are some reasons.
1) It's too country/Italian villa knock-off for me. I would try to rip the fork off and then spray paint the whole thing red or mustard if I bought it. 

2) I am still recovering from birthday parties/plumbing bills/summer camp/ blogger retreat expenses. I am pretty sure my bank account will bounce back just in time for Christmas.

3) I have faith that my crafty community of DIY'ers and Pintererst Fanatics and Creative Bloggers will come up with a less expensive, much cuter version of this. Perhaps they already have.

So, here is my request: HELP! I really would love to have some sort of contraption like this in my kitchen. But I would like to spend half the money and have it be twice as cute. If you can find me a DIY link to a project like this or if you can create one yourself I will be eternally grateful.
I will also send you a lovely care-package filled with crafty and creative goodies. 

The DIY gauntlet has now been thrown down. Crafters, start your drills.


  1. Oooh a challenge!! ;-)

  2. Anonymous9:43 AM

    cool piece!

    i haven't seen any tutorials about how to make one and don't know where you could find the cutter-parts for the wax paper (pull one off some similar, old thing that you could find who-knows-where?), but can see using either an old cookie sheet or a thick old cutting board as the base. and a thin old pipe on one side to hold the paper towels.

    good luck on your search/diy!


  3. Anonymous10:44 AM

    I'll bet you could find the parts at a kitchen supply warehouse.

    Good luck!

  4. Anonymous10:58 AM

    I need this in my life too now. Agreed, minus fork and sprayed a fantastic color.

    I've seen paper towel holders that have a tension or such that you only rip off one sheet at a time. Perhaps that could be used for the wax paper. Also the serrated edges could be purchased at a home depot (the thin wire handsaw type?)



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