WOYWW: Vintage Makeover

Vintage Rolling Pin

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What’s On Your Workdesk this Wednesday? I’m turning to the past for inspiration and sharing a gift I received from Sheila at Welcome To My Kitchen!

Sheila found this authentic vintage rolling pin at Denise’s Kountry Patch. What I love about Denise’s alteration is that it remains true to its character. Instead of treating this item like something old that should be discarded, or something worn down that should be made new, Denise highlighted the beauty of the peeling paint and chipped wood and enhanced its vintage charm!

QUESTION: What treasure has another crafter created that has inspired you to look at items in a new way?

Have a wonderful WOYWW, dear friends, as you journey through the following links!

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37 Responses to “WOYWW: Vintage Makeover”

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  1. Carola Bartz says:

    That's a very nice vintage rolling pin! So much better than to just throw something old away.

  2. Clare /aka/ Mummushka says:

    Thanks for sharing you 'rolling pin' Will it sit on your desk or hang in the kitchen?

  3. HarmonySweetpea says:

    I have no clue what has inspired me recenly. I did find an awesome blog with some cool tutorials yesterday that I want to try. The link is in my email somewhere. The rolling pin looks great!

  4. Franka Benjaminsen says:

    Your rolling pin looks beautiful. If you see this it's hard to throw things away. Franka

  5. Dragon says:

    Beautiful and very interesting

  6. Wipso says:

    I bet that rolling pin could tell a few tales 🙂
    If you haven't already then please pop over to our blog shop and get your name down in the BIG celebration draw.

    Good luck
    A x

  7. Karen says:

    WOW thats beautiful, what a fabulous idea, TFS.
    Have a great WOYWW,
    Karen #11

  8. Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards says:

    You certainly are having fun there aren't you? Lovely!
    Well am off to bed over here our day is done as yours is begun.. have a great WOYWW! TFS!
    love Shaz in oz.x
    PS can admire vintage but cant seem to do it!!

  9. Hands to Work, Hearts to God says:

    Oh I have all sorts of things in a box in my cabinet waiting for a chance to shine! And I get inspiration from so many blogs- isn't it wonderful! Sheila did a great job, that's for sure! Patsy from

  10. sasa says:

    This looks great – there so much inspiration out there – just been given an old wooden tool box….where to start…

    Thanks for sharing today, enjoy yourself…

    Sasa at 12 (Sarah)


  11. Minxy says:

    I'm inspired every day by people who make something from nothing 'so to speak' for me i think using old fabric and lace to create custom wall art inspires me the most 😀 oh and although i'm not a steampunk fan i love the use of recycled things in there work!
    Your rolling pin is just lovely 😀
    StAy InKy
    hUgS MiNxY x

  12. Cathy says:

    Fab rolling pin.
    Cathy xx

  13. Twiglet says:

    I love the way crafters manage to transform the most mundane of objects!
    If you haven't already, then please pop over to our blog shop and get your name down in the BIG celebration draw.

    Good luck

  14. S says:

    Cool rolling pin. Thanks for the peek at your space.

  15. SDCrafts says:

    How clever to do that with the rolling pin.
    Not so much about older items treated kindly as newer stash treated so cleverly can be found at It's All Fiddle Fart – which, until NOW, I read as Fiddle Art! Followed by using Google reader so hadn't taken much notice whereas I DO look through all the WOYWW blogs.

    Short & sweet this week
    Shirl #38 again!

  16. Hels Sheridan says:

    oh gorgeous rolling pin… tis fab!

  17. DottyA Cards & Things says:

    Love the rolling pin, do you plan on putting up in your craft room or in the kitchen? Thanks for sharing!

  18. Doone says:

    oh dear,

    i still use my grandma's rolling pin that my mom gave to me,

    it does go through the dishwasher so i hope it is okay to continue to use it for it original purpose, if not I think I should get altering….


  19. SueLovesCherries says:

    Thanks for sharing this with us on Rednesday!

  20. Spyder says:

    now, I'd never even thing about altering a rolling pin!Happy WOYWW!!


  21. Cauliflower Cupcake says:

    Love the rolling pin. I would have to say that having looked on you tube at tim holtz altered frames and boxes – anything goes for me – I was scouring the boot sales for rusty old locks and keys at the weekend!!
    Have a great WOYWW
    Rebecca xx

  22. Crazy Lady Lori says:

    Oh very cool, I like it 🙂
    New follower from the hop


  23. LV says:

    That is a neat vintage rolling pin. My mother always used one, but not like this.

  24. Caroline Hallett says:

    I have seen it all now – who would have thought you could alter a rolling pin – and so beautiful too! Happy WOYWW – Hugs – Caroline xoxo

  25. The Crafty Elf says:

    Very nice. Always important to keep a bit of the past.

  26. ~~Carol~~ says:

    Love the chippy paint on the handle of that rolling pin, and the embellishments make it even prettier!
    Happy REDnesday!

  27. Mrs A. says:

    Your rolling pin looks fab just as it is. Would have spoilt it to pretty it up. I'm sure Legend will enjoy playing with the ribbons.
    Hugs Mrs A. #54

  28. The Paper Princess says:

    I'm glad that you all love this beautiful altered vintage rolling pin as much as I do!

    Several of you have asked whether its new home will be in my kitchen or my craft room. While my ultimate dream is to have a kitchen that would support the placement of such a beautiful piece, my current kitchen does not. Therefore, it will be inspiring me on a shelf in The Paper Palace until I move to more suitable digs!

  29. RosC says:

    This is a fun idea and I can imagine just the place for it in a little retro style cafe near me. TFS.
    Ros (42)

  30. okienurse says:

    Great gift! I love all things vintage! Nice find! Thanks for sharing! Vickie #162

  31. Doni says:

    How cute! I love vintage and chippy, rust and lace. Can't seem to get enough of it! Thanks for joining me for Pearls and Lace Thursday!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  32. Rosie says:

    That's really cute.

  33. Scrapcollectr says:

    Cigar boxes! I've seen some lovely creations made of these…

  34. SueH says:

    Looks like that rolling pin has been used to make a few pies in its time and what a fab way to preserve it.

    Thanks for sharing on WOYWW.


  35. Tertia says:

    Love that rolling pin. Your question has my head spinning. So many wonderfully talented crafters out there!
    Happy belated WOYWW

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    New follower from the hop. Recently I was inspired by another bloggers play room. Oh, how I wish I had that creativity it definitely got my wheels to turning.

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