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Sometimes it’s the seemingly ordinary things that provide the most inspiration, and in this case, it was a box full of recipe cards written by my grandmother’s hand. They’re stained, some are torn and tattered, some have her fingerprints on them… The ones that were loved the most are the ones that are worn the most. It seems the ones she loved the most are my favorites too. I remember Grandma keeping her favorite, every day recipes taped to the inside of her cabinet doors in her kitchen. That memory triggered me to want to create a “recipe station” in my own kitchen, using Scotch® Brand products.
While I do have a cookbook stand, it just won’t hold smaller recipe cards and printed out recipes. So, I thought, why not use the space on the inside of my cabinet doors to my full advantage? I did a little browsing on Pinterest and was inspired by this Pin from Raining Hot Coupons. Mine’s a tad bit different, due to the size of my cabinet doors and the tools I chose to use.
Supplies You’ll Need
- cork board
- 2 wooden rulers
- Scotch® Brand Permanent Mounting Tape
- Scotch® Brand Titanium Utility Knife
- thumb tacks
Instructions for DIY Cabinet Door Recipe Station
Your first step is to remove the cabinet door/s you choose to use for this project and lay them flat on a hard surface. Clean them up really well, making sure the surface is completely clean of any grease or grime.
Using the Scotch® Brand Titanium Utility Knife and a measuring tape, measure and cut the cork board to fit your cabinet doors. I cut the cork board to fit in the inside groove of our cabinet doors. While you have the knife out, go ahead and trim your ruler pieces to fit on top of the cork board.
Apply Permanent Mounting Tape to the back of each cork board piece and the back of each ruler piece you plan to use.
Once you’re ready to place on the cabinet doors, remove the backing from the tape and put each piece in place. For my ruler pieces, I chose to place them right along the groove between my cork board pieces; that way the divide isn’t even noticeable.
Where to find these Scotch® Brand products? I’m glad you asked! You can now find both Scotch® Brand and Command™ products in the crafts section at Walmart! (I look a li’l tired in this picture, huh… It must have been a long week.)Scotch® Brand products include things like masking tapes, spray adhesives, the Permanent Mounting Tape, Titanium Utility Knife, and more. In other words, “No matter the task, there’s a Scotch® Brand product to match.” The Permanent Mounting Tape seemed the perfect solution for this project because it’s strong and durable, two qualities that are so necessary in a busy kitchen, which is really the heart of our home.
Back to the tutorial… Once your cork board and ruler pieces are in place, it’s time to place the hooks. Now, I chose to place teaspoons and tablespoons on my hooks, mainly because I’m always having to dig through my utensil drawer to find them. This makes it so much easier to just grab what I need and get back to whatever recipe I’m creating. BUT you can place whatever you find most useful on your hooks, whether it be measuring cups or other types of kitchen utensils you use more.
When the hooks are in place, you’re ready to fill up your recipe station with utensils, thumb tacks for recipes, and of course, the recipes! I have a few of my favorites from Grandma’s recipe box hangin’ out on my recipe station right now… like Oatmeal Cookies, Lemon Cake, and a pie crust she used to make. Yum yum! But I can definitely see putting up a few of the every day recipes I use, like biscuits… or even an ingredient substitution list. Now that would be handy too!
Be sure to check out these amazing summer project ideas for more inspiration!
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