Repurposed Vintage Cheese Grater Organizer

by Homeroad
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With the repurposing of this vintage cheese grater, I'm preparing to teach a class at our local library. I'm making projects similar to those I've made in the past and sold. I want to show the people that come to my class how they can turn an old item into something new and fun for their homes.

Today I'm repurposing an old cheese grater and a sign that I had leftover from a baby shower. You can also use a piece of reclaimed wood of any kind. 

I began by flipping the sign over and and attaching the cheese grater with small screws. 

Before I attached the cheese grater I removed the vinyl lettering on the original sign with a razor blade then painted the back black. 

I jammed a piece of wood into the bottom of the cheese grater to create a base. The base can hold a jar to hold flowers in water or so you can fill the cheese grater with kitchen items. I added a metal flower decoration to the top of the board. 

I added a saw tooth hanger on the back of the wooden sign and hung it on the wall. 

You can fill the cheese grater with fresh flowers by adding a jar to the inside or use faux flowers. 

If you want to use the cheese grater in the kitchen it can hold wooden spoons and spatulas. 

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  • Alicia M. Alicia M. on Apr 25, 2020

    I made mine!! Thank you so much!!!

  • Molly Molly on Apr 26, 2020

    Anne you addressed this- but how do you get the wood you “jammed” into the bottom as the floor, stay in? I would think with something as heavy as a mat it would fall out. I want to make this, it is adorable!!!

  • Jennifer Jennifer on Apr 12, 2021

    Did you hammer down the grates at all or do anything to make the grater less sharp? My clumsy butt would find a way to bump into this and cut myself.

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  • Marty Ayers Marty Ayers on Apr 12, 2021

    These would make an interesting light sconce as well...

  • Moe (Maureen) Moe (Maureen) on Apr 18, 2021

    I saw years ago that someone hung the grater on the kitchen wall, upside down & use the handle to hang a dish towel on. I have had mine up for probably 15 years. I love it!