This $1 thrift shop grater, wood corner brace, and metal label holder are key components in my re-purposing project today.
This wooden corner brace, from a junk drawer, had the perfect angle to hold the grater like an easel. The angle on the bottom of the brace had to be leveled off some with a saw, so the grater could stand on a counter or table. The brace had a couple of screw holes that I filled with spackling.
A screw was driven through a hole in the front of the grater into the "corner brace" stand.
Next, I painted the grater with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in "Old White". This paint sticks really well to metal. I also painted the wooden brace in back.
I then wet distressed the fresh chalk paint with a wet terry rag.
After the grater was waxed with clear wax, I drilled two small holes at the top of the grater to hold the metal label holder. I used two small machine screws and two nuts.
Using Picmonkey, I made a card stock label and printed it on my inkjet printer. I trimmed the card stock to fit, and slid the label into the holder from the top. Lastly, I added a vintage photo of my great grandfather and two farm horses, with a magnet. A button was hot glued to the magnet for decoration.
My grater stand will hold my favorite photos or a recipe card too! Another easy and inexpensive thrift shop makeover!