Vintage Slaw Cutter Repurposed As A Photo Holder

May 05, 2021


Photo of a vintage wooden slaw cutter
This garage sale find, a slaw cutter, was one of the items in my April Junk Finds Blog Post.

I paid $1 for it, and the seller had put blue tape on the sharp blade.

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Photo of the blade removed from a vintage wooden slaw cutter
Before a light scrubbing with hot Dawn Dish Soapy water and a rag, I removed the sharp blade that was attached with 3 small nails.

I dulled the sharpness of the blade by rubbing the sharp edge back and forth on a stone outside.  

Photo of a slaw cutter being stained with Aged Wood Accelerator

This is a water based product that dries pretty quickly, and clean up is easy.

Photo of a Farm Blend Grain Stencil
Next, I pulled out one of my all time favorite stencilsFarm Blend Grains from Old Sign Stencils.

All pricing and shipping amounts on the website are stated in Canadian funds, and will be converted to US funds.

*Old Sign Stencils has provided me with complimentary samples. All opinions about these fabulous stencils are my own.

I swirled on just the "chicken" graphic and "1932" using Dixie Belle Chalk Finish Paint in Caviar.

Photo of a rooster stenciled, dark stained slaw cutter repurposed as a photo holder
The dulled blade was nailed back onto the slaw cutter, and a sawtooth hanger was added to the back of the cutter.

Photo of a rooster stenciled, dark stained slaw cutter repurposed as a photo holder
My slaw cutter is now a fun display piece for a farmhouse kitchen!   This is my great grandfather in the photo, with horses, in the Minnesota snow.

Photo of a rooster stenciled, dark stained slaw cutter repurposed as a photo holder
The blade works with a magnet.

Photo of a stenciled suitcase, globe, binoculars, and slaw cutter photo display

Other projects featuring the Farm Blend Grain stencil:
Photo of a painted and stenciled bread box

Photo of a chicken feeder stenciled with a farm blend grain stencil

Photo of painted red, stenciled farmhouse style wall cabinet

Thanks for visiting! I hope you were inspired!

Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. That's really neat! I can envision those horses in front of a different kind of cutter--a sleigh!


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