Farmhouse Kitchen Rolling Pin Makeover Featured in Flea Market Home & Living Magazine

November 05, 2021


Photo of the cover of Flea Market Home & Living Magazine.
I am pleased to share with my readers that I have a project featured in the current issue of Flea Market Home & Living Magazine.

Photo of my rolling pin herb stencil project featured in Flea Market Home & Living Magazine.
My featured project was my stenciled herb rolling pin that I hung horizontally on the kitchen wall.  

My rolling pin was shared on a full magazine page.  For more details and photos, please refer to the Organized Clutter February 8, 2019 blog post below. The DecoArt Patio Herb Stencil is still available on Amazon HERE.

Photo of a plain wooden rolling pin.

 I just love vintage kitchen utensils and kitchen wares.  You would think that I love to cook and bake, but that is not the case.

I really just like to collect them, and display them.  Like this plain wooden rolling pin. (The paint brush and paint can were placed there to keep the rolling pin from rolling.)

(When you click on the bold Amazon, Old Sign Stencils or Dixie Belle Paint Company affiliate links you will be taken to the products I use for this project. If you order it does not change the price or service at all. As an Amazon Affiliate, Old Sign Stencils Affiliate or Dixie Belle Paint Affiliate, I earn from qualifying purchases.)

Photo of DecoArt Patio Paint Home & Garden Herb stencils.
I recently purchased these DecoArt Patio Paint Adhesive Herb Stencils.

They are small, and perfect for adding stenciling to small items, like pots or plant markers.

Photo of herb stencils placed on the surface of a rolling pin.
I arranged four of the herb stencils in a row on my rolling pin.

Unfortunately, they didn't stick very well on the rolling pin, so I taped them in place with blue painter's tape.  I think most of the problem was the curved surface.

Excess cooking oils on rolling pins or cutting boards can be cleaned with KRUD KUTTER Original Concentrated Cleaner/Degreaser before painting or stenciling.

Photo of a small stencil brush for small stenciling areas.
I used Fusion Mineral Paint in Coal Black to stencil the herb names, along with a Crafter'S Choice White Bristle Standard Stencil Brush-1/4" Width.

The fine stencil brush worked very well on the small plastic stencils.

I sanded the stenciling very, very lightly with 220 grit sandpaper to give the words an aged appearance.

I sprayed the stenciling (only) with Dixie Belle Easy Peasy Spray Wax.  I just purchased the spray wax last Saturday, and this is the first time I used it.  I think I am going to like it!

I simply wiped the rolling pin with a paper towel after spraying the stencils only.

The wax is matte so it didn't look different than the rest of the rolling pin.

Photo of a sawtooth hanger added to the back of a rolling pin.
The last step was to add a sawtooth hanger to the back of the rolling pin in the center.  Actually one on each end may actually work better.

I have to admit, the first sawtooth try didn't work out. The stenciling was hanging towards the bottom.  The second try may have had an over-compensation, and the stenciling may be hanging a bit high.  But, I am getting used to it. 

I put a rolled up piece of blue painter's tape on one end of the back of the rolling pin. This will  hold it in place on the wall, and keep it hanging straight.

Photo of a herb name stenciled rolling pin hanging horizontally on a kitchen wall.
My kitchen walls are all gallery walls.  When most of the kitchen walls are taken up with cabinets, appliances, windows, doorways and a door to the deck, I need to use every precious inch of sheet rock!

The rolling pin was hung in a horizontal open space over my built in corner shelf.

Photo of a herb name stenciled rolling pin hanging horizontally on a kitchen wall, and other farmhouse kitchen decor.
Other blog projects in this vignette include the wooden slaw cutter riser, and a packing tape image transfer jar label.

Other items here include a stoneware water cooler, faux herbs, a vintage measuring cup, a vintage coffee can, vintage enamelware pans and cups, an old photo of my great-grandfather, cutting boards and zinc lids.

Photo of a herb name stenciled rolling pin hanging horizontally on a kitchen wall, and other farmhouse kitchen decor.
The plate rack and stenciled plate project tutorial is HERE.

Photo of a herb name stenciled rolling pin hanging horizontally on a kitchen wall, and other farmhouse kitchen decor.
Information about my rolling pin display at the top of the photo can be found HERE.

My long cutting board, on the right, was purchased at a local antiques shop.

This, is what I call organized clutter!
Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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