She Buys A $2 Old Tarnished Cheese Grater But When She Reveals Her Transformation It’s AWESOME.

Do you have any old unused items laying around the house that are begging for a new look? Instead of tossing them out, give your old stuff a new life and recycle things into one of a kind pieces that you actually have a use for. All you need is a little imagination and creativity, plus a few craft supplies, and you can re-purpose just about anything. It also helps to have some ideas and videos with instructions showing you what to do, like this one from the Gibbz DIY channel on YouTube. The video shows how an old, rusty cheese grater that no longer has any use can be transformed into a brand new jewelry holder.

To begin, gather all your supplies and you will need: a box cheese grater, medium sized pearl beads, 4 medium sized screw hooks, 3 small sized screw hooks, a hot glue gun, toothpick, sandpaper, acrylic paint, a paint brush, and water to clean the brushes with. If you want to make this and have a newer cheese grater, it’ll work just as well. You can pick one up at the dollar store and can likely find just about everything else you’ll need for this project there as well.

To start, take the small sized screw hooks and screw them into the holes on the small shredder side of the grater. These will be your necklace and bracelet hooks so place them near the top to ensure that you have enough room for your jewelry to hang. If the screws are a little loose, take the hot glue gun and squeeze a little glue out. Pick up a tiny bit of the melted glue with the end of a tooth pick and dab it around the screw to help hold it in place.

Now that the hooks have been added, it’s time to sand and rough up the entire outside surface of the grater. Take the sand paper and run it all over the grater, making sure to remove any built up rust, then use a soft dry cloth to wipe away any excess dirt, dust, or rust particles. This will help ensure that the paint sticks to the metal surface and won’t chip off later and now it’s ready for a coat of paint. Use acrylic paint for this and if you don’t have the exact color you want on hand you can mix it up with a blend of other colors, as shown in the video. Brush the paint evenly on the grater and be sure to coat the all the sides and visible parts. Set the grater aside and allow it to completely dry before adding the second coat of paint.

In the meantime, you can make the feet for the jewelry stand. Take the larger screw hooks and dab hot glue on the ends opposite of the threaded part. Attach a pearl bead onto each end and hold them firmly in place until they set. Apply the second coat of paint to the grater and allow it to dry completely before moving onto the final step. To attach the feet, take the larger screw hooks and apply a generous line of glue along the threaded end, on the side you’ll be attaching it to the grater with. Gently push the glued part of the screw into the inside corner of the grater, making sure that the bead on the outside lines up with the bottom corner. Once the feet are glued on and secure it’s ready for use!

This project is a great re-purposing idea and there are so many ways to customize it to your liking. You can add different sizes and amounts of hooks, switch up the placement of them, go with other types of beads or rhinestones, and choose any shade or mix of colors you prefer. Hopefully it will inspire you, so try it out!

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