Sunday, June 22, 2014

Upcycled Vintage Bakeware Caddy

Sometime this spring I found some really cool vintage bake ware at an estate sale.

I brought it home and put it on the counter - because I liked looking at it.

I used it occasionally to hold some stuff, but mostly it was in the way.

I decided that I needed to make them more functional. So they wouldn't just be pretty but productive.

And I've seen all the way amazing two and three tiered stands made by the oh-so-very-talented Angie at Knick of Time.

So I gathered up some supplies and got to work on my vintage bakeware three tiered stand.

I found a dowel that was formerly part of a table and cut it half to use to separate the tiers.

I used a chisel to trim down the end of the dowel so that it would fit in the center of the cake pan.

The tiers were attached in the middle with a dowel screw.

And it looked like this. . .

It was too tall, a little awkward, and the bottom cake pan was splitting where the dowel was inserted into the center.

So I started over.

I brought up an old cake pan from the basement and used that for the bottom tier and reversed the direction of the longer dowel.  This made it shorter and more stable.

I'm using this caddy to hold those things in the kitchen that I like to be right at my fingertips, and not have to open a cabinet to access.

No, I don't have a measuring spoon fetish. Yes, I do like having multiple measuring spoons at my disposal while I'm making a recipe or meal.

I'm a firm believer in Mise-en-Place and use these little bowls to hold all my pre-measured ingredients.

It's like having a cute miscellaneous drawer right on top of my counter.

I'm sure the more anal of you would have this a little more precisely appointed. 

But that's not me.

Don't you love it?

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Christine @ Rustic-Refined said...

Love this idea!! Its pure genius...Way to go!

Art and Sand said...

You are amazingly clever.

I wish I had counter space for something like this.

FUN . . . FUN . . . FUN!

Unknown said...

Well you knocked this right out of the park Karen - love !!!

Angie @ Knick of Time said...

It turned out wonderful! I'm so glad to see you were inspired by my tiered stands - we've been working on a few new ones this week as well. Thanks for sharing yours at Knick of Time Tuesday!

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Very smart to change to the fluted pan in the middle. It looks like a big brioche pan, which makes me want brioche. :)

Marie-Interior Frugalista said...

Love this Karen! It looks much better after you tweaked it. Great idea. Dang, I'm kicking myself for throwing away my Mom's vintage tin bakeware a few years ago (pre-blogging days) - what was I thinking!!!
Marie@The Interior Frugalista

La Vie Quotidienne said...

How very, very cleaver you are. This is great!

srpprcrftr said...

This is so awesome, love the idea. We only have 3 drawers in our kitchen, hard to find places to put things. I have all our eating utensils in mason jars in a wire/wicker basket on counter. It's worked out quite well actually, lots quicker to put away from the dish washer. Have to make do with what a person has. It's decorative also.
Now after seeing your tiered stand I'll be making one if two pans I saw at our local thrift store are still there Wed. Or I'll go digging in all my stuff in shed, need to purge some things anyway for yard sale. Store
closed from Sunday thru Tuesday for stocking/pricing. Why didn't I buy those yesterday when we were there? Duh! lol,have one of those dimpled pans like yours and so wish I still had ones my Mother gave me years ago, how I'd love to still have those. Didn't like them then, (in 60's). Could somebody please kick me? Great inspiration to make one of those stands. Can think of several things that will go in it. Happy weekend/summer days


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