Lets get cookin’!
Do you struggle in the kitchen with converting measurements? Do you find yourself spending WAY TOO MUCH TIME with Chef Google figuring out how to cut measurements in half or quarters?
Then you are in luck!
I started out with this kitchen conversion magnet from the dollar spot at Target…I mean who doesn’t love the dollar spot? But it is time to part ways and welcome one that is a better match for my kitchen decor.
I am going to show you how to make a Kitchen Conversion Printable Wood Plaque that is not only super resourceful, but it is so so cute and easy to make. I think this makes a great mother’s day or house warming gift.
WARNING…It might become your favorite new kitchen tool!
TIP – I always save my leftover scrap pieces. Not only is scrap wood great for projects like this one, this Wood Block Photo Stand and this Anniversary Typography, but scrap pieces are also great for testing out stains, paints, different aging techniques, practice drilling, hammering, cutting, etc.
This is an easy and a great beginner project that requires basic tools.
TOOLS FOR KITCHEN CONVERSION PLAQUE
- Chop saw
- Sponge brush, paintbrush or old t-shirt for applying stain
- Scissors or paper cutter
If you don’t own a chop saw, hardware stores like The Home Depot and Lowe’s can make your cuts.
SUPPLIES FOR KITCHEN CONVERSION PLAQUE
- 1 – 1 x 8 x 4 or a scrap piece
- Stain – I used Rust-oleum Stain in Kona
- Spray adhesive – I used
- Spray sealer in satin
- Upholstery nails
CUTS FOR KITCHEN CONVERSION PLAQUE
- 1 – 1 x 8 at 5 1/2 inches
STEPS TO MAKE KITCHEN CONVERSION PLAQUE
Step 2) Stain the wood piece. I used Rust-oleum in Kona. I allowed the stain to dry and then sanded it again to give it an aged look.
Step 3) Print your PRINTABLE. To get your FREE Kitchen Conversion Printable (For personal use only) please visit my Resource Library.
I had the printable printed out at an office supply store for $0.20 per copy to save my printer’s ink. The printable measures 5 x 6 1/2 inches. Spray the back of the printable with spray adhesive and adhere to the wood. Use your fingers or an object to smooth out any bumps. Then I allowed it to dry for about 24 hours.
Step 4) I lightly sprayed several coats of sealer to protect it from lots and lots of
grease vegetable juice splashing on it. Allow it to dry between coats.
Step 5) I hammered in an upholstery nail to each corner of the printable to add a finishing touch.
TIP – To help prevent the upholstery nail from bending it is best to create a small pilot hole. This can be done by either hammering in a small nail and remove it or drill a tiny hole.
Now that the Kitchen Conversion Plaque is complete it is time to decide where to hang it. I suggest either gluing magnets to the back, using a command strip or a sawtooth hanger depending on where you choose to hang it.
Here it is on my refrigerator.
You can get access to these Christmas Printables and tons of other printables, graphics and designs by visiting my Resource Library. If you would like access please complete the form below.