Upcycled Kitchen Oven Mitt Organizer

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Hi! I have an upcycle project today and I am really excited about it.  I have been focusing on digital things and it was fun to get back into the paint again.  Even if it was just a small amount of paint.  Welcome to my January Thrift Store Challenge project.  It is an upcycled kitchen oven mitt organizer.

 

I used a piece of trim from a garage sale to create an upcycled kitchen oven mitt organizer. I love it! - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

January Thrift Store Challenge

I am excited to start posting this challenge again.  It is one of my favorites because I love the up-cycling so much.  Thanks to Amanda at Domestically Creative for putting this all together.  

 

The Rules:

  • Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
  • There’s no monthly theme.
  • There’s no budget to stick to.

Meet the Hosts

Amanda | Domestically Creative – Pili | My Sweet Things
Angela | Simply Beautiful by Angela – Jeanie | Create and Babble
Molly | Just a Little Creativity – 
Marie | The Inspiration Vault – Michelle | Michelle James Designs
Shirley | Intelligent Domestications – Dru | Polka Dot Poplars
Pam | P.S. I Love You Crafts – Gail | Purple Hues and Me
Jennifer | Cookies Coffee and Crafts – Toni | Small Home Soul
Sue | A Purdy Little House – Kathleen | Our Hopeful Home
Victoria | Dazzle While Frazzled – Marie | DIY Adulation
Michelle | Our Crafty Mom – Debra | Shoppe No. 5
Denise | My Thrifty House – Florence | Vintage Southern Picks – Ann | Duct Tape and Denim
Yamilette | The Latina Next Door  –  Maureen Ι Red Cottage Chronicles

Make sure you follow our board on Pinterest for more upcycled decor inspiration!

 

How To Make An Upcycled Kitchen Oven Mitt Organizer

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Materials List

wood trim – my piece came from a garage sale

paint

clear creme wax

sanding blocks

spackling

paint brush

hooks

magnets

screws

drill

 

Getting Started

This is what my piece of trim looked like when I purchased it from the garage sale.  It was too long for my space on the fridge so I cut it in half.

 

I used a piece of trim from a garage sale to create an upcycled kitchen oven mitt organizer. I love it! - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

I actually call it such an improvement from what we had before. Look at this terrible thing.  It was in the house when we moved in.  And we moved in almost 22 years ago.  UGH!

 

I used a piece of trim from a garage sale to create an upcycled kitchen oven mitt organizer. I love it! - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

So, I didn’t want to paint my wood trim piece because I loved the color but it had holes in it that I wanted to remove.  So I used the spackle and filled them in but needed to paint over the spackle.

 

 

I used a piece of trim from a garage sale to create an upcycled kitchen oven mitt organizer. I love it! - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

Green is still my favorite so I tried to find one in my stash that was similar to the original.  It is a bit darker but I still love it.

 

I used a piece of trim from a garage sale to create an upcycled kitchen oven mitt organizer. I love it! - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

The creme wax is the last step in the painting process.  I brushed it on and when it was completely dry I buffed it with a soft cloth. 

Adding The Fun Stuff

Then it was time for the hooks.  I decided where I wanted them and Jeff pre-drilled the holes.  It is still a little rough around the edges but it is exactly as I wanted it.  

 

I used a piece of trim from a garage sale to create an upcycled kitchen oven mitt organizer. I love it! - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

 

 

 

Next we added the magnets to the back.  They have holes in the centers so we screwed them on.  These are super strong magnets.  I thought it would be hard to move on the fridge but they actually don’t quite lay totally flat after being attached to the back of the trim piece.  I may even add one more to make it a little stronger.

 

 

I used a piece of trim from a garage sale to create an upcycled kitchen oven mitt organizer. I love it! - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

 

All I had to do was attach them to the refrigerator.  I love they way they look compared to the old thing that was up there.  I can’t believe I didn’t do this a long time ago.

 

I used a piece of trim from a garage sale to create an upcycled kitchen oven mitt organizer. I love it! - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

 

I used a piece of trim from a garage sale to create an upcycled kitchen oven mitt organizer. I love it! - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

Now I just need new mitts that are worthy of the new oven mitt organizer!

 

I used a piece of trim from a garage sale to create an upcycled kitchen oven mitt organizer. I love it! - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

 

I used a piece of trim from a garage sale to create an upcycled kitchen oven mitt organizer. I love it! - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

 

 

I used a piece of trim from a garage sale to create an upcycled kitchen oven mitt organizer. I love it! - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

 

 

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Happy crafting,

Michelle

 

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32 Comments

  1. Jenny

    Great idea to put maGnets on the back & hang it on the fridge. That would be the perfect place for mine to. They look amaZing and the green is such a pretty coLor.

    25 . 01 . 2018
    • Michelle

      Hi Jenny. Thanks so much. Green is definitely my favorite color. I have it all over the house. I really like these and they have been so much better than that other thing. LOL

      26 . 01 . 2018
  2. Victoria @DazzleWhileFrazzled

    Very practical and much better than my stuffing pot holders in a drawer! Visiting from Thrift Store Challenge.

    25 . 01 . 2018
    • Michelle

      Thank you Victoria! They are working well so far and do look so much better!

      26 . 01 . 2018
  3. Maureen @ Red Cottage chronicles

    Brilliant idea for leftover trim! I am forever loosing my oven mitts and pot holders, and need a spot like this to keep them all in one place!

    25 . 01 . 2018
    • Michelle

      Hi Maureen! I love that they are out and ready to use. Now they can look better and still be useful when needed. Thanks so much.

      26 . 01 . 2018
  4. Toni | Small Home Soul

    What a great idea! It’s amazing what we live with for so long LOL I wish the side of my fridge wasn’t enclosed so I could use something like this. I’m constantly misplacing mine and this would help keep them organized while I’m cooking, I love the trim, it’s unique and the color is beautiful!

    25 . 01 . 2018
    • Michelle

      Hi Toni! I love that I have a place for the mitts. We have always kept them there since that ugly hook thing was there when we moved it. I do like having them out and ready to use. Now they just look so much better!

      26 . 01 . 2018
  5. Peggy Stolley

    This is lovely! What a classy little accessory. Nice job!

    25 . 01 . 2018
    • Michelle

      Thanks Peggy. They look so much better.

      26 . 01 . 2018
  6. ANGELA @ sIMPLY BEAUTIFUL BY ANGELA

    I absolutely lOVE This!! our fridge sticks way out so I’ve been adding a few things to decorate it. and I was actually just thinking ABOUT A GOOD WAY i could display a cute oven mitt that i recently spotted at target. thanks for the inspiration 🙂

    25 . 01 . 2018
    • Michelle

      Yay! I am so glad I helped. Thanks so much Angela. I am loving them and can’t believe I waited so long to do this.

      26 . 01 . 2018
  7. Kathleen

    What a cute project! I love the new one much better, too. ANd it’s a great excuse to go out and buy new oven mitts! Never knew there were magnets that screwed in — perfect! xoKathleen|Our Hopeful Home

    25 . 01 . 2018
    • Michelle

      Hi Kathleen! Thanks so much. That old thing was a disgrace! I cannot believe that I kept it for so long. Yes, I definitely need new mitts. LOL! I love a good excuse to shop.

      26 . 01 . 2018
  8. FLORENCE

    Love that color green Michelle! It reminds me of vintage camping equipment colors, which is very nostalgic. It’s so handy and sturdy for your oven mitts too. Seems like there’s never a good place for those. I need new ones too because all mine are stained up.

    25 . 01 . 2018
    • Michelle

      Hi Florence. I need new mitts as well. I was almost embarrassed to add the yellow ones in the photos so I just took them from far away. LOL! I love most greens but this is one of my favorites. I am glad you like them. They just make me happy to look at. Thanks for your kind words.

      26 . 01 . 2018
  9. Debrashoppeno5

    What a great idea. I bet it will work well for utensils also. It is a pretty green and really is a nice touch.

    27 . 01 . 2018
    • Michelle

      Hi Debra. I think it would work for many things. I guess if I get tired of the oven mitts I could hang something else there. Nice idea, thanks!

      28 . 01 . 2018
  10. Shirley

    You found a beautiful piece of wood! Love the magnets idea. This is a great solution to a real problem!

    28 . 01 . 2018
    • Michelle

      Hi Shirley, thank you so much. I do love them and the magnets work really well!

      28 . 01 . 2018
  11. Sue Purdy

    This is so cute!!! I can’t believe you made these out of pieces of trim. They are so nicely done and look great in your kitchen. thank you for sharing.

    28 . 01 . 2018
    • Michelle

      Thanks Sue! I really needed and update. We have been remodeling the kitchen (for about 4 years) and this needed to be updated desperately.

      28 . 01 . 2018
  12. Yami | The Latina Next door

    This was such a cute idea! I usually keep my mitt in a drawer but i might just try this now.

    28 . 01 . 2018
    • Michelle

      Hi Yami! I do love them to be out and available but my old organizer was so bad. I love these and now they can be out and look good too. Thanks so much for stopping by!

      28 . 01 . 2018
  13. Carolann

    Love it, Michelle! What a fun Idea. Love the color too! You always come up with some of the cutest crafting projects.

    29 . 01 . 2018
    • Michelle

      Thanks Carolann. This one was much needed too! I love the way it turned out.

      30 . 01 . 2018
  14. Sue

    I have been thinking about this little kitchen oven mitt organizer ever since i saw it on facebook. i don’t know how you think of such great ideas, but you do.

    02 . 02 . 2018
    • Michelle

      You are so nice Sue! Your comments always make me happy! Thanks.

      02 . 02 . 2018
  15. Andre Gouin

    Great Idea many thanks for sharing APG

    02 . 02 . 2018
    • Michelle

      Thank you Andre! I love these things.

      02 . 02 . 2018
  16. Michelle jamEs

    This is such a cute project michelle! I love the green and adding magnets to Hang on your refrigerator was such a great idea!

    03 . 02 . 2018
    • Michelle

      Hi Michelle. Thanks so much. They are so handy and now they look so much better. I am really glad I made these.

      05 . 02 . 2018

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