Congrats Lani! Winner of "Flat Cheese Grater Contest"

September 15th, 2008 in member junk     
CottageElements Lanette Lorsung, editor
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Cheese Grater Tray


This flat cheese grater I took and drilled four wholes in each corner. Then I took crystal dresser knobs that I had purchased in bulk several years ago and placed two per screw on each corner (the screws were extra long so two knobs fit on one screw). I placed the nut on the bottom of the two. That was it. Another simply project. You can change the dishes out, or maybe have a piece of glass cut to fit. The whole project probably cost about $9 as the knobs were about $2 a piece and the grate again $1.


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, vintage, tabletop, metal, container, eclectic, glass, kitchen, chic, aluminium-metallic, crystal, ceramic

Comments (12)

grandmaper writes: Now that is fantastic. Love it. Posted: 8:27 am on September 18th
Chovey writes: Way to go Lani!!!
cynthia Posted: 6:12 pm on September 16th
MimiToria writes: I agree 100% with Sue. I loved what you chose to do with your cheese grater. It was the junk with the elegance of the crystal that captured my vote.
Gretchen Posted: 4:44 pm on September 16th
LuAnn writes: Lani:

Congrats. Your design is a true winner!

LuAnn Posted: 2:59 pm on September 16th
CottageElements writes: Wow! Thanks gals for all the comments! Glad you liked how it turned out. Geo, I actually was pretty exhausted after the Bonanza, but you know us diehards, I couldn't sit until I figured something out. I actually made them about 7:00 last night. I love how the cheese tray turned out. Funny how you can take something as simple as a cheese grater and make it unto something pretty and functional! That why we love what we do, right? Can't wait to get my prize! Thanks, Sue!

Lani Posted: 1:45 pm on September 16th
georgiamoon writes: Lani, just when did you have time to come up with these at the last minute? I can't believe you worked the show all weekend and then made these fab projects. It goes to show you just how dedicated us Junkers are...we love a challenge. Really beautiful use for the workhorse of the utility drawer. Good job. Notice that I refrained from using any puns this time..maybe there's hope that someday I won't be so corny...not much of a chance of that but we can all hope! Love all of the entries...Georgia Posted: 12:59 pm on September 16th
suewhitney writes: Winner, winner, chicken dinner! Sorry we just never get sick of saying that here at JMS. Congrats and thanks so much, Lani! I also want to thank everyone else, Fjerda, LuAnn, and Georgia for your fabulous projects. I have to say this was a difficult choice. You all produced projects that were original, economical, pretty, and practical. Way to go ladies! We feel very fortunate to have such wonderful members. Thanks so much for sharing and we look forward to the next contest!

Be well and happy junking!
Sue Posted: 10:39 am on September 16th
shabbychick writes: Lanette - What a "grate" little tray - and so many uses too!

Kathy Posted: 10:12 am on September 16th
crazymomluvsjunk writes: This idea is really good. Wouldn't be surprised if you win. Love it! Posted: 12:16 am on September 16th
MimiToria writes: Good Job Lanette. This is cool. I passed up a $1.49 grater today up in St. Cloud, but had I seen your entry, I would of snatched it up. Posted: 7:43 pm on September 15th
ALVN writes: I love this, too! It's beautiful! I can also see this with a candle, soaps, etc. My hubby found a couple graters at an estate sale on Sunday. I might decide to make one of these! Thanks, Lanette! Posted: 7:39 pm on September 15th
Chovey writes: Ooooh....love this project!!! I like how versatile the look can be, depending on which type of dish you use! Very clever, girl!!!
cynthia Posted: 7:34 pm on September 15th
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