Yesterday we shared our latest major kitchen update, the reclaimed wood exposed shelf I installed on the wall above our kitchen console. After getting our new shelf up on the wall, we've been working on adding in a few space savers and organizational helpers, like this magnetic knife rack I made for our latest project post over on eHow.
I made the knife rack from a portion of pallet board that had a nice weathered and rustic feel. After a good cleaning and surface sanding, it was ready to be transformed into our newest kitchen helper.
The key to making the magnetic rack was using a Forstner drill bit, which allowed us to drill as close as possible to the front wood surface without breaking through:
See exactly how we put it together, with more pictures and step by step instructions right here, over on eHow.
It's been a lot of fun watching the transformation of this once blank kitchen wall — it's definitely feeling a lot more purposeful and "us." We've got one more under-the-shelf update for this area before we call it a done deal and hope to share the results after the long weekend!