Here's the deal. In case you live under a rock, I love to cook & bake. Evidenced here.
Growing up, my mom had old wood recipe boxes overflowing with carefully written out recipes categorized with little index tabs. Controlled chaos, if you will. I know it's easier nowadays to just keep recipes digitally, but there's something sacred about written out cards.
I decided to make a simple monogrammed wood recipe box and have begun to write out all my favorite recipes, edged with colorful paper.
For a long time I was going to print the monogram out from offline, but thought it would be more personal (&imperfect) to write it out myself. So here you have it:
I started with a plain wood recipe box from Michael's (about $4 after a coupon):
I sanded that baby down, and started sketching out my monogram. I went with an almost-black navy acrylic paint for the letters & circle. A quick seal of polyurethane later the paint finished fully matte!
I kind of love how it's not a perfect circle, which is currently shocking the perfectionist inside of me...
Not to sound like a cranky,senile old lady- but I think too much is getting "computerized" these days. Some things hold such good memories, and you need to be able to touch them sometimes- not just stare at them on a screen.Overall, I love it and cannot wait until it's like my mom's recipe boxes; bursting with inspiration and tasty food ideas!
You an old-school recipe box fan like I am?
Do tell what your's looks ( or will look) like.