Vintage Cheese Grater Organizer

One of my favorite things to repurpose  are vintage kitchen items... they are so unexpected!
vintage cheese grater organizer

So when I saw this vintage cheese grater on Pinterest
I decided I'd give it a try.

Not sure who I can give credit to for being the first to create one of these... but thank you for the idea and let me take it one step further by making it my own by using reclaimed wood and a chain for mine.

vintage cheese grater on rustic board

I attached it to a reclaimed wine crate side and added a chain for hanging.

vintage cheese grater with wooden spoons

It is perfect to use in the kitchen.

vintage cheese grater with flowers

or drop a jar inside and use it to hold fresh (or fake) flowers.

vintage cheese grater organizer

The bonus is that it is magnetic so it 
can hold a cute note or photo too.

cheese grater with overlay pin

Want more? Here is a cheese grater that I antiqued myself

and here is another I turned into an earring holder

And lastly this one made a great photo holder.

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .


  1. So cute! I like the use of the wood behind the grater, just adorable.

    Gigi @ Old World Patina

  2. I like how you added the wood to yours. Adds great character. :-)


  3. those are such great ideas....on the look-out for an old cheese grater now....pinned! Christine from Little Brags

  4. Can I ask how you attached the grater to the wood?

  5. This is so stinkin cute!! I'm perplexed though...what do you put in the top (which becomes the bottom -by the handle) of the grater to prevent utensils from falling through? Thank you!!

    1. Hi Lisa!
      When I mounted the grater (upside down) I dropped a block into the large end and it slipped to the bottom and works as a shelf inside to hold the vase or the utensils. Thanks for asking!

  6. It never occured to me to drop a jar inside. I couldn't figure out how to put something inside without it falling through. Thank you for being the only one to actually offer instructions.


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