Do you love the look and feel of old wooden rolling pins and old-fashioned-style kitchen pantries? Let me show you how I paired the two together to get a charming bakers pantry look.

It’s so easy; you’re going to love it!

What Are Rolling Pins Used For?

A rolling pin is a long barrel-shaped kitchen tool used mostly to roll out the dough and other bakers pantry cooking ingredients. They are common and found in most kitchens today.

Aged rolling pins are known to be collected by many vintage lovers, too. You can find old rolling pins inexpensively in thrift shops and second-hand stores.

How to Use Rolling Pins as Bakers Pantry Door Handles

Why do you need a rolling pin?

There are abounding ways to decorate with rolling pins. I have six old rolling pins that I have collected and display them on top of our kitchen cabinets in an old white grub pot.

Homemade Revival has a fantastic post with several more rolling pin decorating ideas that you may enjoy in her post Inspiration Friday: Rolling Pins.

White Grub Pot with Rolling Pin Collection

What are the different types of rolling pins?

Besides the old wooden rolling pins, you can also find plastic, glass, and silicone rolling pins. For today’s project, though, wooden rolling pins are best, especially the really old worn ones.

Sugar Glider Kitchen School with Gesine Bullock-Prada of "Baked in Vermont", Insights from a Novice

Andrew Pearce Rolling Pins

Last fall, I attended Gesine’s Bullock-Prado’s “Sugar Glider Cooking School” at her home here in Vermont. It’s open to the public if you ever want to sign up. Check out the rolling pins she uses and displays in her bright red bakers pantry in the Sugar Glider Kitchen School with Gesine Bullock-Prado of “Baked in Vermont,” Insights from a Novice post.

And have you seen Gesine’s new cookbook, “My Vermont Table?”

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Bakers Pantry Cabinet

A few years back, I picked up this Antique Pine TV Cupboard that I wanted to use in our then-sunroom. And since we recently repurposed and made over this space, see more in the 4 Season Sunroom Makeover with Grand Mountain Views post it was now time to recycle this old cupboard into a small bakers pantry for our kitchen

But I didn’t love it, it was missing something.

That’s when I came up with the idea to use the rolling pins as bakers pantry door handles.

Let’s get to it!

How to Repurpose Rolling Pins into Bakers Pantry Door Handles

Materials You Will Need:

  • Electric Drill
  • Two Screws
  • Two Wooden Rolling Pins

I also used the Maple Pine Restor-A-Finish and Feed-N-Wax to clean and shine the vintage bakers pantry. I then used it again to add luster to the rolling pins before mounting each one onto the baker’s pantry doors.

Materials Needed for Rolling Pin Uses on Bakers Pantry

How to Attach Rolling Pins to Bakers Pantry Doors in 3 Easy Steps

  1. Align the rolling pins where you would like them on the outside doors of the bakers pantry. Mark, with a pen or pencil, about the center of where the rolling pin will be attached on the inside of the pantry. Like this:

2. Drill a screw through the marked spot until it’s all the way in. The screw should be large enough to go right through the pantry door so that you can attach the rolling pin on the outside of the door.

3. Attach the rolling pin by simply pushing it into the screw and rotating it numerous times until it is a tight fit with the bakers pantry door.

One rolling pin is mounted. Now, center and add the second rolling pin in the same way.

Rolling Pin Uses In a Bakers Pantry

You may enjoy these Cute DIY Shelf Liners in an Old Pine Hutch designed by Sarah Fitz.

I’m actually using two different-sized rolling pins for my bakers pantry, simply because that is just what I had on hand.

Once mounted, the rolling pins are super easy to take back off and switch out should I find old rolling pins that I prefer down the road while out “Thrifting with the Gals.”

But I am very content with the asymmetrical look of the two different-sized rolling pins.

Rolling Pin Bakers Pantry Door Handles

I think it would be fun to get creative with the rolling pins by changing the rolling pin handles’ colors with a little paint or magic markers and maybe decoupaging them with some colorful paper napkins.

I also love how my friend Sara created these Christmas Card Holder Displays from old rolling pins.

Rolling Pin Bakers Pantry Door Handles

These rolling pin baker pantry handles also serve a dual purpose as kitchen hooks for aprons, grocery bags, etc.

Add a few cookbooks and your favorite dishes to the mix for a pop of color.

Vintage Bakers Pantry with Colorful Bags

How easy was that?

Let me know if you try out this little project. I’d love to see your photos!

How to Use Rolling Pins as Bakers Pantry Door Handles

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Bakers Pantry with rolling pin handles and cloth bags.

And just yesterday, I stopped in at this old Vermont farmhouse, which was having an estate sale. I picked up this vintage “Joy of Cooking” book. I loved the patina and color and thought it would match beautifully with this bakers pantry and rolling pin door handles.

You may also enjoy the Country Estate Sale Near Me This Weekend post.

I’m so glad you dropped by, and if you are new to my blog, welcome! I hope you enjoyed your visit with us today at our Home in Vermont.

Be sure to check out our Home in Maine, too, where we spend summers and weekends when we are craving a walk on the beach or a visit with old friends.

How to Use Rolling Pins as Bakers Pantry Door Handles

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  1. Suzanne Sturgis-Herzberg says:

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    1. Did you scroll down? There is a whole tutorial there with photos. They are so cute!

  2. Ann, this is so charming and such a great idea! I love how it turned out. The rolling pins in the grub pot are so cute too. Sharing it in my round up this weekend, because my followers will LOVE your post!

    1. Aww thank you so much Kristin. I’m so glad you enjoyed it and thanks for sharing!

  3. This is such a fun idea, Ann! I love seeing how you use your thrifting-with-the-gals finds!

  4. What a clever idea. I have a few vintage roller pins. My favorite is my mom’s which she used since her wedding in the 1940s. Did you drill a pilot hole in the rolling pin? We were gifted a Joy of Cooking Cookbook in 1976 at our wedding and it was literally falling apart. I had gifted one to son fiancé when she graduated from culinary school 10 years ago and our son passed it on to me last year. The pages don’t correspond and the reprices are different from my old one so I had to transfer all my notes to new one. Haha. Both covers are white. What year is your green one?

    1. Hi Pamela,

      No I didn’t need to drill anything into the rolling pin. It pushed in rather easily. The copyright on the cooking book was 1931! I love it, I may look for a few more in my travels. Thanks for popping in today!