Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Dish Rack Furniture Hutch

I pulled over for a very interesting find recently...




I wasn't exactly sure what it was and it was getting dark
so I pulled over and threw it in the trunk.

market dish rack www.homeroad.net

When I got home I discovered that it was a cabinet piece that was probably built to hold dishes in a kitchen. It had a bead board backing and wooden spindles. 

It is a very rustic piece... pine, rough cuts.... 
no fine carpentry here, but I liked it.  

The first thing I thought was that it needed to be a little taller...


 I built an apron around the base and added legs.


Now all it needed was a coat of paint to unify the whole piece...

I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Duck Egg.


I painted the word MARKET on the front apron. 

I printed the word on the computer, rubbed pencil on the back, then traced over the letters onto the wood.

market stencil www.homeroad.net

I hand painted MARKET with white paint 
and distressed it with sandpaper.

The bottom well of this piece is the perfect place 
for a platter or a large bowl.

market piece www.homeroad.net

The top spindles hold plates beautifully.

plate rack www.homeroad.net

On the front I hung an old rusty hook to hold a tea towel.

market plate rack www.homeroad.net

That "interesting find" from the side of the road turned into the perfect little hutch to hold plates, platters, and large bowls.

I put it on Craig's List and it now has a new home
with someone that loved it!


11 comments:

  1. Love it! So admire your carpentry skills and good eye for what can be. The "market" lettering looks great.

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  2. LOVE your "rescue" ideas!! You are the "queen" of "trash to treasure" :)

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  3. Great job, Susan! It's a great accent piece.

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  4. super cute Susan! Great makeover!

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  5. Susan, this is so fun! I will have to try your lettering idea too!

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  6. Seriously, this is a cute re-do.

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  7. So cute and extremely versatile. Love it and the color you used, brilliant. Putting apron and legs made the piece. Lucky person that bought it. Happy weekend

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