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.
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.
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.
The top spindles hold plates beautifully.
On the front I hung an old rusty hook to hold a tea towel.
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!