Creating a Farmhouse Style Dish Rack

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

Creating a Farmhouse Style Dish Rack

I wasn't exactly sure what it was when I found it because it was getting dark but I pulled over and threw it in the trunk. It looked to me like it was the perfect piece to give a little farmhouse kitchen style. 

Creating a DIY Farmhouse Style Dish Rack

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

It is a very rustic piece, made of pine with very rough cuts, 
no fine carpentry here but I liked it and knew it had potential.  
The first thing I thought was that it needed to be a little taller.

Creating a DIY Farmhouse Style Dish Rack from a Side of the Road Find

 I built an apron around the base then added legs that were leftover from another project.

Creating a Farmhouse Style Dish Rack from a Side of the Road Find

All it needed now was a coat of paint to unify the whole piece. I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Duck Egg.

How to Create a Farmhouse Style Dish Rack from a Side of the Road Find

I painted the word MARKET on the front apron. Now there is a stencil for that you could use to make your life a little easier. You can find the Farmer's Market stencil by visiting this bold link. 

For this project however, I printed the word MARKET on the computer, rubbed pencil on the back, then traced over the letters onto the wood.

How to Create a Farmhouse Style Dish Rack with a Hand Painted Sign

I hand painted in the word MARKET with white paint and distressed it with sandpaper. When the piece was finished I sealed it with a coat of clear wax. 

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

How to Create a DIY Farmhouse Style Dish Rack with a Hand Painted Sign

The top spindles hold plates beautifully.

How to Create a Blue DIY Farmhouse Style Dish Rack

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

How to Create a Blue Farmhouse Style Dish Rack

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 absolutely loved it!

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife of 28 years, the mother of 4 daughters, and the grandmother of 4 grandsons. I am a DIY Blogger and a part time PreK teacher.

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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