Dish Rack Furniture Hutch

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

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

market dish rack

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, made of pine with very 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 then added legs.

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

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

The top spindles hold plates beautifully.

plate rack

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

market plate 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 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.


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

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

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

  4. super cute Susan! Great makeover!

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

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

  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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