Plate Rack + Upholstery

For those who regularly read my blog . . . you may remember this post in which I mused about plate racks:

My countertop plate rack.

My countertop plate rack.

Well, today on Pinterest, what do I spy but a built-in plate rack project, as pinned by this blogger:

How much do we love this?

built-in plate rack

I love it a lot!

I’ll  have to confess that I’ve not taken the time to read this post, so I’m not sure what’s happening with the recipe graphics in the background . . .

. . . but I’m digging it.  I think I’d use my old 4-H Snickerdoodles recipe.

And now, on to other topics . . . since I love to share . . . please view this upholstery fabric:


It’s time we reupholstered our (we think 14-years-old) navy blue sofa sleeper.  This book of fabric samples is headed back to our local store floor this afternoon, + after which, I’ll anxiously await word on how much it will cost to have the couch re-done.

The manufacturer is Carole Fabrics — it’s their Clubroom Faux Linen Solids collection.

Okay, so yes — ‘faux’ DOES mean that it’s 100% polyester — but that just means durable, in my world, + thankfully, this one doesn’t have that unfortunate poly sheen or sparkle.

The coordinating gray paint swatch is my choice for our future accent wall — it’s Martha Stewart’s Anvil from Home Depot.

As is often the case, this project of mine was inspired by the great Sarah Richardson.

Here’s the family room in her new-build, suburban house project:

basement with gray + red seating area

Our kilim rug has the same colors as this vintage rug chosen by Sarah + her sidekick, Tommy Smythe.

basement with gray + red

We have a pine dining table similar to this one.

basement red and gray window

Seriously, does anyone do pillows better than Sarah Richardson? I think not!

basement red and gray billiards room

Doesn’t that lamp look like IKEA? I can always count on those Swedes to offer the red + the blue!

One response to “Plate Rack + Upholstery

  • Cheryl in Wisconsin

    Any fabric that looks like linen but wears like polyester is a bonus in my book. Great choice. Love all the photos in this post. And that plate rack was definitely worth a visit to Thistlewood Farms. A great example of function being fashionable.

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