It’s Thursday, which means one thing in my little world:
You never know what treasure you’ll find!
Just last week I enthusiastically bought this homemade magazine rack:
As you can no doubt tell, I shan’t be using it to hold mags.
Instead, I plan to use it to display some of my beloved platters.
4 of my ironstone platters on our most recent past kitchen wall:
For our current kitchen, I wanted to do something like this,
on the end of our island:
Normally, I would just ask G.O. to make me something.
He’s so talented! But he’s just so busy!
Instead, I have been searching for one to buy, for months.
I liked this from an etsy seller,
Apple Tree Woodcrafts:
Since I hoped to find something more affordable,
my plate rack project was put on the back burner for a while.
Then, last Thursday — this:
HA! Yes! $3!
When I spied it, I knew it would be perfect for my plate rack hopes + dreams!
I couldn’t buy it FAST enough!
The bottom portion will have to go away so that it fits our island like a glove.
No worries, though — I know that super talented G.O. will be able to do that.
The dowels have to go, as well, but that’s not much of a problem (not for Greg!)
So. Other than those few tweaks to make it perfect,
I must also decide what color to paint it.
The color must complement + contrast
with both the dark wood island + my light-colored platters.
Right now, I’m thinking this blue:
Chambray by Pittsburgh Paints
I think I shall distress said blue,
as our kitchen is skewing a tad too “new”.