$3 Garage Sale Happiness

It’s Thursday, which means one thing in my little world:

GARAGE SALES!

You never know what treasure you’ll find!

Just last week I enthusiastically bought this homemade magazine rack:

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SURPRISE!

 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.

Exhibit A:

 4 of my ironstone platters on our most recent past kitchen wall:

platters on walls bungalow

For our current kitchen, I wanted to do something like this,

on the end of our island:

platerack atticmag

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plate rack kichen island eclectically vintage

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Normally, I would just ask G.O. to make me something.

He’s so talented!  But he’s just so busy!

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Instead, I have been searching for one to buy, for months.

I liked this from an etsy seller,

Apple Tree Woodcrafts:

plate rack applewoood crafts overall view

https://www.etsy.com/listing/232695125/walI

$146

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:

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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!

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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.

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The dowels have to go, as well, but that’s not much of a problem (not for Greg!)

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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

blue kitchen ceiling

 I think I shall distress said blue,

as our kitchen is skewing a tad too “new”.

Stay tuned!

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6 responses to “$3 Garage Sale Happiness

  • staceyweichert

    All lovely and now I want a big platter just like yours!

    • cardinalkay64

      Girlfriend — I know! What a treasure! Here’s our little secret, though — it’s not old but a repro. They make some good yellow ware repro out there, + I’m lucky to have some of it! I bought it at Winterberry, which is a wonderful vintage + antiques + new shop in Tuscola, IL. They’re a little bit further south, on I-57, than Champaign-Urbana. Or maybe north. It’s been a while! There’s a good RL Outlet store there, too. 😉

  • nancy

    How fun! Ive been wanting a platter display on my island too, and I used your pix you show my husband. Can’t wait to see the finished project.

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