Farmhouse Plate Rack and Giveaway



I purchased this sweet plate rack at a yard sale about a year ago. Poor thing has been sitting in my work room waiting for me to give it some love.
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When I shop at yard sales I intentionally look for items that are broken, but have good bones.  This solid wood plate rack is a good example of what I search for.  As you can see it is missing a dowel. A missing part doesn't bother me. I can replace it or leave it as is, like I did here.

Did you know that paint is my best friend?  Well metaphorically speaking.  
For this project I applied three coats of latex paint called Cream Silk by Benjamin Moore. For the dowels I used one coat of Refreshing; it is a chalky finish made by Americana Decor.  I am in love with this color!!

BEFORE

After the paint dried, I distressed the wood, then added burlap to the back.


AFTER

I clipped a few hydrangeas, placed them in a basket and hung them next to two french tea towels.


I purchased the tea towels from my favorite online shop Decor Steals.

Two milk bottles (a yard sale purchase) are displayed on the top shelf above thrift store plates.





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25 comments

  1. How cool is this idea?! I see these all the time at the thrift store, and I would have never thought it could look so different (and so much better) with a little paint and burlap! So smart! :)

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  2. What a transformation - it looks gorgeous now!

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  3. The burlap backing is awesome. I love the subtle touch it gives! Nice makeover!

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  4. Love how you added the burlap! Very Nice transformation...PInned

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  5. Love how you added the burlap! Very Nice transformation...PInned

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  6. Adding the burlap and painting this piece gives it a fresh new look. Your styling looks so nice!

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  7. I have a shelf sort of like that one, I would never have thought of adding burlap to the back but I am going to try it.Love the way it looks.

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  8. I love this project!! The burlap backing changes the whole look. It's beautiful.

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  9. I love this project!! The burlap backing changes the whole look. It's beautiful.

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  10. I love this transformation! What a great idea to add burlap to the back. It definitely has so much more character now!

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  11. Julie I love your shelf makeover! It's gorgeous!

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  12. Beautiful transformation and I love how you accessorized it...Christine

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  13. What a gorgeous transformation Julie! I love the paint you chose and the burlap! So creative and you styled it perfectly! Pinning and sharing :)

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  14. This is gorgeous, and I love this natural look. So simple but elegant. White is always the best choice for a bright look, right? Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Wow wow wow. Awesome. Very cute, I like like like like it too. It looks simple but there are so many uses. I also want to own it. So beautiful. Thanks for your great article

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  16. Wow! It looks amazing! It really works with adding the burlap to the back. I want to have one like that.

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  17. That's a rack that I would like in my house for sure :)Look amazing and fits the place perfectly

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  18. Turned out so nice...what a transformation!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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