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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Plate Rack Update

Last January I got this shelf from my friend Michelle, who no longer had space for it in her kitchen. I've been shuffling it around in my sunroom ever since, trying to find it a home. Here it is sitting on top of my old stereo cabinet shortly after I got it home.


Since I got the French Provincial dining room suite several months ago, my sunroom has been reassigned as my new dining room. And, since this room is going all white and neutral with touches of blue, the dark, dark green paint (it only looks black, it's actually green) was not going to work out. So I painted it to match the other furniture, in Annie Sloan Pure White Chalk Paint, and hung it on the wall.  To hang it I bought a 100 lb cleat at Home Depot, but after I put it up I was just really nervous piling stuff on it, so I put 2 inch drywall screws through it into the studs.  It's not going anywhere now, it's locked on tight.


I love the style of this piece, but then I've always been a sucker for a plate rack.  I really can't say I like it better white, but it will blend much better in the room.  I have not actually begun Christmas decorating just yet, but I couldn't resist adding some new greenery for the photos.


Still torn on painting the walls a creamy beige, or going with a soft washed out blue.  I don't think either one is happening until after Christmas since I'm still painting furniture, one piece at a time.


So guess what I'm hoping to show you next week?  Big Frenchy is underway:



Have a nice weekend all!  I'm partying at:

Feathered Nest Friday
Potpourri Friday
Show & Tell Friday
Furniture Friday

21 comments:

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Big Frenchy is going to look great, as does the freshly painted plate rack. Love those dishes too, just my colours ;) Stopping by from Feather Your Nest Friday. I'm off to see if I can find the post on your new furniture.

Blondie's Journal said...

This is just beautiful! I'd love to have a plate rack...love to have the space for one! lol! I think you did good by painting it white, it showcases your pretty dishes!!

XO,
Jane

Parisian Bijoux said...

I love the plate rack!!! My dining room is done in French black provincial, yes black. This dish rack is something I am brewing in my little brain to conjure up!

Sharing Shadymont said...

Tracy,

Just love your plate rack. The white is very pretty. You have gorgeous items displayed in it too!

Have a great weekend!

Cindy @ Creating at Home said...

I've never seen a plate rack like this, but I love it... especially painted white!

Mel said...

It was meant to be white! It now looks fab! And your accessories are perfect.

You are on a tear my friend. I'm looking forward to seeing frenchy.

Mariaelena said...

It's so pretty painted white...and I love the way you decorated it..I have the same plates...Mariaelena

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I like it both colors, Tracy! I think if you do the soft blue on your walls it will stand out more. It's a lovely piece and love the touch of greenery you added. Thanks for your visit! : )

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Love the plate rack and love the added greenery. It really stands out and is just wonderful. I have posted about my plate rack too...I just love changing it around especially for the different seasons. Love your color choices too.
Beautiful!
Blessings,
Debbie

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

Love this - it is absolutely gorgeous!

Jenny
www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

PS i have a really fun throw pillow giveaway going on. Come on over and enter if you'd like! xo

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Tracy...

My friend, your plate rack is gorgeous! I love the beautiful plates that you have displayed! The mercury glass finials look fabulous!!! It looks dressed and ready for Christmas...lovely! Thank you for sharing your beautiful Christmas plate rack with us! Can't wait to see how big frenchy turns out! Best wishes with that piece, my friend!

Warmest Thanksgiving wishes to you and your family!

Chari @Happy To Design

Steph said...

Wow, you are starting that hutch? It's gonna take you forever! Good thing you have some free time! ;)

Sharyn said...

Wow! From someone who loves to paint things white - this is seriously drool worthy and looks fabulous. With your other dining room pieces, which look amazing as well, I am sure it is the perfect touch to your room. The plates are delicious looking too. What make and pattern are they?

Lisa @ akawest said...

You really are setting some sort of record for painting furniture. There should be an HGTV show called Tracy Paints.

I am a sucker for blue walls, but all of the white would look pretty against a creamy beige. I predict you will choose...yeah, yeah, as if i am now a mind reader.

Megabus has finally arrived in Jax. When they add a stop in your neck of the woods, I will be aboard. Until then, picture drooling will be the order of the day.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Great rack, it's terrific in white! Love the plates displayed and your mercury glass finials, very trndy lately! Can't wait to see the hutch finished! Happy Thanksgiving. FABBY

Shelia said...

Oh, honey! You're on a roll! I love your plate rack shelf and it looks so beautiful hanging on your wall. You've dressed her up so prettily too! Can't wait to see your china cabinet all Tracyed up! :) You are making your home so pretty.
I want to wish you and your family a happy Thanksgiving!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Joselyn @ The DIY Spot said...

Thanks for stopping by! Your plate rack looks so much better white. It now has a Crate and Barrel/Pottery Barn feel. Nice job!

Miss Charming said...

The plate rack looks great in white. I love the way you styled it with the dishes and greenery.

Casa De Luna said...

I have always wanted a plate shelf like this. Your new room is looking fabulous!

Cynja said...

Love your plate rack, too. It goes well with the french china cabinet you just finished. I think your walls painted in a very subtle, soft blue would be gorgeous.

notes of sincerity said...

Oh I just love your plate rack. So sweet. :o) It looks lovely all dolled up in white. :o) I am curious, did you need a primer first? :o) Thank you so much.

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