My dear readers….I have many decorating projects going on in my kitchen, living room and dining room right now.
Painting chair legs and table legs, ….painting the chandy (chandelier) and painting the ceiling and walls have all been on my summer “To-Do” list.
All of these projects take a little time and I have to admit that I am a little slow, so in between some of the more time-consuming projects, I want to show you one of my favorite projects that is fairly simple and yet it still has a bit of decorating impact.
I guess I also need to explain that when I say “I” am working on these projects you need to know that “I” …really means “we”…the Captain and me.
I usually do up a design of what I want made and somehow the Captain makes it all happen.
This project is a Platter Rack.
You see, I had a bare piece of wall with a sort of set back.
…..and I have lots of platters,
….especially white ironstone platters and I wanted to not only display them
….I really wanted to be able to get “at them” easily.
Bingo! My Platter Rack.
If you remember, the Captain put up bead board in the Hall/guest bathroom…
……and I saw this large piece left over in the garage, and my mind started working overtime.
So I asked him to make me a Platter Rack by framing in the bead board, and adding a few pieces of decorative trim and then I would grab my handy dandy paint brush and paint it all when he was finished!!!
And so “we” made it happen.
(And when I say “we”. I mean the Captain!)
But, …..I did paint it.
Two coats of glossy white paint.
Yes, and I like how it turned out.
It not only gives a little pizzazz to the doorway leading into the utility room and across from the newly installed barn door…it just speaks to me.
And now when I need a large platter….I don’t have to go digging underneath other platters or plates.
If you would like to make a platter rack….it is really pretty simple.
We chose to have a back for the rack but one could just as easily put the rectangular framework up using 1X2 inch boards and adding the same boards in the center (strategically placed, for the platters to rest on…we had to work around a light switch) and then add a little decorative molding to hold the plates in place. Pretty simple huh?
Sooooo whats for dinner? Something requiring the use of a large platter I am sure.
Have a great week-end.
Donna Childs says
Kari, It is lovely.
Thanks Skylark….It has been up for a couple weeks now and I have found myself using it a few times…so that is a good thing.
Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by.