Farmhouse Industrial Plate Holder Upcycle

I purchased this wooden plate holder at the thrift shop last week for $2.  Notice the heart cut out in front.  Thrift shops are full of country shelves and wooden decor with heart cutouts.  The problem is that hearts just are not as popular as they once were.


I painted the plate holder with my beloved Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White and distressed it.  I found that sandpaper removed too much of the black paint that I wanted to show through the white chalk paint, so I used a wet paper towel distressing technique for most of it.

Knowing that I wanted to find something to cover up the heart cutout, I came up with this old hinge in my junk stash.  I brushed some Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in French Linen onto the old hinge to cover up some of the brass showing through the chippy white paint.

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 Here is my up-cycled plate holder.  I think the hinge gives it a farmhouse industrial look.

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The plate holder is made to hang on the wall,  Who says it has to hold plates?  It could hold baking pans.

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Or cutting boards.

Or lids.

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And of course plates.  I like it best sitting on my kitchen corner counter displayed with a very crusty, rusty old scale.











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