My new project begins with this circa 1970's wood shelf with plate groove that I purchased at a garage sale this summer. I think it may be a Home Interiors shelf.
I gave it a couple of coats of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White.
I love white ironstone dishes. I got a place setting for eight for $5 at a local thrift shop recently. The plates are Wm Adams and Sons Micratex. These three plates are salad plates. I am going to stencil letters on each plate so I measured and taped across my plates so my 2" letters would be centered and even. My stencils are from Kaisercraft.
I used Ceramcoat Select Black Multisurface craft paint to stencil my letters on with a small craft roller. As you can see I distressed my shelf using 100 grit sandpaper and then waxed it.
Next time I paint my kitchen I will not have a chalkboard wall but for now, the white shelf and plates look pretty good against it.
I just hung this long old cutting board that I purchased back in April. I was pretty excited to find it for $28 at a local shop.
I think the plates and shelf fit in well with my other farmhouse decor!