Friday, February 18, 2011

Project Day: Transforming a Dish Rack










Wooden Dish Rack, some paints, paintbrush and water shield silicone spray = new look dish rack! This is so easy. Just mix the shades of colours you want and paint the rack's different sections. I left some in the original wood as I liked the effect but you can paint the whole thing if you like. What I love is that the rack comes raw, so it is easy to paint - no prep!
Finish off with a coat of silicone spray to repel water.
Set up your prettiest vintage dishes and cups on display.
Friends I am off to Sydney for the Annual Gift/Buying Trade Fair. See you when I return.
Stay Safe. Simone xx

64 comments:

  1. Thats so cute, brings a bit of fun to washing up. Really love the colours. I saw these lovely aniaml little washing up brushes the other day in John lewis store rather pricey but fun (Im sad I know lol simple things please me) Have a great weekend

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  2. great idea Simone...another project to try!!!

    good luck at the fair, hope you find lots of yummy goodies..

    xx andrea

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  3. That is adorable! I have my hand to forehead thinking why didn't I do that. Well, maybe because I don't have a dish rack. I LOVE these kinds of simple projects that make everyday life happier. Thanks for sharing it!

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  4. That is so pretty especially with your vintage plates and cups sitting on it.

    Have a wonderful trip.
    Xx

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  5. Ooh, cute! Love all the colors.

    Have fun on your shopping spree!!!

    hugs
    Sissie

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  6. this is so darn cute and guess what, I have one of those in my old cupboard not being used!! off to find it now!

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  7. Simone that is a pretty project! I love the colors you chose! Makes doing dishes a little more pleasing on the eye! :) Have fun and Sydney, be safe!

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  8. Dear Simone, I never cease to be amazed by your capacity to see a regular household item and know exactly how you will transform it into something truly special.

    This project is no exception and would make the task of washing up a whole lot prettier!

    felicity x

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  9. Very cute idea. The colors are so cheerful!

    Melinda

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  10. That looks so sweet Simone! Have fun at the fair, I know I would :)

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  11. Only you could make that look so great! Perfect with those dishes.

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  12. What a good idea. My wooden one gets a little sodden, I never thought of waterproof spray and I love the colours. Enjoy the fair x

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  13. Oh I adore it Simone. Such a simple, stylish idea. Don't your dishes and cups look divine on it... Have a wonderful time at the gift fair. Hope you've packed comfortable shoes!! Can't wait to see what you find... Pxxx

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  14. Love this idea, I can see my vintage crockery in one of these!

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  15. Oh I love this! Would be so pretty sitting out in the counter or dresser! I think Ikea had a very similar wooden rack...hmm xxxxx

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  16. that is such a good idea:) looks really good. especially like the colours you chose:)

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  17. Great idea, it looks so pretty with the vintage crockery!!

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  18. Wow, creative... I like the colors and what a nice cups and plates.
    Have a nice time in Sydney.

    Greets Jolanda.

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  19. creative creative creative.... sigh.... i wish i am like you!

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  20. So lovely, especially with the pretty china!

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  21. Beautiful work, i lake it!
    Kisses and happy weekend.

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  22. Another great idea! Love the colors. My all-white apartment kitchen could use something like this.

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  23. It is so pretty! I love the way you included the natural wood too! It looks perfect with the vintage china! I threw one of these out when I moved (darn) so it looks like I'll have to go shopping & get another one!!!! Thanks for another great idea, I hope you have a brilliant time checking out all that stuff at the fair! X

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  24. This is just so cute! And it looks particularly nice with all your vintage dishes. :)

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  25. Oh my goodness, this is so adorable I want to run right out and buy a wooden dish rack!

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  26. This would make doing dishes so much more fun!

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  27. So pretty my friend...I love your pretty dishes. xoxox

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  28. Love this. beautiful colours and pretty vintage plates and teacups!!xox

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  29. What a great project! The colors are lovely!

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  30. Simone- Came over from Le's blog. (Loved your interview!)

    Beautiful project!

    Hello from the U.S.,
    Loretta

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  31. just lovely - very gay in the happy way :) I have used it in the interview - it's up - let me know if you would like any changes - thanks again le xoxo

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  32. It´s so cute. Good trip!! Kisses, Ana

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  33. such a super cute idea!.........love it!!

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  34. Loving the colours Simone, very stylish. Pam x

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  35. This is beautiful and so cheery! I love it!

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  36. How cute and creative! Amazing!!!

    http://style-palate.blogspot.com/

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  37. hi simone,

    this is totally adorable! i plan to go to ikea this week ... a dish rack just might end up in a big yellow bag!

    xo
    elyse

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  38. Oh my! Possibly my favourite thing you have made yet!! Just catching up - hope everything is going well and efforts on the Brisbane front are still going and things are improving! xxx

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  39. Lovely way to liven up a dish rack. Very creative.

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  40. Love it Love it Love it!! I have never seen Water Shield spray before, I will look in Bunnings for it tomorrow.
    Lee:)

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  41. Wow! This is such a great idea! I had the same dish rack for years, and I never thought I could do something so pretty out of it!
    Thank you for the inspiration!

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  42. Hi Simone! What a cute and easy idea! Love it! (I love your dishes too) Take care, Jennifer:)

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  43. This is just so sweet! I love it! Best diy I've seen in weeks! Hope all is well!

    xo Mary Jo

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  44. My favorite kind of craft Simone...simple and pretty!
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  45. This is so cute and all your pretty dishes look amazing in it.

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  46. I love dishes with flowers!!!.Gorgeus picture!.

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  47. You got my exact taste. I like them so much.

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