Sunday, May 23, 2010

Nifty Numbered Wall Rack

So I am totally enamoured with all the numbers I've been seeing in blogland lately. It's a really fun trend. I wanted to do something fun with this really cute wall rack that I snagged for a mere $4 from my favorite thrift store but didn't want really make it permanent. So I got the inspiration to use chipboard numbers from my scrapbooking stash instead, and they just so happened to be adhesive as well (big plus!).I love how it turned out. The colors really pop against the cream distressed finish (and it came that way too, I didn't have to do a thing but give it a bath). So fun, and it's a bit unexpected in my house.
The drawers are housing tea bags (in ziplocs of course) since I tend to drink lots of iced tea in the summer I thought that was a useful way to store it. This vignette is directly over my range, so it'll be very handy.

Everything I used to make this I already owned, with the exception of the wall rack. The large print on top was a score from a church rummage sale, I paid $1 (I luv it, my favorite print in my home). The platter was my paternal grandmother's, it's the only item of hers that I have. The red rooster was a homely thing that I transformed from the Dollar Tree (you can read about that here).

The white crock was an $1 repurposed plant pot (again from my fave thrift shop). I filled it with red kitchen gadgets that I already had. The floral pitcher was from my Dad's foster Mom, it's the only item of hers I have as well.

I'm not completely done yet. I'm looking for a picture of me and my maternal grandmother to frame and hang off one of the pegs. My fondest memories of her revolve around cooking and the kitchen. I though it would be a nice touch to have a picture of her to look at while I'm slaving away at the stove;) In all seriousness, it would be really special to me. Once I get that completed, I'll take an updated photo of the finished product.

This was really fun for me, I love how it brightened up an otherwise kinda boring view of the main wall in the kitchen. I'll be linking up to all my favorite linky parties, you can find their info under "Linky Parties I Love" on the right.


  1. Very fun. I like how you used different color and did them off center. Whimsical but practical.
    Thanks for visiting my library and leaving such a gracious comment.

  2. what is it about numbers that they are so cool!!! I LOVE it.

  3. It is fun and the vignette works beautifully. I did one of those roosters in red too - great minds and all that I guess!!

  4. I love this!! I think the red numbers are my favorite so far that I've seen out in blogland. Looks great. Thanks for stopping by my site, I'm following you now. :)

  5. I love the numbers, so cute!!

  6. Wow! Love it! I would really like to see this on Modern Craftswoman Monday. Please link it up if you have time. Rory

  7. Good way to be non-committal on the numbers. I never thought of using stickers.
    Stopping by from NTT

  8. Thanks for linking and making this the most successful Modern Craftswoman Monday so far! Rory

  9. Great idea to make the numbers removable! I have been wanting to put numbers on something too but have been scared of the "commitment". Thanks for linking up!

  10. Those numbers are nifty!!! Super cute!
    -Mama E


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