Pallet Project Update-Kitchen Plate Rack

pallet farmers market collage

I’m finally back with a project today!! I’m sure you are all thrilled! 🙂

Steve cut out this pallet rack for me several years ago, so I don’t have a tutorial for that part, but you can find them on Pinterest. Lauren, a friend and I did some craft shows a few years ago, and I had made pallet racks to hold books. This one had never sold and had been just waiting for me to come up with a project for it. Finally inspiration struck!

Pallet plate, platter holder update

I spray painted black over the letters first.

pallet plate and platter holder update black

While it was drying, I picked out the phrase I wanted to put on it and found the fonts and size on Microsoft Word. I printed them out and then cut them down to make them easier to work with.

pallet plate and platter holder update lettering

To transfer the lettering to the wood, I rub pencil on the back of the paper. Then I turn the paper over, place it where I want it to go and trace the letters. When you are done, there should be a faint outline of the words. You can see how I did this for another sign too.

jpallet plate and platter holder update farmers market

Once my tracing was on the board, I painted it in with white chalk paint. I used a really stiff brush to fill in each letter. After it was dry, I sanded it down a bit to look more worn. The last step was to go over it with a clear varnish. I knew I was going to hang it in the kitchen, so it needed to be protected.

(please don’t look too hard at the kitchen, ugh! It really needs a make-over. BADLY!!!)

So here it is hanging over the stove. The perfect place to store some platters, plates, and cutting boards.

pallet plate and platter holder update in the kitchen

pallet farmers platter and plate holder

pallet market plate holder

pallet farmers market kitchen plate holder

After looking at the pictures, I realized it was kind of bare on the wall above it. I was roaming through my local Goodwill and found this little cow head. Perfect! Her name is Amelia. She is a little small for the space, so I mounted her on some old boards we had. I didn’t even know I had the one with writing on it. Love it!

pallet rack and amelia

amelia the cow

pallet amelia the cow lettering

I am on the lookout for a little wreath to go around her neck. Or maybe a cowbell! Have a wonderful day!

Sunshine and Blessings

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18 thoughts on “Pallet Project Update-Kitchen Plate Rack

  1. Lisa B. says:

    This is a great project! I am all about repurposing and reusing items. This is a great project. Thank you for sharing and linking up with us over at the Welcome Home Wednesdays Link Party!

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  2. Mary-The Boondocks Blog says:

    Hi Pamela, what a great use of a pallet. It looks so cute in your kitchen and I really love the color choices you have made. I’m really liking Miss Amelia too, presiding over your dishes and stove, a great thrift buy! Thank you for stopping over at Sweet Inspiration.

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  3. KreativK says:

    I love all kinds of pallet projects, this was an easy but very effective update and I like how you use it as a plate rack! So nice! The little cow head is super cute too, looks great above it al! I’m hosting my own linky “Sweet Inspiration” with three great bloggers, it goes live every friday and I’d love for you to come and link up!! Have a great Thursday!!

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