French Kitchen Mundane Essentials
Remember in a previous post when I said I was on a mission to find a certain something during one of my treasure hunts? You remember that.....right? Well the old coat hooks was what I was after, with thoughts in mind of making a French provence kitchen towel rack for The Vintage Nest shop.
My weekend was spent working on it. I wanted to make two but the electric drill went kaput so the second one will be put on my "to do" list. But at least I have one thing on my "done" list. :)
Even the most mundane kitchen essentials become sophisticated, warm and fun with a fabulous towel rack like this one. The French use a different towel for everything in the kitchen. Mains for hands, vaisselle for dinnerware and verres for glasses. I used old barn wood, sanded and smoothed to perfection and added the vintage cast metal worn and mellow coat hooks. Painted in worn white and trimmed in rustic black, shabbified, antiqued and finished with paste wax for lasting beauty and protection. Even the lettering is faded from left to right, as would happen should part of the rack be washed in the morning sunlight for years. Fleur-de-lis symbols in worn barn red compliment the rack and add a touch of charm. Fun for hanging the dish towels on but also a great way to showcase some sweet old aprons too.
So what did you do this past weekend? :)