It's time again for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday hosted by Linda @ Coastal Charm. Link back to Linda's blog to check out all of the thrifty purchases this week.
I have a collection of vintage platters that I have found at various thrift stores. I love the look of the crazed, old platters and I've picked them up for a few dollars apiece. Here's just a few of the pieces I have in my collection.
A Homer Laughlin platter:
W S George, Derwood platter
Anthony Shaw & Son platter (small) and unmarked platter (large)
My intention is to hang some of the collection in my dining room but I still have several stacked on a side table that needed a better storage solution.
While out thrifting a couple of weeks ago I came across this wood piece.
In it's former life I guess it probably was a magazine holder. I saw it as a solution to my platter storage. I got out some paint I had from another project and painted the piece red to match the colors in my dining room.
Here's what it looks like with the platters
And here's where I could use some advice. I think the holder looks a little plain. I was thinking that I need to add something to the middle of the holder (possibly a monogram) and maybe some little flourishes to the rounded corners. I'm not a decorative painter but I think I could find a suitable stencil.
So, what do you think. Leave it alone or dress it up?
Thanks for your help and happy thrifting!