Thursday, August 26, 2010

Peg Boards Are Done

Finally the peg board with the plate rack for the dinning room is finished and has been put up.

I have put the dishes in the plate rack. I got all them from auctions - flea markets - yard sales.

Up close of the filled plate rack. I still need to find one more goblet. Now my dishes are not hidden in the kitchen cabinets & I have room for some food in that cabinet.

I hung sheep shears from a peg near the hall that I got at a festival and a gray granite ware berry bucket near the hall on the other side.

I have hung some baskets with flowers - taper candles & wood mashers from the pegs. I believe I will let the other pegs empty. I like to see the pegs to.

Close up of the quilt rack. My first penny rug runner is now finished and I hung some dish towels I got at an Amish market. I looked around for some things I had put away to put on the shelf above the quilt rack and found the jars filled with buttons that were from my Gram - a friend & from a flea market. The red basket was a gift from my Mom. In the basket I added a dollie I found at a church sale & gray granite ware pie plates my Gram gave me. The candle sticks with hand dipped grungy stubby pub candles was made from an old wood spool. It was a safe place to display the two old brown crocks that were my Grams fathers. I am guessing they are pretty old. She was 76 when she passed and that was over 8 years ago. One was given to me by my Pap. I received it shortly after he passed. The other was given to me by my Mom who received it from Pap. So I am the fouth genertion to have these crocks. I plan on changing the linens from time to time for a new look. In a previous post I showed you all the colonial lovers knot black & mustard runners I found on ebay. They may be the next change with another penny rug runner I have started.

This was a fun project for us. It took some time since we just winged it. I am very happy with how it all came together. It was all attached to the wall with screws in case I will ever need to take it down. It could be cut apart to have two short peg boards & a long peg board. The plate rack and quilt rack could be hung alone. I thought this way it could still be used in smaller rooms or another home.

Thank you all for your comment and suggestions while this was in the making.

Blessings Til Next Time!


  1. This looks FANTASTIC! I love it! You did such a great job putting it all together, You should feel very proud. :-) Blessings,

  2. I love this so much! And to have such an obliging family to put it together for you.
    Your pewter is very attractive.

  3. I love how it looks on your wall..great use of the space and decorative too..I love how you decked them out...very nice indeed.;)

  4. Your plates look awesome displayed on the rack! I like how you arranged everything on the quilt rack!

  5. Your racks all look wonderful! Very clever thinking to be able to dissemble if need be to use them in a different place. Love the color you painted them too!

  6. Just beautiful. Everything looks so good! I so love your penny rug. Great job on all your decorating.

  7. Wow, everything look fabulous!! Great job :0) All of your pieces are so nicely displayed!

  8. Oh Lara, I love it! It all came together nicely. You all did a wonderful job. I'll bet you can't stop admiring it:) Thanks for sharing.

  9. You did a great job on the plate rack and I love your penny runner, you can sit back and admire your handiwork with pride!