Dish Pan Dependant

Are you one of the lucky ones, who has a dishwasher? Not me…

No matter how much I update this townhouse kitchen, it will probably never have a dishwasher…

and forever be dependent on a dish pan, or two.

It does have central air conditioning, though. That I could not live without.


Sunbleach stained over the sink window shelfBut as I digress, when we finished the over-the-sink shelf

I was beside myself with all of the pretty possibilities one could place atop a window shelf,

but reality set in.  Space saving and functionality have taken pretty’s place.


plastic dish pans-10Enter a couple of plastic dish pans


copper potThat I tried, as I might, (with metallic hammered copper spray paint for plastic)

to make look something like this ~ burnished copper.


plastic dish pan with copper hammer spray paint-10But ended up looking something more like this ~ copper painted plastic.


Copper painted plastic kitchen dish panI did give them a little more dimension with antiquing polish, but let’s be honest….

A plastic dish pan… is a plastic dish pan… is a plastic dish pan!


Copper painted plastic kitchen dish pan-Stowandtellu.comNevertheless, I placed them strategically above the sink.

One is for dishes and bowls, one for cups and glass.

They have been serving their purpose to help keep the dish clutter off the sink area…

How could I complain?


Copper painted plastic kitchen dish pan5I did so happen to add two more small additions to this little kitchen zone.

One of which is a little something vintage and funky with soup cans.

Thanks for stopping by…. and thanks for listening to my dish pan woes ~ Amy

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...


7 Responses to Dish Pan Dependant

  1. Anne November 26, 2013 at 3:01 pm #

    Great idea Amy! I have a dishwasher but I don’t use it all the time – too few dishes! I hate my dishpan too… ugly plastic!!!

    Have a great day xox

  2. Mel November 26, 2013 at 4:05 pm #

    No dishwasher here either do ou know I’d never thought about dish bowls I just chuck them in he sink & wash up four times a day. Boo!

  3. Michael November 27, 2013 at 10:24 am #

    Sister, you missed your calling. You should really do this for a living!! Have a great Thanksgiving!

  4. heather f November 27, 2013 at 8:31 pm #

    Such a great idea! I thank goodness every day of my life that we have a dishwasher…because every time we go camping and I have to hand wash multiple times a day…I begin to plan meals with less and less dishes for the next camp out. I think they look pretty good up there. Great job! Thanks for stopping by the cafe, too!!! We LOVE YOU!!!

  5. Danni@SiloHillFarm November 28, 2013 at 5:20 am #

    Actually, I thought your dishpans turned out pretty good! I think I would not be a happy girl without my dishwasher! I use it everyday. I also cook …a lot! I love those dipped awesome! happy Thanksgiving!


  1. Faux Hammered Copper on a Soda Can | Stow&TellUStow&TellU - April 19, 2014

    […] gives it a more realistic dimensional look.  But then again, once upon a time, I tried to make plastic look like hammered metal, so what can I […]

  2. Pallet Wood Over-the-Sink Window Shelf (Kitchen Update 5) | Stow&TellU - November 2, 2015

    […] to keep the kitchen de-cluttered and to create even more space, I placed copper-looking dish bins on top of the over-the-sink shelf, and I must say, these dish pans have really helped keep the sink […]

Leave a Reply