Make Your Counter Beautiful

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Summertime brings out the home improvement and redecorating bug in me. We still have a couple weeks to go till it’s officially summer, but I started to feel it early this year. When I was shopping at Target I saw this Rubbermaid Dish Rack and I knew I had to have it. I was able to save some money when I bought it using Target Cartwheel card holder special offer: 15% off Rubbermaid Deluxe Drainer!

This is what my sink area used to look like.

We’ve had this one for years and it’s an old style that gets discolored and is hard to keep clean.


And this is how my new one looks!

It is definitely a revolutionary dish rack and is the perfect tool for hand-washing expensive cookware, flatware, pots and pans that would risk being ruined if put in the dishwasher. It also looks great!
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Here is what it looks like empty.

I’m sure we will never see it like this again because it is so useful. If you look and see it doesn’t have a bottom layer to it which I think is genius and helps to keep it fresh and clean. It’s also really easy to slide it over and clean under it. I also really like the flat part all the way to the right. It’s perfect for bigger pots since there is no upper rail on the side and it can hang over a bit.

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We had some afternoon drinks this weekend and I decided to test it out and see how well everything fit in there.

You can see I packed it in and it still looks great on my counter!

There are 6 glasses, a cutting board and a serving pitcher along with some utensils. It is so easy to work everything in and it could hold even more! 

If you have a baby at home it would be perfect for bottles. Or maybe you entertain a lot? It holds wine glasses wonderfully!

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Here is another close-up. Looks so much better than my old one! 


How would you use the Rubbermaid Dish Rack?

Heather Reese
the authorHeather Reese
Heather Delaney Reese is the storyteller and photographer behind the lifestyle and family travel blog, It's a Lovely Life®! For the past decade, she has vacationed over 150 days a year with her family. She is a vegan, and loves being by the water, spending time with her children, husband, 2 Shih Tzus and Cat.


  • I think Rubbermaid is awesome for making this! I am so sick of the big bulk one I own!

  • That looks like something I could use for my RV and for the dishes I recently purchased that are hand wash only.. On a SN… that VIEW in the kitchen… WOW… Oh my gosh!

  • I think this is awesome. I was just steeling hubby that this white thing (basic rack) was ugly and unsanitary depite all the washings i give it. I will be looking for this one.

    PS. I could not help but ooh and ahhh over that view! That might make my washing a lot bearable =)

    • Thanks Jenny! The view pretty much sold me on our home! That was one of the things that I like best about the rack. It’s stylish… but also no water sitting on the lower part and getting all gross!

  • That’s a really neat dish rack. Wish I would have seen this sooner. I just bought a new rack, but it’s not as cool as yours. Also, the view from your kitchen sink is impressive. Wish I had that view when I am stuck behind the sink washing dishes.

  • I use my dishwasher for that. I totally hand wash my dishes and then put them in the dishwasher to drain. I really don’t like stuff on the counter top

  • I love your view and those tall beer glasses! Looks like a great tool for the kitchen.

  • Okay, the view from your kitchen window is INSANELY awesome! Second, I agree….the kitchen counter looks much nicer with that Rubbermaid dish rack vs the plastic one. We don’t actually use a dish rack. I use those microfiber square pads to lay hand washed dishes on to dry. The only bad thing abou them is that they get dirty and dingy real quick. I bleach the heck out of them too so they wear out fast. I might ought to just switch over to a dish rack.

  • Can we please talk about your view? If that is your window, I am super jealous! We have a black wire dish rack- I do love that it kind of blends into the sink!

  • i hate my dish rack. HATE it. also i have major view envy. we have a beautiful yard but not a view like yours. whoa!

  • This dish rack really looks nice. It looks like it was made for the decor of the kitchen instead of something you put in and had to take anything.

  • Nice dish rack….next shopping trip I am going to check it out at the store. I need a new dish rack – wonder if it fits inside the sink

  • We don’t have a dishwasher so there is always a rack on our counter. Not as stylish as this though so I think it’s time to upgrade!

  • Love your countertop, cabinets, backsplash and all! I’m remodeling my kitchen very soon and hope to copy what you have – nice and light and airy.

  • I had to go back and look at the dish rack. I’m memorized by the fabulous view from your kitchen sink and your awesome back splash! I guess that says something for the dish rack- it was sleek and not distracting!

  • What an amazing view!!! But yes I do like the look of your new dishrack too. much better 🙂 But, I can’t get over the view you have lol

  • I love that. It looks so much nicer than the one I have now, which is like your first one, and mine is such a pain to clean.

  • Your Rubbermaid dish rack looks beautiful! It’s amazing how unobtrusive it is – it really blends in well and doesn’t take up a lot of space.

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