DIY Built In Plate Rack

Add a touch of farmhouse charm to your kitchen with a cute plate rack. These fun accent pieces are totally customizable and a fun way to display dishes and vintage items.

Measure your space and determine how big you want your rack. I wanted 3 shelves. I built the shelves first using 1 x 2's and  1 x 4's. Fastened together with wood glue and finish nails.

I spaced the shelves out on my wall and attached them to the wall with grabber screws. Find a stud or use sheetrock anchors. I used 1 x 4's for the sides. Use a level to get your shelves straight.

I also added shiplap to my wall first but this is an unnecessary step. After the sides were on I painted the whole thing to match the wall. And caulked any gaps.

Now for the fun part...styling. I added a few dishes, cookbooks and vintage items. The crock with rolling pins was another DIY. Details are linked below by clicking on the crock.

I used decorative trim on the fronts of the shelves. You could also use dowels. I cut them just a bit big and bent them slightly to fit snug in place. This will prevent your dished from falling out.

This is a simple and inexpensive weekend project. I love the way it looks on this wall. My only regret is that I wish I'd made it bigger. Follow me on IG, TikTok and my blog for more.