I am an avid hoarder of ironstone. I adore ironstone. And I’m kinda drawn to pretty plates and platters. Made of ironstone, of course. I finally got a cute little china hutch in my dining room to display some of my lovely ironstone and blue and white china collection, but it didn’t hold nearly all of my goodies.
So I started perusing Pinterest, as one does, and came upon some really lovely DIY plate racks that some very talented ladies put in their kitchens. I thought, “I can do that.” And I probably could. If I had the time between running an Etsy shop, writing for other publications, working on all my MOPS stuff, keeping a household in order and raising two tiny people. But I don’t have the time at the moment. Yet, I really couldn’t stop thinking about having a plate rack in my kitchen.
Then I noticed this space on a small wall between my kitchen and dining room. It was like it was whispering to me, I need to house a plate rack. And I whispered back, I am far too busy and tired. And it rolled it’s eyes and said, Figure out a way, lady. And I ignored it and went to bed.
Then one day I was making signs in my hot and humid garage, as one does, and saw an abandoned trio of IKEA spice rack shelves collecting dust in the corner. I glanced at them, wondering for the millionth time what in the world I wanted to do with them. They’re so versatile and wonderful and yet…they had been sitting there for months. And then, like a bolt of lightening, it hit me:
IKEA SPICE RACK HACK!
I’m telling you, folks. A steady diet of coffee, sawdust and paint fumes will turn you into a genius.
And so, my time-saving idea of creating a plate rack with painted IKEA spice racks was born and executed. And it is glorious.
Someday, I just may get around to building a real plate rack on this little wall that so desperately wanted to display my ironstone. But for now, this will do. And I love it!
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