Need I say more?
If you’re an Ikea fan like I am, you probably already know, just by that one word, exactly how I made this plate rack… but wait! There’s a twist!
First, let’s see how this wall looked just a few short weeks ago.
A little bit sad, but also so so so much better than before.
We’re in the middle of a little dining room distraction project right now. We should be just focusing on the monster, *ahem* I mean master bathroom reno right now, but sometimes inspiration just hits and you go for it. So stay tuned for the full “before and after” soon!
So we had a wall and it was in a room.
I’ve been wanting a plate rack for awhile but just hadn’t gotten around to building one from scratch. Well, like any good self-respecting Ikea fan, I eventually came to the realization that those Ribba picture ledges they have would be perfect for this. So fast! So easy! So not from scratch!
Off to the closest Ikea we went!
Well, it happens to be in Michigan about 1.5 hours away, so it’s not really close, but we made it!
And when I was there, I hit the jackpot.
While I was there, I discovered that they had not one, but two picture ledge styles! Who knew?
I know this is starting to sound really really sponsored here, but I assure you it’s not. I mean, maybe Ikea should be sponsoring me here, but they aren’t. I’m just that excited.
So this style of picture ledge you see here is the Virserum, which is a bit dressier than the Ribba and perfect for my dining room. I’m fully in love with it, obviously.
Chris was pretty impressed too when I told him they were only $15 each for this longer length of ledge. He said he couldn’t have made them for that, so it was great deal! We had to trim about an inch off of each one to make them fit perfectly, but I think that just makes the whole rack look even better.
I’ve conveniently left the bottom ledge empty for now to keep little hands from breaking my favorite plates, but it won’t be long before that won’t be a problem anymore! I think some little books or something will fill it up quite nicely in the meantime.
I just love how this rack finishes off this section of the house and looks so nice with the stairwell in the background.
Pretty details like that make me so happy and even more so when they’re in my own house! Can I get a “wahoo”? And a “finally!”?
I’ve been waiting almost four years now to finally have a nice little dining room that we can enjoy as a family and I’m so excited to see it finally coming together!
If you like the look and convenience of a plate rack too, consider using pre-made ledges like these to make it happen! You won’t be disappointed!
Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.