Monday, June 18, 2012

DIY Shutter Plate Rack

As we've been cleaning out warehouse space during the Shoppe expansion, I'm uncovering the coolest junk and repurposing it into other things. 

Old bi fold shutter panels, rusty shelf brackets, and a dozen cup hooks were all it took to create this cool plate rack.

This shutter is small, measuring 9" wide x 32" long, and was actually part of a bi fold which I separated so I could make two shelves.
These brackets and shutters were meant to be together because the brackets fit so snugly between the slats of the shutter, that it almost didn't need screws, but we added them for safety.  Next, I sprayed it with a coat of clear matte sealer.  After that, we measured and added a dozen cup hooks to the front underside of the shelf.
Once we attached it to the wall, plates of all sizes slipped right between the slats and stood up perfectly. 

I love how it looks in the dining room!  The entire project took about 15 minutes and most of that was spent spacing out the hooks. 

Crazy easy, crazy quick, and crazy fun!

How's that for a repurposing project?