I am so truly excited to have you over to my tiny corner of the world. I am a 40 something year old living in the country with my high school sweetheart, turned husband and our miracle baby thru adoption, Norah Kay.
This DIY Wall Treatment was more than an average plate wall rack…as simple as it was (and I’ll get into to all that), this DIY represents my husband, speaking straight to my heart. Coming off of our busy season in our family business, and the holidays, weariness had set in, for me…After scrolling Pinterest, I came up with this idea for a DIY wall treatment that he was eager and willing to help with, and that spoke volumes to my heart.
Let’s be honest, doing DIY projects isn’t Guy’s idea of a fun time. It’s not what he want’s to do in his down time or on the weekends, he likes to BBQ meat for the family. DIY is totally my passion though…so, when I need his help, it’s usually me adding to an already packed week of things pulling at him.
Could I have handled this project on my own? For sure! Did it mean the world that he did it with and for me, YES! So, not only do I love it for this space, but I love it as a reminder that I’m dear to him, and he took time to show me in a language I understand.
So, This cottage loving girl has struggled with what to do with this little wall for years… when the idea finally dawned on me, I knew I was about to take out ranch style home that much closer to the cottage style I am so smitten with.
Okay, so here’s how we did it…
Cut two lengths of the 1×4 for top and bottom pieces (ours were 24″ in length), and two lengths of the the 1×4 for both sides (ours were 66″ in length) – fasten together with nailer.
Cut four lengths of the 1×4 to fit INSIDE of the frame sides (ours ended up being 22.5″ in length to fit inside our frame), and space out for your desired look, making sure the shelves are level within the frame, then fasten shelves through the side of frame with nailer.
Flip unit over onto its front side on a flat surface, measure/cut/fasten your backing of choice, nailing from/through the backside into the back of the frame/shelves of unit. * Tip: using a level, scribe a line across the back of the paneling with a pencil, centered behind where the shelves are, so you can make sure to get the nailing of paneling to back of shelving correct and straight from the back, and so you don’t end up nailing too far one way or the other and missing the shelving boards.
Cut desired trim pieces to length (we went to the outside edges of the frame sides, so again at 24″ lengths), space where desired (making sure they are level), and fasten with nailer, being careful not to split the trim pieces with the nails – pre-drilling small holes in trim may be required, depending on application.
I just love how this simple design can add so much texture to a space. I now have a space to display my vintage Ironstone platters and favorite cutting boards… the mixture of woods and whites truly bring the entire piece to life for me.
It didn’t already notice I have a thing for plates, so this wall treatment was the perfect solution for this tiny space. This small wall now feels intentional and has quickly become one of my favorite parts of our kitchen.
Thanks for coming along for this little DIY friends.