Rustic Horseshoe Plate Holder

This rustic horseshoe plate holder makes a great accessory to any farmhouse kitchen. It is an incredibly easy project and a wonderful way to display your favorite plates.
Anthropology is so inspiring. Every time I am in the mall, I have to stop in and get a peak of their amazing home items. During my last visit, something sort of caught me by surprise. I came across some really beautiful plates, but the dishes were not what caught my eye. It was the horseshoe plate stand that really had me drooling. It was a shock to me that my biggest inspiration stemmed from their display and not their product. But I was in love. I had to make one.

- Horseshoe

- Block of wood- 2″ high x 4″ deep x 6″ wide

- Scrap wood- 10″ high x 1/4″ deep x 3″ wide

- 3 Nails

- Hammer

- Your favorite wood stain. – I used Minwax Special Walnut.

- 2 Brushes

- Minwax Polycrylic – or other choice of finish.

- Drill (optional/not pictured)

- 120 Sand paper (not pictured)
First, I used the 120 grit sandpaper to smooth out the edges of the wood. This step helped make the final product splinter free.

Next, it was time to stain and finish. I applied Mixwax Special Walnut with a natural brush to both the block of wood and the support piece. Once dry, I used a synthetic brush to give the wood two coats of Minwax Polycrylic.
Then, I assembled the plate holder by placing the horseshoe front and center on the block and hammered 2 nails into it to hold it together.
Finally, I drilled a hole through the support piece and block to avoid splitting the wood. This is optional. Then I hammered a nail through the pre-drilled spot.
I love this as an accessory in our kitchen. It turned out just as I had hoped. Since I had everything already on hand, the cost to me was $0. I call that a win!

Good luck to you if you try this and let us know if you do. We’d love to see pictures!
Elizabeth Joan Designs
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