Is anyone else sick of those black iron plate racks? And in all of my scourings of magazines and blogs, I haven’t really found very many good ideas I could steal for plate racks. My sister suggested using an old crate but my space was too small for that. Then I remembered these old soda crates were in my garage. I found them at a garage sale in Gilbert for $15 for all 3 (the other one is being used as a planter in my front yard). I used staples to hold the plates in place and screwed the crates directly onto the wall.