So, this what I have been collecting lately.
Any guesses as to what I’m up to? Here is another clue. On a side note, notice more bird love? 🙂
Yup, I’m thinking of decorating with plates aka. doing a plate wall in our breakfast area.
I’ve always thought decorating with plates is a country thing until I saw some amazing “plate walls” on Pinterest and I’ve been pinning away since. Here are a few of my pins.
You can mix patterns and colors as you can see in this one.
My favorite is this abstract pattern with a bright punch of red.
These look classy in any kind of decor. Here is a more traditional arrangement both in terms of the design on the plates and the shape of the arrangement. It is the plate on the table that adds the extra touch and pushes it up a notch.
I’ve never hung plates on walls. So did some research online. It looks like there are two ways to hang plates. One, using your traditional plate hanger where the four claws of the hanger are visible outside (like in the 3rd pic).
Then there is the adhesive plate hanger where you glue a disc with a hook onto the plate. In all the reviews people swear by it.
I’m kinda leaning towards these as they give a clean/modern look. Meanwhile got plans for those two plain white plates too. Now, if only I had more than 24hrs in a day to get around to all the projects on my to do list.
Do you like decorating with plates? Any tips?
Update: Here’s the finished plate wall.
Barbara H. says
The adhesive plate hangers are probably wonderful, until they give up the ghost and your plate smashes on the floor. I lost a couple of decorative plates that way that had belonged to my deceased sister. They had the hanger affixed with some kind of glue which may have been old, so maybe the ones you are showing will work better. I use the old fashioned hangers myself and am happy with them. Good luck! Don’t remember how I found you but I’ve been reading your blog for just a little while.
Omg…that’s so sad that you lost those plates. I have heard similar stories too. That’s why I’m having such a hard time deciding on which type to buy. The only consolation is that except the Chicago plate, which B bought during his trip to the city, every thing else is under $3 and doesn’t really have any sentimental value. Then again that is a high traffic area and my kids do run around a lot. May be I should go with the traditional hangers. Thank so much Barbara for letting me know.
The second choice is quiet risky, but good luck with the project!
I ‘m waiting to paint the 2 blank plates before I hang them up. Let us see.
I have used many of the adhesive disc hangers, for hanging plates/platters/decorative tiles, and have so for many years — no problems whatsoever. I highly recommend, they provide a cleaner look than the traditional hangers, & if you ever want to use the plates as plates again, just soak to dissolve the glue. Follow the directions & you won’t have any problems!
Thanks Rebecca. I was still in 2 minds about the adhesive hangers. Great to know that they’ve worked for you.
Stumbled upon your blog thru google, was searching for mural paintings, I just began one painting today. Your writing, pictures, creativity are so wonderful. Loved the water garden, rug and the plate projects. Will attempt something soon.
Thank you Sudha. Glad you found WUHS. Do let me know how the painting goes. Are you doing an acrylic one?