Friday, June 28, 2013

creating a plate wall in the living room

 Oh, how I love plate walls! I've admired so many in blogland and on Pinterest
over the past year. Back in May, I hung these two plates next to the mirror in
the entryway. An improvement, but not quite finished.


 Today I hung two more plates to the mix.


 The top plate and bottom plate were thrifted, the R plate is from Hobby
Lobby, and the blue plate from HomeGoods. Now I need to paint the base
of that boring lamp. ;-)


 What do you think of this arrangement, much better?


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21 comments:

  1. How fun, I love your selection of plates. Great collage. Hugs, Marty

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  2. Perfect! The plates look as though they belong together!!

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    1. Thanks for the lovely compliment, Diane.

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  3. Pretty arrangement Melanie. Love the plates .

    Judy

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    1. Glad you like it, Judy - thank you!

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  4. I love plates too! They add so much color and texture to a room for very little money (I like that part too) I love your plate wall very creative. Enjoy your weekend!

    Michelle thebashfulnest.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much for your sweet compliment. I hope you have a great weekend, too!

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  5. Hi Melanie, Love the mirror and the variety of plates you used. Will you continue on the other side? Not that you need encouraging, but it's so much fun to hunt for the perfect one for your space. Especially if you shop with a friend, hint hint! Have a great weekend, weather permitting. Love, Penny

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    1. No, I won't continue on the other side - that would be "too much". Oh, we'll go shopping soon, don't you worry! ;-)

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  6. Love this! The base of the lamp would be pretty in the shade of blue of the one plate. Tell me, what did you hang them with? I'd love to try this!

    XO,
    Jane

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    1. I was thinking of that light blue color for the lamp base, too. Hope that won't be too much blue going on. I used the DISC plate hangers to hang all of the plates except for the large bird plate at the bottom. You can buy the DISC plate hangers at Hobby Lobby. The bird plate was too large and heavy and the circular area in back of the plate where the DISC goes, wasn't flat enough.

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  7. Melanie,
    What a lovely entrance to your home! I adore these plates-what a perfectly darling idea to incorporate these. The initial plate is my favorite!
    Happy Hugs,
    Jemma

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  8. Looks great! Pretty soon you'll work your way all around that mirror.
    Brenda

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    1. I don't think so, Brenda...my living room is small and already tends to look too cluttered. I think I like the plates just on the one side - especially with that metal bird picture to the left of the mirror.

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  9. I love the curve the plates make around the mirror.

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  10. Looks lovely, Melanie! I've always been fond of plate walls. My grandmother had one many years ago and I loved it.

    xo
    Claudia

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    1. Interesting! I don't think I'd ever seen a plate wall until maybe a few years ago when I started seeing them on blogs. Maybe your grandmother was ahead of her time?

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  11. I love plate walls and the ones you used are just awesome!

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

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