I was inspired by Rebecca Long Piper who blogs over at Boulevard West to make a plate wall in my own home. She owns a beautiful historic home and I love the way she decorates. (If you love older homes or just any sort of renovation, go follow her blog because she’s in the middle of a huge what seems like a whole house renovation. I can’t wait to see the final product!)
The obvious place for my plate wall, of course, is my dining room. Since I don’t have a bunch of beautiful plates I can hang on the wall (and with plaster walls, regular nails wont do the trick), I had to get creative. Now, every time I visit Target, I pick up a couple of melamine plates for just a few dollars each. I hang them using one of my favorite inventions ever: Command Hanging Strips! I’ve found the best deal at Target: you can hang 12 large pictures with each pack for $8.99. That sounds pricey, but they can get pricier. Those babies are worth it! I love Command Hanging Strips because I can place the picture or in this case plate right where I want it without having to measure, mark, or nail! Just stick a strip on the back and place it where it looks good. These are right in my corner.
One Day, I plan to have 20-30 plates in different shades of pink, green, blue, and yellow. For now, I have 7 1/2. So…stay tuned.