Way back when, before I started blogging, I became obsessed with plates. It started with my very first visit to our local antique mall, which was more years ago than I care to remember. In the picture below you can see the very first plates I ever bought. There were three…but one broke a few years ago. I was devastated…seriously. They have moved around my house…you never know where they will appear. Their latest position is as part of a personalized plate wall I just installed in my living room.
Why I didn’t do this before I will never know…because I love it! I didn’t have to buy a single plate. In fact, I had quite a selection to choose from. I mixed new with vintage, plain with patterned and big with little.
Decals. Brilliant huh? They are available in 3 colors and a variety of styles. The shop that sells them is Welcoming Walls. So I placed my order and here’s what my platter looks like.
It’s turned out exactly like I had imagined…which hardly ever happens. I was a little nervous about getting the decal on straight but it ended up not being hard at all. I used the trial and error method to hang the plates. I put the number platter in the middle and worked out from there. When I was finished I had holes in the wall but I just filled them in with white caulk. I didn’t even have to touch up the paint.
and here it is now.
I whole new look for hardly any money. As you can see from one of the pictures above, my gigantic dough bowl is still leaning on my wall. I think it’s going to stay there because I can’t come up with a better place. I’m beginning to sort of like it there!