My treasured horsehead(the first gift my husband-then-boyfriend ever gave me) was looking so forlorn and alone! Color and accessories were desperately needed!
I had seen on DesignSponge a darling plate wall that didn’t really follow a pattern and just kind of looked like a wave of plates going across the wall. In love.
For about 6 months I painstakingly collected plates from everywhere I went…thrift stores, estate sales, HomeGoods, etc… until I collected a reasonable amount. One dreary day last spring I enlisted my husband to make my dream become a reality.
I started with placing all off the plates I had collected on the floor and arranged them in a shape I thought most looked like a free form wave the way the Design Sponge image looked.
(The red cardboard squares are the plate hangers I had bought in a variety of sizes)
Then we got to hanging. But here’s the thing. A sane, rational person would have then traced the plates on to paper, hung the paper on the wall, and then placed the plates in those spots. I am not that person. I tend to work without a plan and a need to get a project done AS SOON AS HUMANLY POSSIBLE. You can imagine the strife this has caused between me and the Mr. Speaking of him, look at what a trooper he was hanging all the plates for me, while I instructed “A little down…no a little to the left…no that’s too far left.” I’m a peach to live with!
Quickly the “free form wave pattern” I had envisioned vanished and we actually ended up doing two pretty symmetrical sides on either half of the wall.
But then of course there was a gaping hole in the middle that needed to be filled(That’ s what she said*) so a few months later (and a few redesigns to the chairs and the buffet) we had completed wall after I found a cool piece to anchor the wall
Voila! Our completed DIY plate wall! Don’t mind the holiday decorations, it doesn’t usually look that cluttered, but I had a bar set up for a dinner party. And that is another post all in itself!
*If references from The Office offend you, please read elsewhere:)