If you’ve read my dining room posts then you will know that I was never really on board with my attempt at a gallery wall. I didn’t really plan the placement of the pictures and plates and it always felt a little off to me. It wasn’t pleasing to the eye.
So it was back to the drawing board. I thought about scrapping the whole thing and putting up a mirror instead, but I liked the plates that were hanging on the wall. I have a bit of a “thing” for plates, so I decided to try a plate gallery.
This time I did some planning. I gathered the plates that have been handed down, gifted, bought and thrifted. Placed them into an eye pleasing layout on the living room rug. Now for the hard part – getting these plates onto the wall.
I traced each plate onto a piece of paper and then cut it out. I placed all the plate templates onto the wall with tape moving them around until I liked the arrangement.
I measured from the top back of each plate to the hanging wire. I marked the spot of the wire measurement on the template.
I placed a hanger over the spot making sure the bottom was lined up with the mark and tapped the nail to make a hole in the wall. Then I took down the template and nailed the hanger into the hole.
There were four small plates that I bought at a yard sale for .25 cents each. I couldn’t find plate hangers that small, so I used Command Strips. I don’t know if I would have done this if they were heirloom plates though.
This is the result and I’m happy.
The other change I made was to add my recent yard sale art purchase to the wall between the windows.
Have a wonderful weekend!