I thought I'd share what I've been working on - well, part of it at least. We (the boys and I) got a rental house not too far from where we used to live, but in much more convenient to everything. I still have some boxes to go through, but in under three weeks we've really started to settle in to our new home.
Here's a before of the breakfast room:
The plate wall started because I don't have as much storage in the kitchen as I do stuff (shocker, I know!) and I couldn't store some of my most favorite platters. So, I decided to do what any normal person would do and hang them on the wall. I figure they're my favorites, yet, they're so large I only use them a couple times a year, so why not hang them up and enjoy them year round?? Genius, if you ask me :)
I started with my favorites, and added others for color and interest. I only bought one plate for the entire wall, so the wall only cost me one $3 plate and the price of the dischangers. (and they are WELL worth the money). No wire hangers, no wondering whether or not they will hold, they're just great - and no I'm not being paid to advertise them, I just love them.
First came the new light. Metal plant hanger painted teal and turned upside down, wired into the existing fixture.
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Then I started hanging them. It took me about a week or so because I just hang two or three at a time so I could see how I felt about them. I'm big into pre-planning, you can tell. I finally finished about three days ago.
Enjoy! Happy Tuesday!!!