Do you watch Fixer Upper on HGTV with the darling Chip and Joanna Gaines? It’s our favorite. Ryan and I don’t watch much tv together (I don’t know, something about project runway just doesn’t capture his attention like it does mine), but we love being inspired by the makeovers done to the houses on this show. If you haven’t seen it yet, oh my, you should. So good. Or maybe not because it will make you want to buy the worst falling-down house and make it wonderful.
Anyway … you’re probably wondering what Fixer Upper has to do with hanging silver plates on the wall? Well miss Joanna (who has fabulous style) always hangs something unconventional or dimensional on the walls of the homes she styles. Now she goes more country/rustic than I do in our house (think chippy gates, architectural salvage, child-sized chairs) but hanging vintage silver platters on the wall in our dining room is in line with her dimension/unconventional wall concept.
It’s interesting and personal and neutral.
Oh, and super easy to do.
All you need is a collection of silver platters (or any pretty dish) and plate hangers.
My mother-in-law gave us most of the silver found in our home – she bought it all at thrift stores and grew tired of it. Lucky girl, I know. And a few of the pieces were my grandma’s. I like it slightly tarnished and maybe shine it once per year. Or maybe not.
You can find these spring plate hangers at your hardware store or online here. They come in a few different sizes, so just make sure you find the ones to coordinate with your plate size.
Hook the top two arms on the top of the plate then stretch it down to hook onto the bottom of the plate.
Next, tap in a nail to the wall (I eyeballed this arrangement because I’m not patient enough to measure).
Then hang your plate up. Easy as can be.
When hung in a group, the plates look so pretty.
I love having them out rather than stacked in a drawer and their silver sheen is just right for the dining room.
Moral of the story is: look around your house and see if you have anything laying around that might make nice wall art.