Friday, May 14, 2010

The Plate Wall and a Winner

     Happy Friday!  How are you?  I'm OK considering that I made it half the day yesterday thinking stationery was stationary and not stationery.  Do you ever do that?  Hit the publish button only to come back later to find a major typo.  Oh well, never said I was perfect, LOL.


    Now let's enter the world of plates.  Better yet, let's enter the world of plates and spray paint.  Yesterday I painted a stack of plates that I picked up from the Goodwill store and had actually forgotten about until I read this postThanks Trish.
    Of course we all know the cardinal rule, never run out of white spray paint.  Impulsive projects, you know.  I can honestly say that if I ever walk into another thrift store, that I can look squarely at a stack of plates and say.........I'm good.  No really, none for me, thanks.  I will not tweak this wall anymore, ever again.

    If you would like to see the before picture of this wall, you can go here.  If you would like to see more plate walls, then try The Down and Out Chic.  She has an amazing collection of posts on plate walls.


    38 comments :

    1. Love how those turned out! They look fantastic!

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    2. Rene, I love your blog's new look and that plate wall is stupendous. You have it so perfectly arranged. That is hard to do.

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    3. These look great; I'm really wanting to add some plates to the walls in our kitchen. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    4. Love your plate wall of white plates. So fresh! So clean! Thanks for sharing. I'm inspired.

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    5. Rene,
      Wow...what a wonderful surprise to wake up to...thanks so much! I'm soooo in love with your header...it's my all time fav! Did you hang all those plates by yourself? They look outstanding and perfect!

      Blessings,
      Linda

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    6. Looks great! You've inspired me.

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    7. I've been wanting to add a plate wall to our dining room, and I was happy to discover that you have a similar color scheme going. Seeing how great your wall looks is definitely inspiring me to put together one of my own! Thanks for sharing!
      -Arielle

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    8. Thanks y'all! Congrats Linda and yes, I hung them myself. It was easier working from the center out.

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    9. I love those, they look great. And those lamps-I'm in love! Would love some details about those too! :)

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    10. Your blog looks amazing! I love it!

      The plate wsll is beautiful...I adore the layout of the plates...well done!

      Enjoy!
      Cathy

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    11. One more thing - where did you get your lampshades?

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    12. The shades are from Uttermost. We converted canned lights. Easy.

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    13. This is totally wonderful! I would love to feature this on my blog, if you are interested would you send me an email. It usually brings quite a bit of traffic your blogs way!

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    14. Oh Rene!
      I adore your new water colored banner!
      Made me SMILE when I popped over!
      Do you MEAN to tell me you spray painted those PLATES!!!!????
      I would have NEVER thought to do this!
      That wall of white plates looks amazing!
      And where did you get the light fixtures over your farm table...
      my sister is looking for these.
      Happy Weekend!
      ...plates are so hard to resist at the thrift store...
      aren't they!

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    15. Hi Renè,
      what a wonderful blog have I just discovered beyond such an intriguing blog name.
      I was actually doing some blog hopping when I found your blog via a comment you left somewhere and decided to pay a visit.
      well, no disappointment here and certainly this will be the first of many other visits yet to come!!
      Love your plates. I do to love hanging plates. I have some antique plates on my sitting room walls as well as quite a number of red transferware ones. Always thinking of increasing the number but the fear of overdoing is most of the time refraining me.
      With the above being said, I'm now off to get my small ladder, nails and hammer and hang my last red treasure from last weekend's flea.
      have a fab weekend!
      rita

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    16. The plates look wonderful. I would never have guessed they were spray painted. I love symetry so your arrangement is right up my alley!

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    17. I don't know why I didn't "discover" plates before the past year or so. Their wonderful versatility. Their common yet elegant beauty on a wall. And now on my fence! I didn't think of painting them! Great idea! Now I will never look at another stack of plates and think: uh, wrong color.
      Brenda

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    18. Oops, forgot to say I love your new header too!
      Brenda

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    19. Love the header and the plates! Spray paint...there's an idea! I thought the stationery and necklace in the last post were fabulous.
      Have a great weekend.

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    20. I love your plate wall! I did a post recently on my teeny tiny collection of plates. I love the way you have arranged yours.

      I have only just discovered your lovely blog-I am looking forward to seeing what other fabulous things you have done.

      Best wishes,
      Natasha.

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    21. Such a clever and creative girl. My heart is going pitty pat.

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    22. Please tell me where you got those pendant lights... i am in serious love with them!! ann @ http://housefinally.blogspot.com/2010/05/works-in-progress.html

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    23. Love the symmetry - very pleasing to the eye. And I love that there are different shades of white!

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    24. Your plate wall is amazing and I love those lampshades too.

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    25. Rene, I love your wonderful plate wall! And congratulations to Linda, she is such a sweetheart!

      Kat :)

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    26. What a beautiful kitchen! I'm so glad I clicked on your "before" link. The egg prints ar beautiful! I'm over at Vintatge Printables for the first time looking for some pictures to hang in my house. I have empty frames and you've got me real excited! Thanks!

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    27. Oh your plate wall looks beautiful! Very inspiring, I only wish i had a spare wall to put some plates on! Perhaps it's time to take down some other things.

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    28. I love your take on the plate wall! My stack is at home waiting on completion -- but I am close!

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    29. That turned out beautiful!

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    30. Beautiful blog. I love the plates & the lampshades. I'd like to dine at your table - lovely! Thanks for sharing!

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    31. The wall looks amazing. Those shades are incredible. And, I love your white chairs with the wood table. Looks awesome!

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    32. wonderful!!
      I love it!

      Smiles,
      kay ellen

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    33. BEAUTIFUL! I am loving the classic look of the white plates, and I wouldn't have thought to simply paint them! Wonderful idea, and as a fan of symmetry, KUDOS on the plate wall! ;)

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    34. Oh wow. This looks amazing. I kept scrolling through your post and reading, I thought you had posted pictures from Pottery Barn or Ballard. This is wonderful! Thanks for posting.

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    35. Ok, this is beautiful! I was inspired by you spray painting plates and tried it for a wall project. I had two plates that needed to be white so out came the spray primer and paint. It came out bumpy, not the smooth finish I was after...did you use primer?
      Thanks
      Londen

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    36. I did not use primer. I used the white spray paint that I had on hand. I caution you not to do this in a windy day or you will end up with debris in your paint.

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    37. Never EVER considered painting the plates! That's a wonderful, pretty idea. Can't wait to try this.

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