Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Framed Plates

I have had a few people ask me how I created my display, so I thought I would give you a quick rundown on how to create your very own charming framed plate display.

First you will need to get all your supplies together, a frame, plates, plate wires, measuring tape, level, hammer and nails.

If you have a frame that you love, or at least like, but you don't like the finish, just paint it (that's what I did).

I got my plate wires at Lowes, but you can get them almost anywhere, Wal-mart, Target, Home Depot, etc.

I then secured the plate wires on the backs of my plates.

I found the perfect wall in my house to place my display on, right above my kitchen table. I measured, found the center of my wall, and hung my frame about 7 or 8 inches above my chair rail. I decided to hang my frame first so that I could visually arrange my plates in the frame. After deciding exactly how I was going to arrange my plates, I measured it out and hung my plates. Simple as that and you too can have a charming, inexpensive display on your wall.
I absolutely LOVE mine, and get tons of compliments on it.

I am linking this post up with...
Anything Related Tuesday
Whatever goes Wednesday
Hoo's Got Talent
The Shabby Nest, Frugal Friday


My Romantic Home, Show and Tell Friday

Women Who do it all, Idea Sharing Wednesdays

Polly want a Crafter, Polly want to party Mondays
Somewhat Simple, Strut yourself Thursday

Between Naps on the Porch, Metamorphosis Monday

The Tattered Tag, KISS Blog Bash

C.R.A.F.T., M.M.M. Party

Making the World Cuter Monday

Dittle Dattle, Amaze Me Monday

Blue Cricket Design, Show and Tell Wednesday

Type A, Anything Goes

French Country Cottage, Feathered Friday

Whipper Berry, Friday Flair

Finding Fabulous, Frugalicious Friday


DIY Project Party, Monthly Contest

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Thank you!!!

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  1. Emily, I'm so excited...I hadn't checked in on your blog in a while and when I saw your comment on mine tonight, I found this!!! Im so glad you started a decorating blog... and are gonna share some of your good ideas with the rest of us! Wow, your kitchen and dining room look beautiful Emily...I LOVE everything. You've done an amazing job. Love the brown on the walls especially, so pretty. I'll be checking in often to see what your posting:) Love shauna

  2. Emi, I love this blog! It is so adorable. It reminds me of when we were kids and you were really into scrap booking and I just followed your example. Now I can follow your example in decorating. Thanks for all the great ideas. Your house is adorable!

  3. Your display looks amazing! I may have to try this on my dining room wall~ I am your newest follower.

  4. I love the frame around the plates! It adds a great touch. I'm highlighting this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. Grab my "featured" button.

  5. gm i just found you this am and i did a quick look at past post and loving what you have done....i'm only a follower not a blogger....looking forward to following you..

  6. I think that plates make such beautiful wall art! Adding the frame is pure genius!

  7. this is fantastic! I found your blog thru someday crafts & this is exactly what I have been wanting to do over a buffet in my dining room, kept going back and forth between plates and empty frames...never thought of combining the 2! :)

  8. I love this. I have no bare wall to do it on :(

    Extreme Personal Measures

  9. Beautiful! I featured this today on All Thingz Related!

  10. Your plate wall looks so pretty. You should check out our sponsor DISChangers--they are a favorite product of mine. I use them for plates, frames, hanging wood pieces. LOVE LOVE LOVE them and I bet you will too.


  11. This is so pretty. :) I think it is really effective! Thanke for sharing. I am your newest follower. Have a great day!

  12. Super pretty. Love a great wall grouping. winks-jen

  13. Oh how adorable is that display! I love your dining room! I featured this on Hoo's got talent! Thanks for linking up to the party!

  14. Hi Emily, just stopped in from Layla's party,I love that idea it it looks gorgeous. I'm now following you,I'd love it if you'd pop in for a visit.

  15. Emily,

    This is such a beautiful idea! I would love to feature it on my design blog, if that's okay with you. Please email me to let me know if that would be okay: marissa85 {at} gmail {dot} com.


  16. You have been featured at CraftOManiac, thanks a bunch. Winks-Jen

  17. Very creative idea..loved it!:)


  18. I love plate groupings and anything framed...great idea to put them both together!

  19. What a cool idea! something for the walls is about all my living and dining rooms are missing, and I may just have to try this one!

  20. Love your plate wall! Your dining room is so cute! I featured it on a few of my favorite tutorials here: http://modernwivelyhood.blogspot.com/2011/02/few-of-my-favorite-tutorials_27.html
    Have a great week!

  21. clever idea here. thanks for giving me ideas.

  22. Nice twist with the frame around your hanging plates. Thanks so much for sharing.

  23. This is so pretty. I really love your ideas!

  24. Your framed plates look so pretty, Emily. I really like how the white stands out against your brown wall.

  25. Oh so pretty. A perfect way to disp;ay special p;ates. I AM NOW LOOKING FOR A WALL TO TRY THIS ON.

  26. This is very pretty.

    I did this same thing in my breakfast room last year. My frame is actually a door from an antique cupboard, that was beyond repair. Instead of discarding the pieces, my friend took the cupboard apart,saving the wonderful and valuable bit and pieces..

  27. i love plates and frames, looks great. Thanks for sharing this at my party!

  28. I just found your blog from Kim's WOW and I looove what you did with the frame and plates, such a wonderful idea and it looks so great in your kitchen! I'm your newest follower and will be adding your blog to my bloglist. I hope you will stop by when you have a minute:)


  29. I love the plates and frames. I really love the color of your dining room walls. Gorgeous. I have been a follower for a while. I don't see that you follow me. I would love if you would stop by and become a follower. Thanks so much.

  30. Looks beautiful!! I love china plates on the walls.
    Love your wall colour!

  31. really Lovely! a great idea and i'm so inspired to do something like that! thank you for sharing, happy feathered nest friday!

  32. Super idea it really adds definition and interest. Very, very nice.

  33. Absolutely darling~ I love what you did with your china and frame~really charming! Thank you for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

  34. I love it when people show off their plates by hanging them on their wall.

  35. So pretty! I love plates on a wall, so the frame really adds something special. I do have a frame in my garage that would be perfect, I 'm glad I picked it from someone's curb.(The Curbside Boutique ;) ). I have yours pinned . Thanks for sharing it!


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