Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Ok…so how does one….

Hang plates on the wall so they look spiffy…not uniform…

probably not showing shiny brass looking hangers???

Hmmm?

plates

Photo: Canadian House and Home

plates2

Photo: Cote de Texas/Wheat's home

I ask…because I have some plates…

Have a spot

kismet!

Now, on another tangent…answer me this

Don’t you think these raw B&W pics would curl at the edges?

Or do only mine do that?

plates1

Photo: Canadian House and Home

Conspiracy?

***Postscript*** we recieved INSTRUCTIONS from Canadian House and Home how to do the photo wall...I love them..Yea them!!!

41 comments:

Tara Dillard said...

The plate patterns look exactly like drifts of shrubs with specimen understory trees.

Small & medium plates are the shrubs, largest plates are the specimen understory trees.

Exactly how plantings are drawn in landscape design.

Garden & Be Well, XO Tara

Mary said...

I sometimes wonder the same things myself! It's as if the plates are secured to the wall using that Billy Mays Mighty Putty! Beautiful arrangement of plates, though :)

Joyce said...

I too wonder how this is done. I like how the plates are cluster and the photos are floating on the wall. NIce Linda! When you find out the answer please share. xoxo

Kathy said...

Not sure how they do that with the plates, but it has to be some kind of special hanger. The photos look awesome. My old B & W's do curl though. Maybe they are on thin mounting board and then attached to the wall. Just a thought

Deborah said...

I saw a cute idea with plates...they stenciled each plate with a word to form: They said there'd be cake.

Check out Stephanie's blog (NieNie) in her archives for her old home in Mesa. She had her entire kitchen nook papered with photos of her children. They appeared to be completely glued on with some sort of photo safe product. Gorgeous. Milo is at Disneyland tonight! **blows kisses** Deb

Laura Trevey said...

I love the look of plates on a wall, but have never tried a display of my own...

~ Lisa @ AbidingThere~ said...

http://www.theletteredcottage.net/2009/08/dischangerscom.html

Layla posted about the perfect plate hangers for you :) "disc hangers"

Your photos would curl because of the lovely humidity in our neck of the woods. Maybe that house is up North??

xo

Laura said...

Love the collage of plate idea! PERFECT way to blend my hubbies china hand me downs with my eclectic style. I have a few raw photo collages on my walls that I change out a few times a year. I use sticky tack a tinsie bit on the corners - keeps them from curling. But you have an extra dose of humidity than we do in Atlanta... so you might need something more industrial grade! ;)

Suzann @ The Olive Cottage said...

I have been collecting plates for that very same plan. I came across these funky sticky things that stick to the back of the plate and have a hanger so you don't see the "plate hanger". As for the B&W - I won't be much help.

Renae said...

I love the plates hung just "however". I am not one for symmetry (have to do it occasionally), and like things not necessarily centered! On those b&w's, what do you bet they are on some sort of backing!
Love your quirkiness...
Blessings...
xo

Laura [What I Like] said...

I love the haphazard plates!! And yes, my photos of course curl as well...you are most certainly not alone.

erin said...

i have my plates hanging higeldy-pigeldy up and over a doorway, but i don't mind the little brass thingys showing... i have since discovered those suction cups at the "lettered cottage" and will be looking for them...cause the kind iv'e been using make a little sound in the "spring" if one of these old floorboards bounces in this old house.

donna baker said...

The plate pics - I read a statement once that is apropro. One rolling pin in the kitchen looks good. One hundred do not. It made me start thinking about my collecting and how I did not need 20 of the same thing, only a few for a collection. Maybe less is more.

Dagny @ Beautiful Living said...

I've been wondering the same thing! They must have been using dischangers.com like Lisa @ Abiding There mentioned. What a great product! I definitely need to go flea market hunting!! :D

Porchlight Interiors said...

The plates look very cute in the messy cluster! Tracey xx

Renee Finberg said...

that kitchen reminds me of my kitchen in nyc....when i was wild and young..

Ahhhh, those were the days!

but yes, i think something would happen to the photos on the wall.
*laminating & dry mounting them is the only solution that i can think of that would prevent it.

xx

anita said...

the plates look charming in both pics..but i'm not thingy oriented enough to do this. the pic idea would drive me nuts, too much small stuff..i'd opt for my favorite or (s) blown up on canvas..different folks, different strokes
BUT the inside of pic #2 has a gorgeous feel to it, love the natural elements and clean backdrop

Lisa Murphy said...

So glad you enjoyed the plate and photo shots! Please feel free to hyperlink to us at http://www.houseandhome.com/design/turn-photos-art

Lone Star Queen said...

I love the plate arrangement. I think Mary is right. They must have used Mighty Putty!

christy said...

Linda, On Layla's blog (theletteredcottage), she has an advertiser that selss these cool disc thingies to haneg plates. I haven't bought myself yet, but they look so handy!

Yansy said...

I love that plate wall. It looks amazing.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I didn't read all the comments, Linda, so I don't know if someone has mentioned this. Rhoda did a post about some sort of hanger thing that attaches to the back of the plate. No wire showing. I'm afraid my wires are showing!! Oh No!! Anyhoo...you might e-mail Rhoda about the hangers. She's heading to the beach next week, but I think she's still around for now.

Lauren said...

i just love the plates layered like that!!!!! have never done it myself & might have to give it a try in the kitechn! (haha except I only have like 5 plates to hang!)

can't wait to see yours!
xoxo

Drawn to The Sea said...

It's an art to make them look random & pleasing at the same time, isn't it? I'd probably choose whites, going for texture, but I really like the idea.

Happiness,
~Julia

Ry @ Sotto Il Monte Vineyards said...

Your humid climate might make the photo display difficult. It looks as if they are mounted on a framed panel that is painted the same color as the wall. Love the plates that "Spill down the wall." No idea on how they are kept up there.

Stephanie said...

Looks like lots of glue...I have no problem with that :)

Rhonda Roo said...

Well, unless i superglued my plates to the wall, I am sure hungry musician boys who regularly plunder my kitchen would snatch them down for use. If they were eating some kind of foodage without crumbs, that is. If it had crumbs, they wouldnt bother with such silliness....
{{sigh}}}}}

simpledaisy said...

Oh my photos curl too....even with double sided tape all over them! I guess for me...I just accept it as part of the look:)

Farmgirl Paints said...

It's never as easy or as great as the magazines make it seem. But I sure love the idea. The plates were especially cute...all scattered like that.

somepinkflowers said...

has to be
super glue
and who ever buy the house
gets the plates...

that has to be it ♥

:-)

i tried this once with the wire hangy things
and Forget It...
plate number 2 did not undertuck
and i gave up...



let me know,
will ya...

Cote de Texas said...

Layla has something called the disc that pastes plates on the wall. go back about 3 pages on her blog to find it!

Black Zebra said...

My darling if I knew I'd tell you...such a fabulous idea though. So just how cool do those wooden doors in the second picture look? Have a yummy weekend!x

Valeriote Design said...

OOooohhh. My favorite color scheme!

farmhouse wares said...

Love the look, but I've never dared make so many holes in my wall. I think my Dad must have scarred me, as he was always yelling about that when I was a kid.

LindsB said...

Beautiful plates, I agree with you on the brass hanger things- do you know how to hang with so those things dont show?

My photos curl too, glad to see H&H answered our questions :)

Mrs. Limestone said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog. I will definitely be using your etsy search method.

Those photos would totally curl!

Im not usually a plate on the wall person but that arrangement is fab.

Pam Kersting said...

All things look better en masse, no?

Ann said...

Those are all lovely images...thanks

And regarding the plates? I've been wanting to hang plates for so long but not having dared yet for fear that it would not look as good as I see it in others:(

Cori G. said...

Hi Linda,

Thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday to check on Milo and his adventures.He's such a fun boy bug to have around and such a joy ;-).

I was looking at your arrangement of plates and thought "ooh La la!!" Such a beautiful placement. My grandmother had walls and walls that looked like that. She used some sort of hanger that had little fingers holding the plates in place.
I hope you have fun if you try it!!

xoxo Cori

Florida Sue said...

I was just going to use liquid nails on some in my guest bedroom. I know it will ruin the wall, but I figured I would just leave them when I move. I will be so old by then I won't care anyway. BTW, I just picked up my copies of Style At Home and Canadian House And Home while there. you just can't beat them eh?

sharon said...

Hello, I'm a little late to this, but i will share my experience. I worked as a display designer at Anthropologie, and i did a plate installation in the store using thrift store plates. I used 2-part epoxy glue with loops of twine to make a hook on the back of the plate, then just a small nail in the wall and slip the twine loop around it. The glue can be found at any hardware store. It is permanent, so don't use it on anything valuable!

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