Wednesday, June 20, 2018

hanging plate wall tutorial

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Can we talk about happiness for a minute?

What is it made of? Where do we find it? How do we keep it?

I think everyone's answers are different, but here's mine:

Happiness is made out of what we allow it to be made of. We usually find it where we aren't looking. We hold on to it by letting go of what doesn't make us joyful.

Something that is definitely making me happy: my (finally) finished hanging plate wall, complete with my wooden sign from Ebenezer Market.

This idea originally stemmed when I found some vintage plates while we were antiquing for only 0.20 cents each (they are the bright blue smaller plates)! I definitely could not pass that up, but I had no clue what to do with them once we got them home.

I looked up ideas on Pinterest and came across a neat photo where plates were hung on a wall in a pretty design, and I thought, "I can do that!"

Then I sat down and thought, "Wait - how can I do that?"

I was really hesitant to hang these gorgeous plates on the wall. I didn't so much care about the others that I found while thrifting, but I really didn't want those vintage plates to fall on our hardwood floors and shatter (my heart).

But, I really loved the idea, so I tried it anyway.

And, so far, so good!

Knock on wood, I haven't had one plate fall, and the process was relatively easy.

dining room table from Little Lumber Co.

All of the instructions are on the plate hanger's package, but here's a few tips from my experience:

- Cut the hanger to fit the back of the plate. You should cut it down enough that it fits right in the back circle, but no smaller than that.

- Let it dry overnight like the directions say (also, follow. the. directions.).

- Make sure you measure your plate and order the right size hanger. The correct size makes all the difference.

By the way, THESE are the hangers I used.

What risky (but happy) project are you working on right now? I'd love to hear it in the comments!


  1. This is so pretty! And very southern! Lots of people down here in the south have plate walls and I've always loved them!

  2. I completely agree that we usually find happiness when we aren't looking for it. Your plates look so great and I love how they all compliment each other. Sierra Beautifully Candid