I am going to be honest, I wasn't sure if I liked the idea of hanging plates on the wall. I saw a few inspirational photos on Pinterest and it got me thinking.
Then I saw these BEAUTIFUL, rustic plates at Tuesday Morning (the first two), and that got me thinking a little more.
The final straw...I consulted friends, and they all agreed that it was cool...not stuffy and old ladyish. So I went back to Tuesdays and picked up a few of those plates. I also dusted off an Ironstone turkey platted that I already had hiding in a drawer (I am going to put this beauty on another wall).
Finally, a sweet friend (with great taste) found a couple more coordinating cuties for me at TJs and voila! A plate montage!
In the event I have inspired you (YAY!) and you are thinking about adding a few plates to a wall in your house, let me share the very easy process! First, lay the plates out on a flat surface and decide how you want to arrange them on your wall. I kept it pretty simple!
Next, add the easy plate mounting hardware. I picked these up at Micheals for $2.65 apiece. They come is sizes small, medium, and large. I used the small for the salad plates, medium for dinner, and large for the platter.
Then, eyeball where you want the largest plate to rest on the wall...I think a little above eye-level is perfect. The smaller plates will fill in the spaces above and below the "focal plate".
Finally, measure, mark with a pencil and add the nail. Your plates are then ready for hanging!