Here’s the dining room wall before hanging all the plates. Yep. A blank wall with an electrical outlet smack dab in the middle (from years ago for a lighted china cabinet). Boring, I know.
And the after shot, much better, don’t you think? :)
I also created a design for “Time to Eat” on my Silhouette to apply to one of the white plates that I found. This fits perfectly as that’s what I holler when dinner is ready!
You can find the template for that here. The fonts I used for this are Bell MT (Time to) and Zapfino (EAT). I apologize but I can’t seem to get the Bell MT to export from my files, but I did find it here.
I don’t really care for those ugly plate hangers that you can buy, I wanted the plates to appear suspended on the wall. I chose to use DISChangers. They are pretty dang cool. They are self adhesive and you can’t see them as they are hidden behind the plate.
They are really easy to use. They come in different sizes, each one holding up to a certain weight and/or diameter of plate. First you wet the back of the disc. Just dip your finger in a cup of water then rub your finger around the back of the disc until the glue becomes tacky. Don’t use too much water or you’ll actually wash the glue off. Trust me on this. I wasted one by dipping a pastry brush in water and getting it too wet. A single finger dip is all you really need. :)
Press the disc onto the back of the plate. You will of course want to make sure that you line it up with any design on the front of your plate so that when it hangs, it hangs straight. At this point, you will want to allow the discs to set for 24 hours.
Then you just hang them up! I’m happy with how the wall turned out. The sign at the top was a gift from a friend a few years ago. I didn’t originally intent to hang that there, but there was a big honkin’ screw stinking out of the wall and that sign covered it up. It’s nice having something on the wall now, no more eating dinner with blank walls! :)