No offense to your grandma with the title. You might actually check to see if she has any cute vintage plates you can use for this project. Haha, but for real…..mixing the vintage with the modern is totally in these days and I’m loving it! I have been wanting to do a decorative plate wall in my kitchen for probably over a year now and for the longest time, I just had 2 sad little plates hanging on random nails (leftover from the previous owners), waiting for their companions. I had gotten a few plates at thrift stores, but not as many as I needed to fill my space and I still had to figure out how I wanted to hang them. Then my friend, who has a DIY Home Decor blog called Loving Here, posted her finished plate wall in her kitchen. Doesn’t it look great? I was re-inspired! It’s much more elaborate than mine, but I had a little smaller space and wanted the plates to compliment my DIY Framed Chalk Board.
Of course we happen to have very similar (and awesomely refreshing) kitchen color schemes of teal blues, whites, greens and yellows. I fell in love with the way that all of her plates touched each other, something that I had not really considered before. So I went on the hunt to find my finishing plates and wall hangers. Most of my plates came from thrift stores and ranged in price from .49-1.50. But my (our) little secret is that I found my last 3 plates at Target for 2.49 each and they’re…..PLASTIC. Shhhhhh! Don’t tell! Or do tell, I don’t really care. I was just glad to find a few more plates with the pops of colors that I needed and I love the cute little sayings too.
I opted on the wire and spring plate holders from Michaels because I was afraid of a couple of the reviews on the sticky yellow plate hanging discs. I didn’t want to take the chance on my plates coming crashing down in the middle of the night or any other time. The discs definitely leave a cleaner look than my wire plate hangers, but I feel like I have more guaranteed security. I also like that I can switch plates out if I find ones that I like better later on. Loving Here does a great job of laying out the “how to” of this project from conception to completion, so without further ado, you can check out their tutorial HERE: DIY Modern Plate Wall in the Kitchen and give their page some love while you’re visiting! Now I’m curious, what are your kitchen colors? Do you like the vintage modern look?