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So I’ve told you I’m reviving this townhouse…making this sucker mine. Not caring if it doesn’t actually have my name on the mortgage or not…its mine. I have painted nearly every square inch on the lower level AND upper level, most recently finishing the upper level in Ashwood by Benjamin Moore. Dying over this color. Its beautiful. I’ll definitely be using it in future homes. SO much better than the flat pukey peach that was there before….
Painting is a pain, yes…but then when you’re done you have this fresh new slate. And I never hang things right back where they were…always switch it around. I had Jarrod hang an old ladder above the table and it looked way better in my head, so I took it down. (good thing he loves me.)
Then I thought I’d try my hand at a plate wall.
We search Walmart one night for plate hangers and search forever (they’re in the hardware section, by the way.) I bought packages of three for about 3.50 each. I also had a few from Pier1 that were about $2 each but worked way better.
Before Storytime a couple weeks ago, I told the kids we had 10 minutes to look in Goodwill for white plates and that was IT! Just like magic, a stack of beautiful, thick white plates were waiting for me…50 cents a pop. Yes.
At home, I laid out all my plate just like I liked them.
Then I recruited the 4 girls playing in my garage to cut out paper circles to match the plate sizes. And stuck them on the wall to match my shape on the floor.
I nailed right through the paper, not wanting it to move at all.
And then I hung them up. Just like that. Simple and lovely. I love the tone on tone. It’s my favorite plate wall in the house. (and only, but who cares.)
We also switched out the light fixture and put the dining room one in the kitchen, replacing the horrid florescent light box that gave me heart palpitations. The light fixture was $30 from IKEA. Love that place.
Jarrod tried to convince me that the reason we couldn’t find the plate hangers at Walmart was because all the Grandmas had bought them. Obviously he isn’t on pinterest. I must have a thing for Granny-style because I now have a plate wall paired with a table runner of old Granny hankies. Gotta love Granny-style.