Friday, March 30, 2012

China Plate Wall Displays: Cheap and Easy!

Bohemian Inspiration Home plates chair

Plate walls are simple to make and cost next to nothing - they are also no longer limited to kitchen or living room walls...

But I don't have any plates!
 Find them at yard sales, thrift shops, or online. 

I don't know where to start! 
To coordinate plates with your room, pick a color from your room's  decor - your rug or curtain fabric, and go from there. Or, you might want to contrast plates with your wall color. Check out this collection of wall displays and be inspired! 





These dainty rose floral plates are perfect for this shabby desk and chair



Quaint display




Love: Plates with words. via Bees Knees



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This dining room wall is covered with bright plates




Blue and white transferware from Nancy's Daily Dish



random plate wall with white plates
Keeping it simple 




This plate display was wrapped around the corner and to the next wall



Kitchen plate wall



Lovely spring mantle display via Martha Stewart




Plate wall display coordinated with surrounding furnishings completes the look




Mix whimsical plates with traditional plates for an eclectic, Bohemian look




These framed fruit plates have an elegant, uniform look - even with their variety of colors and patterns. 



Framed medallion china plates
Framed plates



This clever crafter spray painted thrift store plates to create a rainbow of color.





Plates displayed in a narrow space





These plates and trays, tightly displayed - are all tied together with a theme



colorful plate wall with overlapping plates
Another tight/overlapping display. via BHG



31a17cc306b7 {nesting} Plate Collage
Unique or unusual plates add interest



Plates in a line look organized and are different from the displays you commonly see



decorative plate wall with linear arrangement
Another example of a linear wall arrangement








Instead of plates, tureen lids are displayed in this small bath




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This massive outdoor plate wall display makes a statement





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Contrast


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These multicolored plates work well with the brightly painted piano


Decoupage old photos to plates for a personalized display


plate wall with wording on plates
Decoupage words on plates. I am going to do this with some favorite poems and song lyrics.





Painted house numbers on an old platter


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Outdoor plate wall


How to hang plates:
Check out my YouTube video for easy instructions!










What do you think? 
Are you going to dish it out?





I hope you have a great week 
 Laura


My broken china jewelry is always available for purchase 
at https://www.etsy.com/shop/dishfunctionldesigns


15 comments:

  1. I can't decide which display I like the most. Great post!

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  2. So enjoying your blog!!! It's a wealth of inspiration!

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  3. Love love LOVE!! I pinned a bunch of these. So many favs! Fab post!

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  4. WOW! What a collection of plates! My favorite photograph is the one with the white dishes on the bedroom wall!

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  5. Awesome! I'm pinning some of these right now!

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  6. Hoping to add a display for our baby's room! Now, I just have to narrow down and pick one. Great ideas.

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  7. what is E6000? is that a type of glue?

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  8. LOVE THIS HAVE A ALOT OF PLATES BEEN COLLECTING GREAT IDEAS !!!!

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  9. I love plates, it's sort of a problem... Thanks for the inspiration.I just got and idea for hanging plates on my fence!

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  10. Thanks so much for the hanging idea with the 6000 and paper clips. I have two boxes of collected plates and thought I would have to invest a large amount for hangers.....I have waited more than 3 years to hang my plates when I finished redoing my kitchen...I also truly love all of the wonderful ideas you have posted....thanks....

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  11. Does E6000 work for outdoor installations? Heat, cold, rain, snow?

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  12. I have lots of old silver trays as my mother and grandmother were cateress. I don't use them that much love the memories they hold. I love the idea of using them as wall art. I especially like the idea for the overlaid circle of trays. Going to do that really soon.

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  13. Beautiful and very unique collection of plate displays. Love love it !

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  14. Amazing collection of photos. So many great ideas. Thank you.

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