Tuesday, January 19, 2016

How to Decorate with Vintage Plates and Serving Trays

photo credit: thevelvetfantastic

photo credit: foundinithica

Throughout my vintage collecting years I have come across literally thousands of beautiful vintage plates. Most of those plates are missing their little tea cups and are sadly alone on those thrift store shelves. I have passed up so many beautiful pieces just for the fact that I had no where to display them. I also had trouble displaying my vintage trays. I also used this simple tutorial to hang those as well. Even though hanging plates on walls is not a new idea, I made my vintage plate wall a while back and wanted to share this easy DIY tutorial of how I did it.

Vintage plates  and trays can be found at almost all thrift stores, antique shops, yard sales and even Grandmother's house. This is a very affordable and easy way to decorate with vintage. It is sometimes called cottage decorating.

You may choose a theme such as blue willow plates.  Any shapes or sizes of plates can be used as long as they are not to thick; which equals heavy.  Vintage trays actually don't weigh very much and hang well with this a paper clip wall hook.

You may grow your plate wall from floor to ceiling if you like and I might end up filling my wall as well. I display my vintage serving trays in my kitchen and my vintage plates in my dining room.

If you own a simple glue gun, paper clips and have some plates or trays just waiting to be shown off then why not try this simple vintage plate/tray wall tutorial.

Things You Will Need For This Project:

  • Paper Clips
  • Glue Gun
  • Glue Sticks
  • Vintage Plates or Vintage Trays
  • Small Nails or Hanging Hooks.

Step One:

Open Your Paper Clips Like This

Step Two:

Heat the Glue Gun Up and Glue "Open" V Part of Paper Clip to back of Plate or tray.

Step Three:

Voila! Hang your vintage plates and trays! 

Thanks for Reading!
Happy Housewifing!

1 comment:

  1. nice article, using great equipment to measure the thickness of your paint will produce you with good information about your stuffs.