Hanging Plates

The dogwood plates add a touch of ochre (kitchen color) and green (conservatory color to the adjoining dining room.
The dogwood plates add a touch of ochre (kitchen color) and green (conservatory color to the adjoining dining room.

Thanks for your opinions on hanging my dogwoods plates in the dining room.

Plates mocked-up on the window wall.
Plates mocked-up on the window wall.

The consensus was to hang the hand-painted plates on either side of the double dining room window.

I have a box of plate hangers
I have a box of plate hangers and hooks.

I have six plates and five identical plate hangers.   The odd hanger made measuring for placement a little challenging but it worked out.

I used a sharp matte knife to cut a tiny tepee in the wallpaper.
I used a sharp matte knife to cut a tiny tepee in the wallpaper.

Rather then put a nail (or six of them) in my newly hung wallpaper, I cut a small tepee and peeled back the paper.

Peel back the paper.
Peel back the paper.

If in the future if I decide to take the plates down I can cover the hole by gluing the wedge back over the hole.

The plates continue the line of the window frame.
The plates continue the line of the window frame.

I hung the top plates first almost even with window frame.

Plates in the dining room.
Plates in the dining room.

The bottom plates form a triangle.

The plates brighten up the denim-blue wallpaper.
The plates brighten up the denim-blue wallpaper.

The placement looks remarkably like the mock up but a little better I hope.

Plates in the dining room -- above the rail.
Plates in the dining room — above the rail.

It’s difficult to find artwork to hang above the high judge’s rail.

What small but exact project are you getting around to this week?

 

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

6 thoughts on “Hanging Plates”

    1. Thank you and yes. A friend came over on Saturday and thought the plates were “nice”. When she saw them against the blue wallpaper she said, “wow!” I tried not to be too particular about hanging them perfectly. Jo

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