Wall Decorating Tip By Sheila Schmitz: The Secret to Hanging a Plate Collection
By: Sheila Schmitz Published February 2, 2011
Hanging a group of plates is pretty easy if you have the right tools and a helper. When you do it yourself, getting the spacing right can become a finger-whacking, wall-scarring spackle fest. It does not have to be this way. Read on for the secret to creating the perfect arrangement — of plates or any other wall art — from Mandi Smith T, co-owner of Interior Staging Services in Birmingham, AL.
“These plates were my Mom’s first china pattern when she and my Dad were married 46 years ago,” Mandi says. When their house was struck by lighting and burned, the plates were no longer usable (up close they are cracked throughout and stained in spots), so she made art out of them. After attaching each plate to a regular spring-loaded plate hanger, “I hung this series by myself on a Sunday afternoon.”… Read Full Article