Redecorating our dining room has been on my list for quite some time, and I am so glad we finally tackled it! After painting it 3 different colors, (thank goodness it’s a relatively small room!) we finally settled on “Peach Kiss” by Valspar. I wanted to lighten & brighten the room up, so we completely removed the old blinds from both windows, and hung floor-length cream curtains with a waffle texture. The sunlight pours right in through the curtains which is exactly what I wanted! With loads of light & happy wall accents, I could sit at the dining room table all day! In addition to sharing our wall decor, I will also outline how I hung our plate gallery wall! I did lots of research on the best, safest way to hang plates and it worked out beautifully!
Plate Gallery Wall DIY
What You’ll Need: Plates in various sizes, Disc Plate Hangers (these come in sizes based on the plate size/weight), nails & hammer.
Step 1: Thoroughly wash and dry all of the plates. Even if they are new, they must be washed with soap and dried completely.
Step 2: Flip all plates upside-down and be sure to have disc hangers selected that support to the size/weight of the plates you will be hanging. Flip all the disc hangers over as well, and with 2 fingers, apply water to the back of each one. Using your fingers, massage the water into the discs to activate the paste and spread it around. Let stand for 4-5 mins, and repeat.
Step 3: Apply the discs to the back of the plate completely flat. Start and one end and press the disc on working your way across it to be sure to get out any air bubbles. Once applied thoroughly to each plate, let plates sit and dry overnight.
Step 4: (the next morning) Assess the discs and be sure they adhere all the way around. One of mine was lifting on the edge; I applied a little super glue under it & it worked like a charm!
Step 5: Once they have all been successfully attached, its time to figure out the pattern in which you want to hang them! I usually lay gallery walls out a table and play around with them until I get a layout I like. Take a photo of the final layout on your phone to reference when hanging! When you’re ready to hang, I always hang the most-centered plate first and work outwards. I find this works best when it comes to spacing & ensures that your gallery is centered on the wall!
Check out my reel on Instagram showing how I made mine!
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