A couple of weeks ago while I was out and about, I made a couple of unplanned stops at garage sales. All but one were pretty much a bust, but that one turned out to be one of the better garage sales I’d been to in some time. For under $10, I got 2 games, 4 pairs of jeans and another pair of pants (in my size, petite length, and in new or like-new condition), and a set of 4 plates.
The plates were new in the box, and match the reverse side of my duvet cover almost exactly. Clearly, they were meant to be hung in my bedroom.
Using paper plates, I played with the layout.
Ultimately, I chose the arrangement below, because I hope to have the headboard made before winter, and that will fill up the middle space.
Of course, seldom is anything as easy as it seems it should be. First, I tried to hang the plates with Command strips like I did in the family room. But the inset on the back of the plate (what is that thing called?) was too deep for the strips to make contact with the wall.
So, I made a second trip to Walmart and got the regular old brass plate hangers. First, because I didn’t like the brass, I had to give the parts that showed a shot of white spray paint. Then once I put them on the plates, they were so tight-fitting that it was impossible to hang the hook part on the nail.
Using floral wire, I created a loop that would hook over the nail.
And finally, here they are on the wall. Since they are all the same pattern, I rotated each plate about a quarter turn to change it up just a little bit.
Another little step in the bedroom makeover, done!