I've always had a love/hate relationship with my dining room walls -- I could never get them to look just right. They were either to plain or to crowded. It took about one year for me to find the idea of putting plates on the wall. Duh! A few weeks ago, I saw this post on a favorite blog of mine and I knew with a few trips to the thrift store I could pull this off. So I went to goodwill a few times and found the plates I liked. I didn't care so much about what color they were as long as they had a nice shape to them. Oh and of course, best of all this only cost me $20.
I gave the back of the plates a light spray first, then spray the front.
After the FLAT spray paint I used GLOSS paint. Got this paint from Home Depot for $1.50
*I didn't use gloss on the back of the plates*
I used really strong glue to bond the metal hangers to the plates.
I let the glue set for 24 hours before hanging the plates on the wall.
Looks pretty good in my opinion. What do you think?