I love creative ways to have art in our house. When we toured the Parade of Homes this year in Syracuse, I saw something in a bathroom that I knew would be perfect in our home.
When we got this new to me piece of furniture in our foyer area, I knew it was time to spiff up the wall beside the dresser. Before, I had two small mirrors, but they were not working.
The wall space to the right there is long and narrow, and I wanted something classy to hang on it. I love the idea of plates, but Mr. Spring cannot get on board with plates on a wall. This even goes back to our dating days. He has never been a fan, and since we live in this house together, I decided I would pass on the plates. But maybe I could sneak in some silver platters!!
And here they are!!! This project was very reasonable. I was able to buy all these platters for less than $10 at a thrift store. Now, they did need some TLC, and I had to break out the silver polish to make them shine. I know that I will have to continue to polish these trays, but I do not mind.
To hang the trays, I used velcro strips, and they work like a charm. I went with one on most of the platters, but I attached two to the largest tray just to be on the safe side.one If I have a party and need a silver tray, they are easy enough to take off of the wall and use.
My mom stood back as I played around with positioning them on the wall. Again, they were easy to change around with the velcro strips. My goal is to fill the whole wall all the way to the floor. Since I bought all of the silver trays at the thrift store, I am checking them out to find more.
I hope you enjoyed my easy art that could work in multiple rooms in a house. They are like shiny jewelry for the room. Oh, and in case you are wondering, Mr. Spring likes the platters since they are not plates. I think that is a good compromise in the marriage department.