Silver Platters Brighten a Wall

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.

 

Silver Trays as art

 

Silver Platter- Art

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.

 

Silver Platter Art- The 2 Seasons

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!!

 Silver Platters- The 2 Seasons

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.

 

Silver Platter Art

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.

 Silver Platter Art- The 2 Seaons

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.

Cheers!

 

Linking to Savvy Southern Style Wow us Wednesday and Between Naps on the Porch

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Comments

  1. That looks great! You picked the perfect place for the trays.

  2. LOVE the look!! I love using those velcro strips saves the walls from becoming swiss cheese;)

  3. Such a fun wall! Love the platters! Found you via Kim at Savvy Southern! Hope you come over and say hello…glad to have found you! Happy Wednesday! -Kennesha, Restoration House Interiors

  4. Oh I think the silver platters make great art. Love this idea. Don’t forget you can still link up to my Inspire Me Tuesday party at http://www.astrollthrulife.net. Hugs, Marty

  5. Hi,
    What a great idea!

    TY for sharing and I think I will dig my attic to look after all the old silver plates/platters.

    Have a great weekend.
    /CC girl

  6. Nancy Block says:

    Be careful, I hung up something with Velcro and it took the paint off my walls.

    • Nancy,

      Thanks for the information. I am hoping since they are command velco strips they won’t pull off the paint. I have extra paint around if needed but hopefully I won’t. Fingers crossed.

      Cheers!