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I have been looking forward to this “Thrift Store Silver Platter Wall” post for weeks.
It’s finally here, but unfortunately
I feel like crap I’m fighting a bad cold or flu, or something.
Lets just say I’ve been in my flannel PJ’s all week, and my bedside table is one big tissue bouquet.
Luckily, Advil helps and I can still write with out spreading this to you.
So here we go…what do you think?
Tell me the truth now…
To be totally honest. I’m infatuated with it.
Silver is one of, if not, my most favorite element to decorate with.
The “Thrift Store Silver Platter Wall” is right outside our bedroom, so I walk by it probably 20 times a day.
It never seems to get old. In fact, I think it’s getting prettier.
Check out this view from our kitchen…
If you look closely, you may notice some surprises in the mix.
Can you find them?
There’s one that will make you laugh.
While your searching…I’ll explain how I managed to get this done.
The first thing you need to do, is figure out what wall you are going to use.
Then have an idea of how many silver platters will fit.
No need to measure, just estimate.
Then head to your favorite thrift store, and load up on silver trays, bowls, candy dishes, etc.
You’ll be surprised at what you will find for great prices.
Be sure not to over look unique colored “patina” or odd shaped pieces. Those will add character.
Some of the trays are actual silver and some are “plastic” silver.
They ranged from $1.99 – $7.99.
Last year, I came across this silver serving tray for $1.75.
It makes a beautiful jewelry display on our dresser.
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So, now to get the silver on the wall…
I will warn you ahead of time.
I didn’t measure the distance between each platter or use a guide
I don’t have the patience for that.
I did however, measure the length and width of the area I plan to cover.
Then, I measured that area out on the floor.
Then, I placed everything on the floor and move it around about 500 times until I was happy.
I wouldn’t spend too much time doing this because it ends up different on the wall anyway.
If anything, please learn this from this post…
YOU CAN MAKE A GALLERY/PLATE/PLATTER WALL WITHOUT MEASURING.
GO WITH YOUR GUT, AND YOUR EYES.
DON’T BE AFRAID.
IT’S JUST A WALL.
I used these strips to hang all of the silver platters. They work perfectly every time.
I started in the middle, and work my way out watching the distance between each piece.
I went very slowly and only added a few every couple days.
If you follow me on Instagram, you got a “Behind the scene” look before anyone else.
I ended up going back to the thrift store to get “fillers”.
I even found a few “fillers” around the house like the hand mirror and the vintage spoons.
Did you spot the funny one yet?
Try looking in the upper right corner.
Why yes…it’s a Ball jar lid.
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