It was just time for change 🙄 . That’s the only reason I have for why I felt the need to take down the original “Thrift Store Silver Platter Wall“. I just simply grew tired of looking at the same design day after day, night after night. Especially such a “busy” one. Often, I would find myself fantasizing (sometimes stopping right in the middle of the room) about what I could hang in our foyer instead of the popular silver platter wall. When I first took the old wall down, I felt fresh, clean, and I tried a few ideas, but nothing compared. What I finally figured out is that I missed it. I missed the “Silver Platter Wall”.
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So, I decided to start over. A fresh new fun design was just what I needed for the new year. Our dark navy rug became my canvas and I played musical platters on the rug for about an hour. I wish I could explain how this process happens, but I’m actually not quite sure. I remember thinking that mirror should definitely be in the middle because it’s a mirror, not a platter. That was the first step (see how I hang the platters below).
I also knew I wanted to leave out several of the previous pieces, and I didn’t want it to be so “busy”. After the mirror was up, I added the 2 on top, and the 2 on the bottom. Then I added the 2 to the left and right side of the mirror almost to make it look like a cross.
finished my Mom juice dug a little deeper into the pile of left over platters I realized I had 4 similar longer sized platters that I thought might look cool on a diagonal “shooting out” from the middle mirror. This gave it a “star” theme, or as my daughter called it…a “snowflake effect”. She is so brilliant, I would have never thought of that. So yah, let’s just go with “snowflake effect”.
Just incase you forgot what the old silver platter wall looked like…here it is. We had to say bye bye to the black console. It had several problems with the doors not working and to be honest, I missed my beautiful curvy console table.
NOTE: If you look at the entire design above as a whole, you can see the shape is a vertical rectangle. This updated look below is more of a circle.
Once I got the snowflake theme in my head, I added the 2 hearts, the square on a diagonal, and the shell (behind lamp shade). Those helped elongate those rows just like you see on a snowflake.
Try not to laugh when you spot me in the mirror 😯 .
Lastly, I wanted that middle horizontal row with the mirror to extend just like I made the other rows extend. I ended up finding the cutest little silver platters I have ever seen. It was pure luck and I couldn’t believe I found them at the thrift store no less. They almost resemble coasters, but they are too small, so I don’t even know what they are, but they worked perfectly.
Maybe this diagram below will help if you are planning to try this. I was sure to focus on each row individually and tilting your head helps to see the “row”. That made it easier to know where to place the platters. I didn’t use any measuring tool. I just spaced them all the same distance apart (roughly 2 inches). Do it on the floor first.
So, what do you think? Do you want to try it?
Stay tuned for February…I’m working on some very large projects. I’m in the middle of painting our built-in shelves in the living room and it is a shocker because they were dark brown like our moldings. I also have tons of colorful decorating accents to share and a fun giveaway on Valentine’s Day!
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