The wall above the breakfast nook's been looking a little bare...
I kept thinking I wanted to hang plates there, just not sure what kind. Then, after seeing many of you monogram your own plates, I thought I'd do something similar. So, I found these beautiful white plates on clearance at Target.
I had paint brushes, but went to Hobby Lobby and bought some black Acrylic paint and 4" stencils.
I cut around the letters I wanted and taped them down.
J walked in while I was painting the first one, and asked if the paint would bleed underneath the stencil. Of course not silly, I replied ... then ate my words when I removed the stencil. Oops!
Guess I'll have to figure out a different way to do that. Although, after all the plates were dry, I used a small pair of sharp scissors to scrape off the paint I didn't want. Cleaned it up quite nicely, I think!
I'd also bought these plate hangers to glue to the back of each plate...
But, once I was ready to hang, I realized the backs of my plates aren't flat:
I may go ahead and try it anyway. Otherwise, I'll have to think of a Plan B. So, for now, they're resting on the kitchen island. Super simple, and super cute! :)
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