Lately I’ve wanted a little change in this front tiny living room so I layered and randomized my white plates {you can see the before photo at the bottom of the post because I like to keep you on your toes}.  It’s the first room you see when you walk in the door and I wanted the wall to have more personality.  But, I have an aversion to most wall art {have I told you that?} I normally only like mirrors and shutters and such.  I guess I have some rare disease  where paintings with much going on drive me crazy. Since we already have a gallery wall, and since I have a collection of odds and ends white dishes that I already had hanging,  I thought I’d just play around with the layout.  I really didn’t know where to start.

Weeks ago I was inspired by Christina’s random plate wall. And I only had my phone to take a photo but, it’s still worth seeing.  Even after looking at other people’s random plate walls, making my own and allowing it to feel organic was daunting.  So, I decided to give myself a challenge to use as many of the current nail holes as possible.  I’ve found that parameters like that usually bring out more creativity than just having a blank slate anyway.

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If you are in the mood, this is a super cheesy little slideshow showing the process. Watch out, it has music. I couldn’t get iMovies to work right to make my own slideshow and I’m at Blissdom and just spoke to a group of beautiful home bloggers and in this one post alone,  I’m pretty much breaking every suggestion I gave them.  But whatever, rules are meant to be broken.

And because I am writing this post backwards and inside out, I’ll end with the before photo and then immediately move into talking about how I feel about the top photo on this post, the after.  So far, I love the look of the random, layered plates, but, they easily get turned crooked with the closing of doors. And in case you are wondering, here’s how to hang plates on your wall.

Do you have plates hanging on your walls?