Monday, September 12, 2011

Small changes….


I recently decided to change the way I hang my ironstone plates and platters. For years I used those gold little wiry thingy's which worked just fine until one day I came across a blog that showed how to use v-hooks and epoxy on the back and I was instantly intrigued!!! I had to see for myself if this method really worked. So, off to the hardware store I went for my supplies. At first I only did a few plates to see if they would come crashing down in the middle of the night. After a few weeks I decided it was indeed safe and decided to do the rest of my ironstone collection. I don’t recommend this if you have really expensive plates since this is a permanent application. However my collection is compiled of garage sale finds mostly and none of them cost more than a few dollars with the exception of one platter.

Here is a before pic…if you look closely you can barely see the gold wire hangers.

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The after





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These are my oldest plates…..I have had them for many years. I started collecting ironstone long before it was ever popular. I love the way they are different colors…. and the more imperfections they have the more I love them!


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Please excuse our messy mudroom…..the blind on the door also broke and fell off this week. It’s been one of those weeks…….


Hope you are having a fabulous weekend!?!?!?!



ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Looks great Des! Hobby Lobby sells something similar I used and loved it too. You home is just stunning! Have a great week, Martina

Sheila said...

I too bought some of the adhesive hangers from Hobby Lobby but have yet to try them. I always enjoying seeing what you are doing in your home. So pretty! you always have a fern indoors, & how to you keep it from shedding everywhere? I have a huge one on my front porch that I would love to bring it, but they are always so messy.

It's a beautiful day in Indiana!

paintergal said...

Hey, now. You can't get away without sharing the directions for these hangers! :)
I do like the look without the gold wiry thingys showing.

Kelly said...

I've always loved your home and been reading your blog for YEARS! I love your new transformation to a lighter palette. I get so much inspiration from your blog. Those ironstone plates look great on your wall.