Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The Breakfast Room: Plate Wall

The Breakfast room is the room that is first seen when you come into our home, but amidst the master bedroom overhaul and getting ready for the baby, it has been forgotten. I have been collecting plates for a while to hang above the table. Here is what I've gotten so far:

 

All of the plates accept one are from the Anthropologie clearance section at one time or another (I paid $3.95 a piece; full price they range from $12-$28)

I tried out the Disc plate hangers (Hobby Lobby for $1.99) to secure them to the wall. They are so awesome!
There are still plenty of things I would love to do in this room, but I'd say we've come a long way:

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27 comments:

Abby said...

This is beautiful, Caroline! What a great idea.

-Kasey said...

Looks great and very eclectic! :)

Ashly@Moon Walk said...

The plates change the dynamic of the whole room. What a great improvement!

Caroline said...

Gorgeous! I wish I had your patience and knack for collecting things! I think homes look so much more lived in when it's clear that everything wasn't bought and displayed at once. I can't wait to have a breakfast nook someday :)

Tanya @ Dans le Townhouse said...

Love it! So cheery and colourful. I love the hangers too - I haven't seen that kind before, only the kind that kinda wraps around and grips the plate.

Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creek said...

Gorgeous! The siding on the wall gives it so much character!

Amy @ Flowery Fashion said...

CUTE! I love how 8 little plates can make such a statement!

Lynzie said...

I want your house.

Ronna said...

Love it! It looks so clean and fresh.

emily @ the happy home said...

i think it looks great! love all the plates that you found, and the white on white is just so bright and cheery

[ker-AND-uh] said...

That looks great Caroline! Love it!

Amanda said...

Cute! I like how simple it is!

Amanda said...

Cute! I like how simple it is!

Magpie Shinies said...

I love your plate wall! This is one of my favorite things to do, too, but yours just changed the entire room!

Clandestine Road said...

Your energy level and motivation are quite impressive.

Mary Nevin said...

looks divine :)

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

What a great transformation.I agree it is so cheery looking.I really like the paint color you choose.

Kara said...

Super cute!! I love it! Oh man, I bet you're getting so excited for baby #2! Looks like you've got EVERYTHING under control...I'm still a mess! :-) Great job!

Fiona said...

looks great Caroline. love your table (saw it ages ago on your blog but still lovin' it!)
cheers Fiona
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Allison@Quaint Oaks said...

This looks incredible! Perfect idea for someone like me with teeny tiny walls. Thanks for sharing!

Amanda M. said...

This is SO gorgeous. I LOVE it. Thank you for leaving such a sweet comment on my blog!

Carole said...

i'd love to sit and have a cuppa in that sweet space!

Joi said...

First, the space looks GREAT! And, second, I love the disc hangers. They are so easy to work with!

michelle said...

The plates are beautiful and I love your nook! The walls are gorgeous!

Bromeliad said...

Looks so cheery and cute.

elizabeth said...

Love the plates! Good to know about the disc hangers. I'm always looking for easy ways to hang plates.

the cape on the corner said...

i starred this post so i could go back and tell you how great this looks! today i have time, lol! this looks so cheerful and bright!