Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Decorating With Plastic Plates

Do ya'll remember these cutsie melamine plates I got at Target for 75% off? Well, I told you I had grand plans for them, and it only took me 34 days to hang them. I originally wanted to hang them in these two groupings, but I changed my mind. I know...that is SO unlike me.

Aren't they the most precious plastic plates you ever did see?

I decided to put the aqua polka dots on the shelf above my computer desk. This room is a deep chocolate brown and desperately needs all the color it can get. And this just happens to be my accent color. What a coincidence!



The other 5 plates I decided to hang on that weird soffit thing in my girls' room. Please excuse the poor quality of this picture. My camera is on it's last leg. I like them here for now, but I'm sure I'll get sick of this arrangement and move them to a new home sooner or later. That's just how I roll. I am in constant tweaker mode. I rearrange stuff ALL.THE.TIME. It's kinda like getting new stuff without the expense. Except, really...getting new stuff is way more fun! But this girl's on a budget and this method will have to do.

32 comments:

Kristina P. said...

I really wish I had purchased some of those plates.

Allidink said...

Love those plates! Cute!

All the best,
Allison

jenjen said...

Those are so cute. How I wish I had bought some!

XOOX
Jen

Faye said...

Amanda,love this!It looks great! Blessings, Faye

kathi said...

I've always loved the colors and prints in these plates. Never bought any because, well, you know... they're PLASTIC! I really like how you've used them to brighten up your spaces. I might have to reconsider plastic now!

Misty said...

Alright, so now I'm really wishing I had bought a few of those!

Mandi said...

I love it! Your girls' room is so adorable. I bet they just love their hot pink space!

Lee Laurie said...

Your plates look so pretty how you displayed them. The perfect 'pop' of color.

southerninspiration said...

So cute, Amanda!!!! What a nice pop of color they give!

Suzanne

Amanda said...

Supercute. Love the combo of the pink damask with the green with while polka dots. Adorable!

Christine said...

oh, totally cute!! I love the arrangement in the girls' room :)

The Brannon Family said...

Love it! You've given me so many great ideas, when I finally get around to actually DOING them, I'll post some pics. I do have one project that I'm working on...spray painting...something BIG. It's taking me longer than I wanted, but I think I'll finish it this weekend!

Lindsay said...

I like the way you roll. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the aqua dot plate!

Shannon said...

THose look so cute in her room! Also, I love the blue one in the office. That cute little clock is great too. :)

Tiffany said...

Those look stinkin' cute! Great job!

melissa said...

Who would ever know they are plastic?? Love them! Oh, and p.s. on the door~when I painted mine, I used a small foam roller so there would be no streaks, took the hardware off, taped off the glass, and just did the front, not the edges, if that makes sense. Then I didn't have to take it off the hinges. Good luck!!

Simply Stacey said...

I love the blue with the chocolate brown.

I am a rearranger too. Like you said it feels like you get something new when all you are doing is moving it!

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Very cute! :)

~ Sarah

Tricia Anne said...

Too Cute! I love the polka dot plate on your shelf!
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

What gorgeous hits of color! Did you use plate hangers to hang them?

Stephanie said...

Cute!

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Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Oh, I love it!!! I also like the little birdie in the picture with the aqua plate. I'd love to see what your desk area looks like. :) Cuteness!

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

Those ARE adorable. They are perfect in that room!!

Meghan said...

Love what you did with your plates.
Matter of fact I bought two of the pink ones to do the same thing! And got them at 75% off. :>)

Jodee Leader said...

Simply adorable!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

OOOHHH, now I'm wishin' I would've gotten one of those cute blue polka dot plates! Awesome job. Keep on rearranging, that's what I did today too!

southern queen bee said...

Oh girl I am so lovin those plates. They look great in your daughters room...

Nicole ~ said...

I like what you did with them, they are very pretty plates.

Nicole

kristal said...

love 'em! thanks for giving us all the freedom to decorate with plastic. it's a beautiful thing.

Tausha said...

I love it all! I am espescially loving the plastic!!! Can't ever go wrong with plastic.
I am also loving what you did on your door!
I would take if off it's hinges. I have painted a door on and off and it really is much easier off. It will make such a difference for so little money. You might be like me and think-why in the heck didn't I do this sooner?
Make sure you show us the finished product. PS-your clipboards are darling. I have about 5 all over and around-I love them.
One can never have enough, espescially when they are cutsified!!!

Michelle Bebe said...

splurge on a a good camera, you won't regret it!

you can get a deal on the new canon rebel slr at costco!

Cindy said...

OH MY GOODNESS! That is awesome! I'm sure I've missed the boat on those @ The Target!. But, may swing by and see what there is that might be similar! Great idea for a sorta bare soffit in my kitchen. Love it.

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