I am loving how this wall turned out. It was quite the process, but I am so glad it's finally done. It was much harder than I had anticipated coming up with an asymmetrical arrangement for my plates. The Nester talked about hanging plates freestyle last week, and of course hers looked amazing and effortless. I spent the last couple weeks playing around with different arrangements and finally stumbled upon one I loved. I wanted it to have that organic, free flowing look. Ummmm...not so easy for a girl who craves symmetry. I had a general idea of where I wanted them to be and how I wanted them to look, but I was getting really frustrated with the process. So I just started hanging them without thinking too much. Apparently, this is the way to go when hanging plates "freestyle". I absolutely LOVE it!
I think my knockoff of this PB version is pretty kick butt!
I found the black and white damask and zebra plates at TJ Maxx, 4 to a box for $6.99. I think that was the turning point of this project. These amazing plates were exactly what I didn't even know I was looking for. The zebra ties in with my zebra rug and the damask compliments my drapery panels. I had a few leftover, so I hung them above the bathroom light fixture.
I am soooooo close to finishing this room I can taste it. I still need a bathroom mirror and to finish my desk area and shelving, but I can actually see an end in sight. Thank goodness! Have you ever started a project or room redo thinking it would be easy and it turns out to be the never ending story??? Apparently, I have a problem with biting off more than I can chew. Will I ever learn?