DIY Decor: Secondhand Spray Painted Plates

DIY Decor: Secondhand Spray Painted Plates

Kristen Lubbe
Nov 15, 2010

If you're looking for artwork, it may be right under your nose! Plates aren't just for the table anymore, hanging them as art is a fun, unique and resourceful way to make a custom wall arrangement. Whether you already own the plates or you're buying second hand — this method of decor is both responsible and resourceful —

Yankee Belle featured a simple DIY (photo 1, above) which is given a extra level of punch thanks to spray paint - this bright and bold arrangement was put together for a whopping $14, and the custom colors and arrangement fits perfectly into what might have been an overlooked spot between a door and cabinetry. If you are going to give it a try yourself, pay attention to size and shape of the plates — the most successful arrangements showcase a variation of form (as well as the color mix!).

And of course, If you don't want to paint — don't worry! We love the eclectic and worldly look of groups of plates of all different shapes, sizes and colors (as shown in photos 2-4). Because you're grouping them together as a collection, paying attention to common colors isn't relevant — that's the great thing about collections!

More info on the spray painted plate project: Yankee Belle

Images: 1. Yankee Belle, 2. I Dream of Letters, 3. Marimekko, 4. Jess Chamberlain, 5. House and Home

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