You asked how I hung these plates on the way, and FINALLY I am revealing how I hang plates.
Remember those old wire plate hangers that we used to use? I would take them off of plates, and put them in the cabinet, and they would become a jumbled mess. I really prefer not seeing the hangers. You can use a disk hanger, but they are expensive, especially if you are doing a wall of plates.
So how did I do it? Here’s my plate hanging secret. First I bought some Gorilla glue, but you can use whatever kind of glue you want. It needs to be strong sturdy glue. I also bought electrical tape and D rings. D rings come in different sizes and you can get the size you want.
For the first plate, I glued the D ring in place, but as the glue dried it seems to expand and moved the D ring away from the plate. So for the second plate, after I glued the D ring in place, I used some electrical tape to hold it in place. DO NOT use just the tape without using glue. The tape is just there to hold the ring in place while the glue dries.
Check the plate several times while it dries, because as the glue dries it can immobilize the ring so that it won’t swing out any more. Keep moving it to be sure it does not glue in place. I let it dry overnight. You can see the dried glue in the photo below.
I think you could use masking tape, since it is just needed during the drying process. The other thing I want to tell you is that this is fairly permanent, so make sure that is going to work for you. I think even with the D ring on the back, you could still use the plates later for eating if you like. I did remove the glue and ring from a few plates using a knife, but I can’t guarantee it will come off.
So of course as with any advice I offer here, I am simply sharing my experiences, and cannot guarantee you will achieve the same results. Use this technique at your own risk.
Also I want to remind you that I have a book signing on Saturday at
Heights Antiques on Yale
Saturday, September 5, 2015
10:00 am to 6:00 pm
2110 Yale Street
And here are a few favorite new things I’ve added to my shop. The Cow and bull medallion set are so full of farmhouse style.
I am also really excited about these floral medallions that look like architectural fragments.
And don’t forget my book!! Here I am at Barnes and Noble checking to be sure they had my book in stock and Country French magazine. Don’t worry; I moved my book down so people could see it more easily. That’s me, just helping the staff!