One morning last week, I woke up and decided that something felt heavy. It wasn’t my down comforter or the fleece plants that I insist on wearing to bed even when it’s 100 degrees outside. Actually, it was the plate display above my head.
I love this display, but all of a sudden it was just too heavy feeling for this time of year. Does that ever happen to you? You look at something that you’ve always loved and then just suddenly decide that it needed to go? I do that kind of thing all the time. Please tell me that I’m not alone.
Anyway, I plopped Zack on my bed, turned on Little Einsteins on the Disney Channel, and while still in my PJ’s, got to work on rearranging my plate display. I stepped off the bed 30 minutes later and was happy with the result. And hey, look! My photography has gotten better, too!
I had all of these plates elsewhere around my house, and I just decided that a display of classic white and off-white plates would bring a crisp and cool feel to the hot Texas summer days.
A plate display like this is so easy! White plates are readily available at yard sales, thrift stores, dollar stores, and even grocery stores. Most of mine were purchased on clearance at Ross for about 50 cents each.
When possible, I like to buy at least two of the same pattern so that I can make a cohesive display.
And while we’re at it, I’ve had a lot of requests (especially following my guest post at the Nesting Place) to see my DIY toile headboard. Well, here it is!
I agree with you! Love the slight change! I'm also a Texas girl, btw!!
Lindsay, I love your plate display and the headboard. Can’t wait until you show us how to build that. I’ve been meaning to investigate your blog. Kim (daughter) has told me about it. thxs.
Amanda @ Serenity Now says
I really like that arrangement! 🙂 I'm going to have to be on the lookout for some plates now. 🙂
How do you hang the plates? I love love love your bedroom!!!
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Jenny@ L.O.T.s of Love says
It looks great! At first I was afraid you painted all those lovely plates. I just had a friend help me with a plate display and LOVE it. I just need a few more to complete it!
I love it! I have plates above my bed as well! My sister insists on sleeping in fleece pants with several layers of blankets on top of her year round. She likes the weight of it all. I think it's crazy in the middle of the summer!
You sleep in fleece pants in the summer, in TEXAS?! Crazy lady! 🙂
Your plate arrangement looks great. Very summery. I'm all about the turquoise these days. Did you see my new blog design?
Jen - Balancing Beauty and Bedlam says
Yea – isn't it so fun to change things up for summer. My winter bedding is coming off today, and I'm replacing it with my soft yellow coverlet. 🙂
It's gorgeous. And what a difference the plates make.
I love your color combinations!
the BLAH BLAH BLAHger says
You are HILARIOUS. And yes, your photo skills HAVE gotten much better. Go you. PS – love the lighter colored plates, too. ; )
Just the perfect change up for hot weather. Looks great. Oh and the dinosaur lamp below is fantastic. What a great vision!
Tricia Hicks says
Lindsay, look at my new laundry room valance! How do you hang the plates?
Fleece plants? That's what Eve wore in the garden during the winter, right? 🙂
I love all the pillows on your bed.
Lou Cinda says
I love this~ and the blue one in the middle gives it just that perfect "pop"!
I too, change things around…ALL the time!
I love your blog and you continually inspire me!
Lou Cinda 🙂
ummm pretty…but living in earth quake and tremor country I would not put something like that on the wall over my bed……………………please urge readers to consider that and to be very careful!!
Such a pretty bedroom! I love the combination of black, white, slate blue & red.
Oh, yeah. Much, much better for summer. It's looks very fresh and clean now. Great job.
Very pretty! I want to do the same in my family room to help brighten it up as well! 🙂
I do the SAME thing! Love something, and then feel the need to rearrange after a while. My colors are almost identical to yours – tan, white, black and red, and often I feel the need to insert more of the white to lighten things up. I think you succeeded and it looks great!
Love the headboard too, and can't wait for the tutorial!
Jennifer DeDonato says
looks really great…it's amazing how that brightens things up.
Simply Susan says
I really like the new plate display. You are right, so much lighter and brighter.
Living With Lindsay says
I've had a few comments on how to hang plates. It's super easy!
You can buy plate hangers at the home improvement stores. They are a few bucks each and have little springs on them so they expand to fit different sized plates. They are so easy to put up and can be taken off the plates without damaging them. Here's what I use: http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10051&langId;=-1&catalogId;=10053&productId;=100017472
I love it! A perfect way to lighten things up for summer without spending any money.
M.L. @ The House of Whimsy says
I came over from the Nester's lamp party. All your lamp makeover's are incredible! And I love the slight changes you made here in the bedroom. Beautiful!!
I'm sort of new to all of this, and maybe you've already written about it, but how can I mount plates to the wall? I'm sure it's easy peasy, but could someone let me in on the secret?? I'd love to play! 🙂
Omigod. What. An. Idiot. Well, thanks for answering my question! Apparently I need to pay closer attention to previous comments. So sorry! I'm really not usually this much of a 'tard. 🙁 Loves!!
Living With Lindsay says
No big deal, girl! 😉 Glad you saw it. I was just trying to find your email addy to send you the info!
Angry Julie Monday says
Much lighter! The photography has gotten better and it's fabulous!!
Love the plates! And of course, your headboard. I'm anxiously awaiting the tutorial for that. Or perhaps, as a fellow Texan, I can coax you to come do mine for me!;)
Farmgirl Paints says
Just stumbled onto your blog and love it. I really love your bed. Did you make your headboard yourself?? I'm wanting to make one for a spare bedroom and am always looking for inspiration. Have a great weekend.
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Love your plate display and headboard! Hope you do a tutorial on the headboard soon, as I would love to do a similar one. What color is the paint on your bedroom wall? It looks really good with the toile.
Hey Lindsay, it's Kristin, Leigh's old roommate from college. Just stumbled across your blog. It's great. Love the plate display and your headboard is gorgeous!
I just lightened up last week – by putting half my stuff away. It felt good for summer.
Dreams of Perfection says
This is exactly what I had wanted to do over my fireplace but my mind wouldn't let me put it together. Thanx so much. The colors are even dead on for what I want to do.
I was debating whether to put up glass art or canvas art above my bed. I ended up getting a piece from http://www.gallerywallart.com and I’m really happy with the way it looks. This is neat too…never thought of this idea.