Choose a color scheme: If you want to create a plate arrangement like mine, start with
your color scheme. Maybe you already have a vintage plate collection to use, but for me I just started my collection off of newer plates and ones I had in my stash. I decided on white, aqua blue, cobalt blue, and soft green.
Have fun choosing the colors that you want for your plate display, and make it personal to your taste.
Choose a good variety: If achieving an eclectic look like I did, just be sure to mix up all your shapes, patterns and colors that together make a cohesive piece of art on your wall. Nothing too matching, but complimentary to each other.
I stayed within a simple 3-4 color scheme so my plate arrangement didn't get too crazy, and I tried to choose the same values of colors. Nothing too bright as to stick out like a sore thumb.
Choose enough: I had more plates than I ended up using. I was happy to have enough plates to play around with, because as you see below I ended up editing and cutting down the amount of plates I used.
For more about how I created this plate wall, you can see the rest of the post here.. http://www.deniseinbloom.com/plate-arrangeme...
Commented on Feb 26, 2013
I like this look- now I'm on the hunt for odd plates that interest me. Thanks for sharing
So here goes my first post on Hometalk. I'm loving this site and hope that I can share valuable information to you followers cause I'm sure seeing some good info on here.
Maison Blanche has a new paint product out called "Le Craque" which is a crackle medium for their La Craie paints. Really? Le Craque? LOL. Yep and I have to say I was pleased with its performance. What I like about it is the one step process of simply brushing it on top of the chalk paint. It drys fairly quickly and then you simply add another coat of paint on top in a different color so that the cracks will show. This product delivers more of a fine delicate crackle.
For my project, I chose a table that would look great in a beach house or on a screen porch. All I had to do was sand it to a smooth finish and start my project. When I turned the table upside down I realized this little beauty was made in Hickory, North Carolina. I'm just crazy about finding furniture made in North Carolina that has the original label. Below you'll see the before and afters. I apologize for not having a picture of the first coat of paint with the crackle on top-camera battery dead, got sidetracked and forgot to snap.
After sanding, I painted the table all over with La Craie Confederate Gray, let completely dry, painted on a thin coat of Maison Blanche's Le Craque, let that completely dry, painted on a coat of La Craie's Creme De Menthe, let dry, stenciled with Chicory Spice, let dry and sanded back a little, wet distressed to let gray undercoat show through, then clear waxed. What do you think? Project took about 3.5 hours including drying time.
3.5 Hours Easy
Commented on Feb 25, 2013
always nice to have newcomers - nice table love the color
We have been working on a project for the last 13 years that involves the relocation of 64 historic buildings in the Ybor City National Historic Landmark District. Last week this one was
moved at night. Thought you might enjoy seeing some photos of it loaded and on the road. For some background on why the homes are being moved, see the entries under Tampa Interstate Study at http://preservationresource.com/projects/
Commented on Feb 01, 2013
I helped with the financial end of relocation. Our bank had temporary financing (like interim
loan-short term), after completion we refinanced to a permanent loan. Lots of inspections along the way. Lubbock had a highway that was widening, so it sold off the houses to make room. Was a interesting transaction. I loved watching the houses being moved and all the extra improvements. Glad to see this one posted.