I have wanted to do something with the wall over the opening between our kitchen and eating area for a long time. I tried to find artwork to hang, but the space isn’t very tall, so I had a hard time finding things that fit. I’ve seen people hang plates on their walls in magazines and blogs, but I wasn’t sure I trusted plate hangers.
When I told Adam I was going to hang plates on the wall in the kitchen, he was skeptical. He said hanging plates on the wall was for grandma’s. Then I had to prove him wrong!
Laura helped me picked out plates at West Elm, and I found plate hangers at our neighborhood Ace Hardware. They are super easy! At first I was worried I wouldn’t like seeing the metal hooks that hold the plates, but you don’t really notice them.
After I hung the plates I had Adam come in to look. When he saw them, he said “Wow! Those look a lot better than I thought they would.”
As long as we’re on the topic of hanging things in the kitchen, here are my other favorite things on the walls:
I originally bought this Claudia Pearson print to hang where the plates are. I love her illustrations and how the colors work so perfectly in our kitchen!
I couldn’t resist this corn painting! I had it before I put the paper on the cabinets, but doesn’t it look great next to it? The print is by JuneCraft. I found it at Domestica in Des Moines, but the artist is from Cedar Rapids, small world!