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Decorate My Home, Part 12: Decorate with Plates


I had a great idea to put plates on my wall……to finish off our bedroom.

So I bought three of them.

In a nice and sassy cherry red, to place right above the headboard.

While that project was stewing………I spray painted a picture frame cherry red, so that I could use my Bird Branch print from Fall Down Tree.

The print was intended for my craft room…
Well, or maybe the nursery…
But the red on the frame was an exact match with my plates. So I quickly decided that the print was going to hang out in my room for a while.

Sweet little Bird Branch.
Maybe I’ll share it with my craft room in a few months.
For now, I love that print.

If you want your own Bird Branch print, click here. Or visit the entire Fall Down Tree shop on my left sidebar, or click here.

(Thanks again Adam and Jill.)

As for the plates, I found some plate hangers at Pier One. They came in many sizes. But after I bought them and closely inspected them, I’m remembering that I have seen these same plate hangers at Hobby Lobby…..and I’m sure a variety of other places. (That center section is 2 springs, so it stretches and keeps the hooks snug around the plate.

The little hooks show just a bit from the front, but keeps that little beauty in place.

Have fun with those plates.
And whatever else you match them with.


Ashley Johnston
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Ashley Johnston

Owner at Make It & Love It
Ashley Johnston is a professional DIY costume maker, sewist, crafter, and owner of Make It & Love It. She is a mom of 5 and a wife to a very patient (with the craft clutter) husband. In case you’re wondering, she always chooses crafting/sewing/designing over mopping/dusting/wiping base boards……but bathrooms/laundry/full bellies are always attended to. Whew!
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  1. Emily says:

    Thanks for the pillow tutorials. I've put them to use!

  2. Allison @ Allie Browns Layouts says:

    I'm so happy to see that you put plates on your wall! So do I but it seems no one else does and I've been wondering if it was an outdated design idea. But now I feel much better because you did it, and it looks awesome!

  3. Emily says:

    Hey Ashley- Just wondering what red spray paint you used on the frame? I am looking for that shiny bright red to paint frames too and your's is perfect!Thank you!! My address is

  4. The Terry's says:

    Beautiful! I love Amy Butler! Her fabrics are my therapy!

  5. kodie says:

    i have been keeping tabs on your decorating since the move and am quite impressed! i have 2 little ones too and can't seem to get anything done! love the white on the bed…you must not have black dogs! i am forever doomed to a life of dark fabrics on all surfaces that can be lazed on. i think the room looks fab and i'm keeping all these ideas you keep on coming up with in my "future room decor when i finally move" file. thanks!

  6. MsBabyPlan says:

    I just love your blog. Although I never used a sewing machine in my life, I was thinking about buying one this summer and start making my own little stuff. And hopefully this blog will inspire me to do so, because once I am a mother I would like to create outfits for my little ones ;). I like the top you did for your daughter.

    Please come and visit and share with me. xxxMsBabyPlan

  7. Rachelle says:

    I just gave you an award on my blog–you've probably received it a bazillion times–but you are one of the most creative people I know! :)
    Come check it out.

  8. Emily says:

    great idea! they really pop!

  9. Larissa says:

    They look great with your pillows.

  10. Sarah says:

    God's blessings,
    Sarah :D

  11. Amber says:

    I heart it…I hope those are some super snug hangers tho! i sure would hate for that to come crashing down on your lovely noggin while snoozin…if you got smooshed I would have to call ya Smashlee. love ya…cheers!

  12. Rebecca says:

    I love how plates look on the wall! I did something similar in my daughter's room ( I LOVE the red!

  13. Kelly Howard says:

    LOVE that red! And the print is a real keeper! Rosie over at 'Journey to Charm' posted with a splash of red in her kitchen! Red is delightful and charming, dontcha think?! I feel the need to spread some red now, lol!

  14. Craftify It! says:

    Love your bedroom colors & love the plates! Thanks for sharing how you hung the plates. I have seen some awesome plate hangers that don't show at all over at (one of their sponsors on the sidebar-I THINK it is but nice to know I have another option when I hang plates in my kitchen.


  15. Ed and Bel says:

    I bet that you could spray paint the hooks that are showing on the plate hangers and you would not be able to see them at all.

  16. Goings on at the Glenn's says:

    oh red….sigh. I just love that color. Looks great.

  17. Elder Family says:

    love the red, nice 'pop' of color! enjoy.

  18. Maria says:

    oooooh loving it… im a fan of the reds myself!

  19. Real Life Reslers says:

    I love it!

  20. Scrappy Gifts says:

    that looks fabulous with your bed decor!

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