Dining Room Wall Decor – Silver Platters & Painted Mirror

I’m not sure why, but I am drawn to silver & china platters. I love them, period. I have a couple stacks of both, and initially I wanted to hang the china platters on the dining room wall. This was my plan all the way up to the point where I actually hung them. The thought of them crashing to the floor put a kink in my idea. My back-up plan was to use the silver platters, and I love how it turned out.

I can’t remember where I read it, but supposedly silicone caulk is supposed to be good for securing hangers to the back of platters. Well, that didn’t work out, it just wouldn’t dry (over night even!); so I broke out my ol’ faithful glue gun. The glue gun worked, and so far nothing has come crashing down.Yeah, it’s not pretty….just don’t look at the back!

Hanging silver platters on the dining room wall - the glue gun comes to the rescue again

Hanging silver platters on the dining room wall – the glue gun comes to the rescue again

Side Note: In the mirror reflection above you can see the console turned kitty box hider – We did some adjustments to it after our movers broke it. I’ll be showing that one again soon.

Mirror adding a pop of color

Mirror adding a pop of color – Where’d the Bulldog go? He doesn’t move that fast.

Along with the platters, I painted a thrift store mirror, apple green. Initially I tried to antique the mirror: I used Citrustrip, bleach, and the protective coating on the back of this mirror would not budge. You hear it all the time, but mirrors really do open up a room. And I’m loving the pop of color.

Dining Room Mirror and Platters - Thrift Store Decor

Dining Room Mirror and Platters – Thrift Store Decor

Dining Room Decor - Platters and Curio

Dining Room Decor – Platters and Curio

I’m thinking about painting the curio….what do you think? Maybe white, with a contrasting interior color.

Thrift store  & estate sale dining room wall decor - the overall makeover is making some progress

Thrift store & estate sale dining room wall decor – the overall makeover is making some progress

I’m making some progress on our dining room, and happy with the results. Next up on the agenda is the solo dining room chair I’ve found so far, and the table.

14 thoughts on “Dining Room Wall Decor – Silver Platters & Painted Mirror

    • Atomic Hostess says:

      Emmy…What about painting just the inside? OR using some wallpaper, or shelf paper for contrasting shelves? I love it “as is” too, which is exactly why I threw it out there. I hope you are well, and can’t wait to catch up on all your ventures! xxoo

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