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