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Guest Bedroom ~Plates and Frames

I always struggle with the accessories part of decorating a room. I usually end up trying a few things before I settle (or just plain give up!)


Our basement guest bedroom is currently getting a makeover and I shared a painted desk here, a Pottery Barn look alike paned mirror here and some progress here. The wall between the walk in closet and the bedroom door will eventually have a small flat screen TV on a little bookcase but for now it it has a honky big tube TV sitting on the floor. Despite the TV mess below, I still wanted to decorate the wall and after several attempts I think this trio of frames might work.


The frames are looking very gold in today's challenging light, but the colour of the matching mirrors, above, is much closer to their true colour.


A few years ago I bought these three frames, and two larger matching frames that I had made into mirrors, on clearance at Michaels for $2 for the 10 x 13 size and $3 for the larger frames (they were originally marked $40 and $60 EACH!) The white plates were from Home Sense clearance and cost less than $2 each.


Crocheted lace edging was used to tie the plates to the frame. I still think something needs to be added above them. I have a chippy white iron scroll piece that I might try here. It is not a tall wall as there is duct work above.


I neglected to take a wider shot (maybe I was just subconsciously avoiding showing the TV and wires sitting on the floor and the unfinished painting of trim and doors) but do you think this is working?

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32 comments:

  1. I love the plates in the frames!! It looks so pretty. What a great price too!!

    Kathy

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  2. i love plates on a wall. My son in law, who grew up in New York City, doesn't get it. He thinks we southern gals are cuckoo to use plates on a wall!!!!

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  3. I really like the plates on the wall, as a matter of fact I have 3 large red ones on my kitchen wall. Simply a suggestion as they are pretty as is but a bit of vinyl, a word, a saying, a small image on each would really make them pop!

    So pretty!

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  4. Hi Elizabeth,
    This looks so beautiful and very elegant! Love the white and the gold together...and that there is three of them!
    All the Best,
    Christine

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  5. Well, I got a little bit jealous when I saw your first picture there in the little blogger window next to your post, so it must be good!

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  6. I love that idea of hanging plates inside a picture frame. I think it turned out great. I know you'll be happy when the room gets done. Now you see, if you lived closer to me, I'd love to come over and help you accessorize. That's my favorite thing to do! Ha!

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  7. That's a really cute idea! I love the plates and the frames too.

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  8. I think it looks great, I happen to like the look of plates inside of frames. The white plates are very pretty, as are the frames.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  9. I think you just sent me a note inviting me to break in the guest room right?

    Bliss

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  10. I think they look very pretty. I like that they are simple and understated yet make a beautiful statement using three of them together.

    Very nice...

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  11. I love your framed plates, Elizabeth ... they're perfect on your guest room wall!

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  12. I think it looks cool now - but the scroll piece will be the icing on the cake!

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  13. Hello Elizabeth I just found your Blog and have enjoyed scrolling through it. I live in southern Ontario and use the blue tinted Crown jars for lots of things. I have a shelving unit with 4 different sizes on it. I will be posting pictures on my Organized Chaos Blog soon. Love your Blog.
    Patricia

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  14. What a cute idea! I love the plates inside frames. Brilliant! You should link this idea up to our "It's a Cinch" party tomorrow. I need to pin this to my "It's a Cinch" board.

    blessings,
    karianne

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  15. I love your display, and what a great deal.

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  16. Wow, awesome find on those frames! They look great paired up with the pretty white plates. Just took a peak at the desk and guestroom progress...Looking good. I'm sure your guests will absolutely love it.

    Hugs and Kisses,
    ♥Ana

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  17. What a great idea....so attractive....love this!

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  18. I like it! The ornate frames with plain white plates really works!

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  19. What a darling wall grouping!This has a big WOW factor!
    Yvonne

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  20. Elizabeth,

    Thanks for linking the project up! I truly love it :)

    blessings,
    karianne

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  21. I love how this looks! What a great price for everything too! I can't wait to see the rest.

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  22. I love plates. I love frames. And now I love plates in frames ...

    Thanks so much for linking it up at our "It's a Cinch" party!

    :)

    Linda
    www.itallstartedwithpaint.com

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  23. I really love the way this looks! It's very beautiful and quite elegant! You did a great job. :-)

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  24. I really love the way this looks! It's very beautiful and quite elegant! You did a great job. :-)

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  25. This looks great Elizabeth!
    I am cracking up at Bliss's comment. That girl is a hoot!
    xox
    Alison

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  26. You did just fine- looks great!

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  27. I adore plate walls and love old frames. The two combined - perfection!

    Pinning!

    So glad you joined our Cinch party.
    Kelly

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  28. This is so awesome, it combines so many fun elements, plates, open frames...just awesome!! Thanks so much for linking up to our party!
    Karah

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  29. What a great idea! I love it!
    ♥Linsey

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  30. the purity and simplicity! yes yes yes!

    hope you'll visit soon--a great giveaway hapenning:

    http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2012/04/april-giveaway.html

    smiles.

    michele

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