White Plate Fetish

I have a white plate fetish...clean, timeless, and a perfect backdrop for pops of color...you just cannot go wrong. I painted the back of my hutch blue so that white plates could be beautifully showcased (just like you said Martha!). I have seen a handful of ladies taking old plates and making them into white masterpieces. You know I was all over this easy spray paint project...quick and inexpensive, I love creating non-artwork-wall-art! Here are the before pictures...these were all found at the thrift store...the cheaper the better! I tried looking for plates that had a little character so that they would stand out more...think curved edges or designs that pop off the plate.
After some quick spray paint coats, these babies were ready to rock an empty frame and bold mirror...
This blank wall went from drab to fab in just minutes...
I also added the remaining plates to some "filler" spots.
Empty spaces were quickly pulled together with a simple white plate.
Now if only I could eat off of them as well...!

And a last note...I was delighted to find I was featured on two very fabulous blogs...Today's Creative Blog and Tip Junkie (and I would like to mention the embarrassing TV cord has been finally put away!). Go check out these awesome ladies and see why I am grinning from ear to ear today! :)

36 comments:

  1. Congrats on being featured. That's awesome.

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  2. I am so thrilled that I found you on Tip Junkie. You have a great blog. Very informative with lots of great ideas!! Have a great week. Love the plates!
    Love & blessings from NC!

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  3. I LOVE the white plates. I might just have to do this soon!

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  4. I, too, have a white plate fetish!! I have yet to do that spray paint trick on plates, but I'm sure I'll attempt it eventually. Love what you've done.

    Congrats on being featured!! I'll head over and check it out!

    Have a fabulous Monday!

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  5. LOVE what you did Ashley! White plates are definitely timeless. I love that Eiffel Tower plate! And I caught site of that baby blue feather egg tree. Adorable!!

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  6. How very cute..I love those white pears....amazing what you did with the frames..love it.
    sandy toe

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  7. Congratulations on being featured on Tip Junkie and Today's Creative Blog - what a privilege!!!

    Love this project - I would have NEVER thought to paint plates white! I'm going to hit up my thrift store this week and try it out!

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  8. What a great idea. I'm with Sarah, I wouldn't have thought of painting plates white either. Okay, being the dork I am, did you have to use a certain type of spray paint? I almost hate to ask. HAHA I'm heading over to check out your feature on Tip Junkie and Today's Creative Blog. How cool are YOU!!
    Sandra

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  9. Ashley,
    I love your spring decor! I love the egg and feather tree! Did you make it yourself? It is gorgeous!

    Jennifer

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  10. Love the plates!

    Congrats on the awards!

    Smiles,
    Jen

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  11. Congrats on being featured!

    I dreamed last night that I painted a hutch blue and white, like the one you posted here. Maybe it's my subconscious telling me to make a bigger effort in redecorating!

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  12. Your self is darling. It's totally my style.

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  13. I've seen plates used in my decorating magazines, but they still seem so intimidating to me to use as decoration. I love your photos and it inspires me to try to find beautiful plates with designs I love and put them on my walls! Love it!

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  14. Came over from TCB - Awesome white plate project you did! Congrats!

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  15. I love that you spray painted those plates. I had considered that but wasn't sure if the paint would run. I am gonna have to try it. And congrats on the awards. You deserve them!

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  16. hey, congrats on TCB! that's GREAT!!!

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  17. Congrats on being featured! How fun!

    I love white plates and platters too! I have been dying to try this out so I will have to soon! (Spray painting them)

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  18. I love all your white plates. They really pop on your colored walls!

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  19. Congratulations on being featured twice. Wow.
    I was wondering what finish spray paint you used and if you finished them off with a top coat of some sort?
    Also, have you tried using platters or only basic plates? Thanks so much.

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  20. Wow I love your style! So cool, classy and chic! I love the look of your blog as well. And I LOVE the wall of plates. So beautiful!
    I jumped over here from Today's Creative Blog..just a first time visitor.
    I hope you are having a great day! ;P
    B

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  21. I may be painting me up some white plates!

    So are you decorated for St. Patrick's day or Easter or both?

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  22. WOW!! Fabulous transformation of these plates. This spot in your home is now a thing of perfect lovliness! : )

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  23. This is such a cute craft, I love it! I am also a fan of white plates - I have them all different sizes and shapes. There is just something so crisp and clean about them.

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  24. Congrats on being featured, that is fabulous!!! I love those white plates, so cool! Thanks for sharing it! It is great inspiration!

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  25. that is just lovely ashley! love what you did with a little spray paint and thrift store finds!

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  26. I have a white plate affection also. As much as I say I'm "all about color", I find myself picking the same white plate out of all the fiestaware and using the same white mug every morning. Your display is lovely.

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  27. Very cute, Ashley! I haven't painted any plates white yet, but I do collect them in white. Love the versatility of having a lot of mismatched white plate. They sure look pretty hanging on the wall!

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  28. Congratulations on being featured! Your decorating and crafting ideas should be shown everywhere :)

    The cake came out sooooooo well! It was nice and moist, and I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to make! I used a cake pan to shape the ice cream just like you did, and it made everything so simple!! And delicious!! Thanks again for the great idea.

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  29. Congrats on being featured-that is awesome!

    Your talents never cease to amaze me, Ashley.

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  30. Oh Ashley, I'm so incredibly excited for you!! TCB! Girl, you arrived. :) I'm so incredibly happy that you were featured. That's just so awesome. Your blog totally deserves it. You are always giving such a wealth of advice, projects, encouragement and sweetness. Congrats girl.

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  31. Congrats! That's fabulous you were featured!

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  32. You won an award. Come to my blog and check it out.

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  33. Congratulations on your award. I love those white plates. Great idea!

    Jen

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  34. Congratulations! BTW, where did you get the Paris plate? I LOVE IT!!!

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  35. I love your plates! Gonna have to find me some at the thrift store!

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