Last week was crazy with a capital C as Hilary and I got ready for our Open House - with amazing professional photos to come soon from Jennifer Catherine Photography- I promise! All the projects that had taken the back burner for months were completed, and the outcome is a much more serene, organized office. But the process was a little grueling, as we both are in the middle of a very busy wedding season. Things like blogging were completely ignored-sorry! Anyways, one project that I'd been wanting to tackle for a while was this china wall. It is certainly not an original concept, but I love it for it's easy way to showcase our custom china from our monogram collection, and show the inspiration behind it (my grandfather's hand-painted china) and the invitations and paper items that coordinate with it!
Here are the steps: Since I didn't have time to fix any nail hole mess-ups, I made paper patterns of each of the items I wanted to display by cutting out their shapes on kraft paper. I got this idea from an old issue of Martha Stewart, and at the time it sounded crazy to take the time to do this, but in the end it saved me a ton of time and frustration.
Then, I taped the paper to the wall and was able to play with different configurations, until I liked the balance of the shapes.
I bought these wire plate hangers and attached them to plates, before nailing them up.
The last step was hanging up our monogrammed stationery suites to coordinate! Tomorrow, I'll show you how to back the empty frames.