We’re sharing how to create a brown and white transferware plate wall today!
If you had a chance to read our European Oak Inspired Mirror post, you already know after months of feeling stuck on how to refresh our Jack and Jill bathroom, I finally started working on it again.
One of my biggest hang-ups when we first started this project was not being able to find the right wall art. I know it probably sounds crazy to even admit that because there are a million different options out there, but it has stumped me for months.
After several attempts of shopping the house, I ultimately landed on this framed bunny print.
She’s super cute.
But every time I walked into the bathroom, things felt kind of off and out of place.
I recently went through the dishes in our dish pantry to reorganize and donate the pieces we were no longer using when it dawned on me I had never tried brown and white transferware plates in lieu of wall art.
Armed with dinner and bread plates from one of my all-time favorite patterns called, “Royal Mail”, I set about creating a brown and white transferware plate wall.
It was much easier than I anticipated and took less than an hour to complete!
Here’s a look at how to create a brown and white transferware plate wall in case you want to try one in your home too…
Brown and White Transferware Plate Wall Supplies:
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- Brown and White Transferware Plates (similar here, you can mix and match your patterns adding lots of shapes and sizes or keep it simple like we did)
- Plate Hooks or Discs (we used plate hooks, but I know some people prefer to use plate discs)
- Picture Hanging Kit
- Tape Measure
- Brown Kraft Paper (we used leftover wrapping paper)
- Pen or Marker
- Painters Tape
- DAP Nail Hole Filler (I always have this on hand in case I mess up and have to move a plate or a picture)
Brown and White Transferware Plate Wall Steps:
Gather your supplies.
Make sure you have enough plate hooks or discs for each brown and white transferware plate you plan to use.
Lay your plates out on the floor. This will help you figure out the shape and pattern you want your plates to be arranged on the wall.
Next, lay your plate or platter on top of the brown kraft face down.
Use a pen to outline the brown and white transferware plate.
Then using caution and care as scissors will be sharp, cut around the marker outline. You should be left with the shape of your plate or platter.
You’ll want to do this for each piece you plan to put on your brown and white transferware plate wall.
Next, tape the paper cutouts to the wall until you’ve recreated your preferred design.
Add the plate hangers to your brown and white transferware plates, making sure they’re secure.
Then using caution and care, hang the plates on the wall using picture hanger hooks, nails, and a hammer.
Step back and enjoy!
It’s hard to believe after months of feeling stuck the bathroom refresh is well on its way to being finished.
I still need to find something to go above the toilet in the water closet. I’m also hoping we’ll be able to frame out the window and hang the curtains this weekend.
The shower curtain I bought last May for the makeover is a pretty paisley print. But with the buffalo check curtains, the print from the brown and white transferware plate wall, and the texture from the rug, it’s starting to feel “busy” like there are too many prints in the room now.
I’d love to hear your thoughts!