Sunday, May 6, 2012

My Silver Tray Wall

Hello, there! Surprised to see me, aren't you? I know. I'm sorry. These past few months have been. . .full. Of various things. But life is back to normal and so am I and I'm ready to plunge back into the world of blogging!

Today I want to share what I did to the wall in my living room. It's the wall directly across from the front door and your eye immediately goes to it. But it's always been empty. I could never figure out what to do to it. Until, that is, I started lurking around blogland. The possibilities were endless! In the end, this is what I did:
My mom and I found a ton of silver trays of various sizes and shapes at thrift stores and flea markets. Can you believe people are actually giving this stuff to Goodwill! What are they thinking?! I polished them up somewhat but I didn't want them to be too bright; I like their patina.
I put my favorite piece in the center and placed two small round trays on the top and bottom; two heart-shaped trays on a diagonal; and two small oval trays on the other diagonal. I couldn't get a good closeup pic. Sorry.
When I bought them, I didn't know how I was going to put them up on the wall. But the solution was really easy; I just used some 3M double-sided tape. Some of the pieces are a little heavy but I just cut off a strip that was appropriate to the weight of the piece and up it went! I love it! They need a little tweaking--the smaller pieces are a little too far apart, they need to be a little closer together--but I love the way they look! What do you think?

Linking to:
Southern Hospitality's Thrifty Treasures party
Mod Vintage Life 
Debbiedo's Newbie Party
Treasure Hunt Thursdays at From My Porch To Yours
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage


  1. I'm with you. I can't believe people will give away their silverplate. It's so easy to keep with Tarn-X I got at K-mart. You wall display is pretty. I love the look of silver on black furniture.

  2. A very nice display. I recently developed a love for old silver pieces and have been snapping them up at Goodwill. My first impulse was to polish them but now I love the aging patina.

  3. Interesting. All mine is hiding in the garage... I think it is beyond what one would call patina. ;-p

  4. So very pretty! Thanx for joining THT!

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