Thursday, July 16, 2009

How to Make A Mirrored Plate & Displaying Silverware


I started out trying to come up with some ideas for displaying my monogrammed silverware and came up with this idea for mirrored plates too! Mainly I needed three new things to hang in my dining room to replace the three old things I was taking down. Plus I didn't want to make new holes in the wall so whatever I made had to fit where the old nails were! How's that for a challenge!




Isn't that cool!! I found this thin round mirror in the candle making section at Michael's. I think they're made to put your candles on. 99 cents for a small one people!! $1.99 for a larger one that would fit a dinner plate!



All I did was put a dab of hot glue on the back of the mirror and positioned it in the center of the plate. They had various sizes and shapes of these mirrors. Any plate that would have a nice border on the outside once you put the mirror in the middle would work!


One of the things I came up with to display my monogrammed silverware is this:



I very rarely find any monogrammed silverware and the only reason that I have such a nice collection is because of my dear friend Linda of Blue Gate Blog (the one that makes those pretty fork chandeliers). She is so good to me! Whenever she gets a batch of silverware to make her chandies she always looks for an "M" or "W" and sends those to me (usually wrapped up in some toile)! So if it wasn't for her I'd have about 4 pieces! *Edited: Sorry her link doesn't work anymore. She closed her blog but I thought she was leaving it up, looks like she deleted it.



Everybody does this with silverware - frame it or put it in a shadow box and that looks cute too!



I made all three of these things. The top picture is a piece of framed toile wallpaper.



I'm not sure I'm keeping all three here or even in this order. I think the plate with the fork needs a bow on top or something? What do you think? Anyway, I just wanted to get them up on the wall so I could show you guys cause I was so excited!


I didn't get around to photographing my other idea for displaying my silverware so I'll do that sometime next week.

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment - I read everyone! Have a wonderful weekend!



36 comments:

Barb said...

Love your ideas for displaying yoursilverware and the plate with the mirror is just great. Wish I had your talent for coming up with craft projects.
Barb

Marla said...

Manuela love your home and your creative ideas, I am new to this blogging world. I have some silver ware that belonged to my father's family, I am always looking for ways to display them.

Ramsey said...

Love Love Love the mirrored plate. I can't help it, I'm a sucker for black and white! Got a cute b & w toile apron about to be in the works. Will post it on my blog when it is finished. You are always an inspiration!!!

Manuela said...

Love the mirrored plate. It so matches your kitchen! So cute!
You sure inspire us!
Have a perfect weekend.

Angie said...

More projects for me to copy - thanks!!! I have a long list so I had better get busy!

Anonymous said...

You're such a talent!
Destiny

jenjen said...

So cute Manuela! I love the mirror with the black and white! And the silverware on the plate is so cute too! Your house must be just amazing with all of the projects that you are always doing. I wish I could come for a visit!

XOXO
Jen

Kim said...

You always come up with the best ideas! Thanks for sharing them with us. And thanks for visiting my blog & leaving me a comment.

vintage at heart said...

Wonderful ideas, you always amaze me with your creativity!!!
Have a Fabulous weekend!!!

Bonita said...

What a great idea putting a mirror on a plate. I love when people share simple things that I can actually accomplish!

Ally0005 said...

I love the mirror plate. You always have the best ideas.
I'm still at the beach but check out my free desk redo, I posted it yesterday. It took a while to finish and many people helping but I was so happy it was all done.

Michelle said...

Hi Manuela ~ I always love your ideas...you're so creative! Thanks for sharing them with the rest of us. How nice of your friend to share with you :) Enjoy your weekend!

~Michelle

Sharon said...

Very cute Manuela! I love the framed silverware best :)

Have a wonderful weekend!
~Sharon

Rhondi said...

Hi Manuela
Great ideas! I especially like that mirror in the plate.
Rhondi

Linda's Blue Gate said...

oh my gosh ....... I LOVE the mirrored plate what a great idea.... You are such a sweetie to mention me... love what you did showing the silverware.... you really are the MOST creative person.....
Hugie hugs
Linda

Terri and Bob said...

Oh yeah, I like this! Cool idea!

carolyn@primitive~devotion said...

Looks great! I do think you are right about the plate with the silverware needing something. Maybe something black to tie in with the other items?
Have a nice weekend!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Great ideas! I love the fork on the white plate just as it is!
Hugs,
Penny

Bella said...

Love the ideas - the mirrored plate looks great. So does all your silverware. You are always up to something great. :)

oliveoyl64 said...

The link for the blue gate blog is not working.

Love your simple ideas. You truly think outside the box.

Vee said...

That's great! What a clever gal you are and everything looks classic yet fresh.

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Sorry Manuela ...... I should have waited to close it..... but I did last night.....
Hugs
Linda

Crystal said...

Very clever!

The Decorated House said...

Hi Manuela!
I always love seeing your creativity at work. Fun projects.
Have a great weekend,
Donna

Richella said...

Okay, that mirrored plate is absolutely adorable. I'll be copying you on that one, for sure!

It does seem like the plate with the silverware needs a bit of black, doesn't it? I think perhaps it's because the other things have both black and white. Perhaps some black or mostly black paper of which you could cut an interior circle to place inside the plate behind the silver?

Have a WONDERFUL weekend! :)

sonyadawn said...

Manuela, how unique is your idea.. Love it. And I love your idea about the sign you made on your last post. Gonna have to give it a try.
Have a blessed weekend
Sonya

Grandma Nina said...

Love the new decorating ideas. I also do a lot of decorating with plates.
Have a great weekend.

Lamp Tramp said...

What great ideas, you are just a wealth of fun and clever projects. The mirror plate and silver peice look so nice on your wall.

Connie said...

Very nice display on the silverware. I was scrutinizing your walls, and wondered if you had a good source for those lovely plein air frames?

Storybook Woods said...

More great uses xoxox Clarice

salmagundi said...

You are always coming up with wonderful projects. Wish I was as creative. Have a great weekend. Sally

Tanya said...

You always have such creative ideas Manuela! My favorite is the piece on the white plate.

Nancy said...

Manuela, I love all these ideas!!! Love that mirror project you did!!!! You're so smart...;) I can never think of cool stuff like that to do! nancy

Lady Katherine said...

Love the mirror in the plate! Great idea! The silverware is great too! My flatware, I had for years is monogrammed with our S, the other day My daughter said I need to buy you some new flatware! lol No, well I have every day flatware, I picked up at a Dollar store. For my everyday flatware set keep leaving the house for watermelon, ect. All lost. I use to not use my monogram flatware. But do just for family gathering and Tablescapes. I have bought me a 16 piece set, no one knows about. lol I going to bring it out soon. Love your ideas! I working on bookcase. Waiting on hubby to do his part! lol

Brenda said...

I love these ideas! I'm going to have to try that one with the plate and mirror.
Brenda

Charlene said...

Love the "mirrored" plate and the framed toile.

You might mount the plate with the fork on it to a cheap charger to give it a border of color around it.