Is it just me, or does it seem like posts lately are about things gone awry one after the other? I don’t recall breaking a mirror recently, or crossing a black cat’s path; not that we believe in that sort of thing at all. Nonetheless, this happened:
Yep. Another one bit the dust. If you remember our silhouette plate wall looked like this after we completed it in June:
A mere 4 months later and we’ve lost two plates; the clear monogram plate and now the Michael plate. The monogram plate I stuck to the wall using mounting tape, so I wasn’t shocked that it fell. I also wasn’t that sad about it, either. I knew I could easily replicate it. (I bought the clear plate at Wal-Mart for a few dollars.) The platter, on the other hand, now that I’m sad about. I found that platter at a thrift store for $3. When I saw it, I immediately grabbed it and hid it in my cart for fear that someone might try to take it from me. It was that awesome.
I hung the platter the same way I did the other silhouette plates, I Gorilla Glued a picture hanging bracket to the back of it.
This is the same method I used to hang two plates on our gallery wall in the living room 2 years ago. I’ve never had a problem with them, so I assumed that the picture hangers would work for this wall as well. I’m guessing that the platter was just too heavy for the glue + hanger, and/or that the heat played a role as well. (We’ve been cutting back on AC use, so it’s gotten pretty warm in there over the last few weeks of summer.) Whatever the cause, I wasn’t taking the chance that it would happen to the other plates, so I took them all down until I could find a better solution.
I was searching for actual plate hangers online, when I found these guys on Amazon.com:
They come in varying sizes and hold different weights, so I decided to give them a try. After all, they’re “safety assured”. Well, we shall see. I’ve been to the thrift store again a few times, but I haven’t found a replacement platter yet. Sigh. I’ll let you know how the hangers work and all that jazz, once I find another platter. That’s assuming I ever do. Also, I just want to say, that I’ve tried very hard to refrain from saying “a platter for Michael’s face” or making any really bad plate / wall related puns. Or at least I didn’t point them out to you. Even in sad times, you’ve got to find the pun in life.