Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Sorry Homer...

Oh AOK, you gotta love him, but his decorating skills have to be harnessed and let go in one place only- his workshop. Otherwise I come home to this:

While I love Jack, The Situation, Homer, and especially Mr. Dough-boy, I'm not sure my kitchen above my pretty dishes is the place for them... I had to think quick, before they took up permanent residence here.

I remembered a couple of months back when I visited a thrift store in Houston I picked up some cute vintage yellow plates, not really knowing what I'd do with them. But for $3.99 I couldn't pass them up!

They have a sort of modern look to them, and I got the GENIUS idea to vinyl them up! I asked my lovely boss (who blogs here) if she would cut me some vinyl lettering using her silhouette machine. AND she did!

I chose a modern font, all caps, and what better word fits in the kitchen then "EAT?" Usually my go to hanging method is hot gluing a saw tooth hanger to the back of WHATEVER, but I thought for these plates I should do something different. I bought some of these & found they would work quite perfectly, I just had to be a little smart for them to work for me.

Obviously with these plates I had a clear top & bottom, these hangers get STICKY quick so I knew I wanted to just put them down on the plate once. I thought it would be best for me to mark the top of the plate with tape so that when I flipped it over I would know exactly where to put the hanger.
Then I flipped them over & attached the sticky hangers knowing exactly where to place the hanger.

See how the hooks match up to the tape?

Then all I had to do was take off the tape & hang them up using my trusty, life changing, hanging method that I've shown you previously. AND VOILA!

Much better, don't you think? Sorry Homer, to kick you to the curb, but I'll find you a new home soon enough.

I love it! One of my favorite projects to date and it cost me about $8 for the plates & sticky hangers.

Have any of you called out your man and thrown something of theirs to the curb?

Happy HUMP day!

Linking up here this week: Craft & Tell over at Cherished Bliss, Show Me What You Got at Not JUST a Housewife, Running with Glitter, Passionately Artistic, Tuesday Tutorials at The Kurtz Corner (love her!), Creative Juice Thursday at Momnivore's Dilemma, Show & Tell Party at For Mamas and Hookin' up with HoH over at House of Hepworths!


  1. Aww love you too Cam :) your plates look great! Thanks for linking up!

  2. I've seen these EAT letters a lot around the blogland, but never on plates! Great spin on it...

    If you have a moment today, please share this with my readers @Creative Juice Thursday Hope to see you there!

  3. Nicolette, thank you so much for inviting me over to your link party, I joined, there are so many great ideas! Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll come back again soon!

  4. I am laughing so hard at the bobble heads...such a man thing. Your plates are much, much better there!

  5. Oh man, I didn't know those hooks existed! Would have been good to have a few hours ago when I hung these...

  6. Love the colors you picked! Very vibrant!
    I'm hosting a link party today over @ For Mamas. I'd love it if you stopped by & linked up!


  7. Thank you all for the sweet comments! Homer found a new home, he's much happier being neighbors with our monstrosity of a movie collection :)


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