Decorating with China and plates is much like decorating with picture frames. In a previous post I reccomended cutting out the shapes of your plates (or pictures) with newspaper and arranging them on the floor first and then working your way to the wall.
How do you do this?
Simply trace your plate out on a piece of newspaper. Punch out an obvious hole where the nail would line up with your metal plate hangers. Then after you have all your cut outs, and have arranged a lovely pattern with all the cut outs on the floor, start with the center of your design and (thumb) tack the cutout to the wall.
(BUT first measure the distance of the two plates on either side of that middle plate) So you will want to measure the distance between nail holes.
Measure (on the floor of your design) from the center nail hole of that middle plate and and hammer the nail where the hole would line up on your wall. Then take the other two measurements of the neighbour plates and draw those spots on the wall. Does your cut outs all line up?
Once you have the center plates lined up, it is all down hill from there.
I have messed up many walls in the past guessing where the hole may be. With my best intentions and careful measurements they still always turned off center. With cut outs you simply miss the multiple steps of pulling out the nail and filling it with puddy. Enjoy the pictures
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