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Outdoor Plate Wall Update


After installing these originally... we had a slight problem.  80% of the plates came from an old installation we did at a restaurant.  The Picture Brackets were attached to the back of the plates with Liquid Nails... they are still holding on strong!!  The new plates I added to the mix (mostly a few of the outermost row) had the same Sawtooth Picture Brackets glued to the back with the same glue... But they have all fallen off.  I did let them cure for about two weeks prior to installing them, so needless to say I was annoyed.  This was one of my absolute favorite elements in our new yard, so I had to find a way to keep them up.

Problem solved.... albit a time consuming option.  Screws! I used Glass & Tile Drill Bits, and patiently drilled holes in each of the new plates.  Directly in the center of the plate.  When using these Drill Bits, you have to let the Drill work for you, you have to apply a little pressure, but not too much as the plates will crack in half.  Fortunately, this only happened once, & I had a back up.  

I say the process is time consuming... it doesn't take that long, but it does take anywhere from 2-5 minutes to drill through each of the plates.  But once they are completed, you simply screw them into the wall (not too tight of course).  And they will not be coming down this time!

Plus, after further research... this is how Kelly Wearstler's Wall was installed at the Viceroy.  So if it is good enough for KW it is definitely good enough for me.


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16 comments:

  1. Looks amazing still, and glad you found a solution.

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  2. It's gorgeous! Well worth the effort.

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  3. Thanks for the update! I always wonder if things that look great in pictures hold up well in real life, so I'm glad to know this feature wall still looks great! You'll have to let us know how it holds up through winter!

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  4. Oh gosh! I would be annoyed too after all that. So glad you found a way to make them stay :) Love this outdoor space so very much :)

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  5. It's definitely worth the trouble for this result! Looks fab! :)

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  6. So worth the time & effort ~ beautiful!

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  7. Thanks for the update! Every time I see a picture of your outdoor space, I'm still stunned. Gorgeous.

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  8. thank you for sharing this update for a brilliant idea.
    i live in illinois and wonder about freeze/thaw. do you live in a cold climate?
    thank you!

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  9. I live in Atlanta... but they did survive a few snow storms & late freezes after we built it.

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  10. I love this! Such a great idea to bring the inside outside! The wall definitely brings more interest to the area and adds a clever and fun touch.

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  11. I love the tall plant! What is it? :)

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  12. Kudos! Agree, the plate collage was one of my favorite features - but the bocce and gold flamingos, oh my!


    I would love to see a picture of the plates with the screws. Did you touch up the screw heads with paint to hope they disappear or did you embrace them for what they are?

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  13. If you ever come across the need again, I absolutely love Z Poxy (look for it a Scotts if you're shopping there) - I've had fantastic results with this product, and it's a really quick process. It has held up for me going on three years!

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  14. That was one of my favorite elements of this space too. So glad you found a solution!

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