Take a large blank space on your family room wall that has been bugging you for far too long.
Add an undeniable urge to create a grouping of neutral colored plates.
Ignore the fact that your husband does not think plates are potential decorating material.
He is wrong.
Find several plates at the best place ever, TJ Maxx, even a few on clearance. Do a quick happy dance right there in the aisle as you place them in your cart.
Dig around in closet for two small shelves purchased looooong ago that never found a proper home.
Coerce your husband to help hang the plates to which he is opposed.
Rig up one of the shelves to camouflage a light switch that has driven you bug eyed batty for years since it is smack dab in the middle of a wall. Of course a man installed that, probably based on a building code or something, certainly not aesthetics.
Use the shelf and a plate to outwit that silly building code.
Hang all the plates in what is hopefully an eye-pleasing arrangement.
Tell 5 year old you will be done in a minute. For the 989th time.
Admire your creation for the next several days by stopping dead in your tracks and exclaiming every time you enter the room, "I just love these plates! LOOK how nice they look together! I don't have to stare at the light switch anymore! Why did we wait so long to do this?!?! I want to hang plates EVERYWHERE now!"
Or something like that.
Ignore your husband as he rolls his eyes. You think he likes it after all.