I’ve been working on our master bathroom and bedroom, both of which were painted a shocking apple green (think late 90’s) when we moved in. The bathroom’s almost done, and one of my projects last week was to hang some silver platters on the wall. I have an addiction to buying old silver at thrift stores and flea markets, and silverplate is fine with me–it’s way cheaper and I actually like the way it looks when the plate starts to wear off.
I didn’t want to buy the metal plate hangers to hang these–first, I was feeling frugal, and second, I don’t like the way they metal hooks show around the sides of the plates. I figured there had to be an easier way to hang lightweight plates and platters on the wall, and this is what I came up with, using 3M Command Hooks. It’s too easy to even be called a tutorial, yet that’s exactly what I’m calling it…
How to Hang Silver Platters on the Wall
1. Depending on the size and shape of your plate, use either one or two hooks on the back. For example, here’s what I did to hang the round platter. It took just one hook, note that I used the metal kind and I flipped the hook backwards from how you’d normally hang it.
For the oval platters, which have edges that round up (like a bowl), I used two hooks each, turned sideways, and I flipped the hooks to create a hole for the nail:
2. To hang, I used a twist tie to secure the round platter to the nail in the wall. I just happened to have the silver ones from cello treat bags but the color doesn’t matter as it doesn’t show. Please forgive my sad little hands that desperately need Tokyo Milk lotion, a spa day, and a week in the Bahamas!
The oval platters just hang directly onto the nail, no picture needed. Here’s the finished look, with no visible hanging hardware:
The 3M people recommend that you wait awhile after sticking the hooks on before you actually hang them, to give the tape time to set, but I only ever do that when I’m hanging something heavy. And when it’s time for a change, you just pull the hooks and tape off and your platters are ready to be used for something else. Too easy!
Here’s the entire bathroom, if you’d like to see it, and thanks for stopping by!
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