Do you love vintage plates, shabby chic knobs, and cozy kitchens? Let me show you how to make these dishy DIY kitchen hooks in a minute’s time.
Thrifting with the Gals
If you are like me you have a few, well maybe a lot of little vintage plates around your home. Either on display, in storage, or waiting for your next fabulous project.
Picking up little vintage plates when I’m out “Thrifting with the Gals” is something I find so hard to resist. But it’s projects like this one that make me so glad that I did. You may also enjoy the post, Blue and White Asymmetrical Vintage Platter Wall | Design Yours Today.
Welcome to this month’s Thrifting with the Gals Blog Hop. If you are joining me from Heidi over at Eleanor Rose Home, our guest host this month, welcome! Isn’t Heidi’s soup tureen dreamy with the pears and white flowers?
It All Started With A Taskwear Schumacher Apron
This past September I found a Schumacher apron made by Grace Napolean of Taskwear (Taskwear is functional fashion for people who do.) while visiting the Laudholm Nature Craft Fair in Wells, Maine. A must-visit if you ever find yourself in the area.
You may read more in the post, 10 Best Fall Inspired Vintage Decor Ideas.
But I found that my husband kept moving the apron all around, like everywhere…
On the counter, a chair, the couch, a doorknob, etc… It didn’t have a home in which to rest.
That’s when I came up with the idea to create these dishy kitchen hooks out of little vintage blue and white thrifted plates.
You may also enjoy seeing this DIY, A Very Simple Vintage Plates and Windows DIY, where I hung these very same plates on some old salvaged windows in our dining room.
Let’s DIY These Dishy Kitchen Hooks, Shall We?
What You Will Need:
- 3 Small Appetizer Plates
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue and/or a Krazy Glue
- Your Choice of Hooks
- Command Strips or Nails and Hammer
These are the three little blue and white plates that I chose to create my kitchen hooks with. Two are of the same pattern and size and the one in the middle is slightly larger and offsets the other two nicely with its different yet similar patterns.
Now to find some kitchen hooks…
There are so many hooks that you can choose from, all available online or at your local hardware or craft store. I wanted something on the shabby chic side for these little vintage plates so I actually popped down to the shop where I have my vintage window booth at The Vintage Soul. I knew the owner Lisa, aka MacGyver, would have something cute that I could use. And of course, she did!
I chose two rustic white hooks and one old wooden knob for the larger of the 3 plates.
On an interesting note, it wasn’t until I laid the plates out on our table with the kitchen hooks that I noticed that the patterns stamped on the 2 smaller plates were crooked… Can you see it?
The simplest of choices honestly, when choosing the kitchen hooks, is to choose them with a large solid backing like this wooden knob has. The rustic white hooks had an open bottom so it took a bit more trickery to get it cemented onto the plate. But you can still do it!
Glue The Kitchen Hooks
I used my Gorilla Glue Gun and lined the bottom of each kitchen hook with the hot glue then simply mounted them onto the middle of each plate, and let them sit overnight.
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Hang on the Wall
Since we just finished an extensive interior painting project I am very reluctant to put any holes in our walls just yet. So I used Command Strips to hang my dishy kitchen hooks. One on the top and bottom of each plate rim for a solid mount.
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Of course, you could also use a hammer and nails, in which I would recommend mounting a small adhesive disk to the back of the plates or using a traditional plate hanger. But the adhesive disks work really well and remove easily too.
I think I’m partial to the wooden knob as it really stands out. Which knobs are your favorite?
Do you know what would be really cute too? The old-fashioned white porcelain knobs. They would be so charming glued to small plates in a bathroom, eeeek!
So after a few days of hanging, one of these plates really gave me trouble. The white hook on the left plate kept falling off. I have no idea why. But what I learned? If you have an open back hook that you really like, glue a piece of cardboard to the back of it and then secure it to the plate. It worked like a charm.
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Now I’m sure to be on the hunt for more fun vintage aprons while I’m out “Thrifting with the Gals“.
The little half apron on the right kitchen hook I found locally down at The Vintage Soul, where I have my vintage booth. You can see more of my booth in the post, Vintage Booth Winter Window Display.
This may be my most favorite and easiest DIY ever! Seriously, so simple to make and it really is so dreamy with the various aprons. It’s got me thinking to add matching thrifted tea cups to other similar plates hanging on the wall with these same kitchen hooks.
Are you following my thought process?
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And I recently made this dishy hook for our sunroom, see more in the post, Sunroom Home Office Inspiration: Triple Purposed with Craft Space.
And these dishy crafty hooks to resell in my vintage window booth at The Vintage Soul this spring. You may also enjoy the post, Let’s Make a Homespun Vintage Booth Wall Display.
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These are adorable, Ann! What a fun idea! I love the pattern of the dishes and towels together too. Have a great day!
Rachel Harper says
This is such a cute idea. I love the wooden knob best also. So fun getting the year started.
Thank you Rachel, I just hung some more with tea cups. So easy, I love them too.
Well, aren’t those the cutest thing ever?! Great idea!
Thank you Tania, and they’re so easy to make and you can get so creative with them too. I just hung some more with teacups!
Lynn Paterson says
How clever! I love vintage and regular plates and decorate with them all the time. Thanks for sharing!
I’m so glad you liked them Lynn. I’m having a lot of fun with them. Just hung some up with tea cups hanging on different hooks. So easy!
Laura Ingalls Gunn says
This is truly a charming idea. I have an entire collection of aprons in need.
I’m so glad you liked it and so simple!
I am obsessed with this Ann! These are the cutest hangers ever and I now I want them in my home. Thank you for this beautiful, unique idea!!!
Thank you so much Heidi, I’m so glad you like them!
Marlene Stephenson says
I always see cute little plates but wouldn’t know what to do with them, so I leave them. I love this idea and have two old frilly aprons that I can use, thank you for this cute idea.
I’m so glad you liked it, Marlene. Super easy and really packs a punch. Good Luck!
Love this DIY!! I have lots of small plates I can try this out on (I just need some cute hooks!).
I’m so glad you liked it Jaime. There are so many cute hooks out there to be found, LOL. Good Luck!
Dianne M Kropp says
Really cute! I’d love to see how they look in the whole room. closeups are great but so many bloggers don’t show how things look in a room overall and I feel like I’m looking through a keyhole and gat unlock the door to go in! Thanks! Have a great day!
Hi Dianne, I added an additional photo for you to the post’s bottom. There can be a few reasons for not having full-room views. In my defense, we are currently putting our home back together after an extensive painting project, therefore the projects I’m sharing right now are just that until I can have full-room views available to share once again. My kitchen overall is in disarray until I can get it all put back together. Also, lighting can be a challenge for bloggers. When we get days of rain and winter’s darkness, full-room photos are a super challenge. But I’m glad you liked the project and I appreciate your suggestion. Thanks for joining me.
Anna Price says
This is a fabulous idea. What a great way to re-purpose some of those small tea saucers! These would also be fabulous in a bathroom. Pinned for future reference.
Thanks Anna, I’m so glad you enjoyed it, I love mine!
These are so darn cute, Ann! And I love the aprons too! All so fun!
Thank you so much Molly!
Kristin Lenz says
I love this idea Ann. I love it so much. The plates are so sweet and pretty. I love the aprons too, such great patterns. They look great hanging up. Love the way you gave them a home!
Thank you so much Kristin!