Hanging Plates

One of the things I get asked more often than anything else on this blog is “how do you hang your plates?”  (As opposed to the “why do we hang all of our plates?” question I get at home from Honey.)  It’s so easy and it occurred to me the other day that I ought to just go ahead and tell all.

I always use these OOK plate hangers.  They are a few dollars a piece and include everything – even the hook and nail!  They come in a few different sizes so measure your plate and you’re set.  When in doubt, I always go up a size.  It also helps to use a tape measure to measure the BACK of the plate from top to bottom to account for any curves in the plate.

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They hook across the back of the plate like this.  I’ve never had any damage to the plate and I’ve never had one fall off the wall.  For oyster plates, I attach the hangers at different angels on each plate for a more fluid and natural grouping once hung.

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And this is all you see on the front side of the plate – the little hooks peeking over.  On the OOK brand, the metal that wraps around the front of the plate is covered in plastic so as to not damage the plate.

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These are a few of my favorite Oysteria plates that I just hung up in the living room after unearthing them from the closet.  More on that real soon!!!
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And that’s it!  Happy plate hanging, y’all!

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6 thoughts on “Hanging Plates

  1. Good to know! I also like the Ook plate hooks, but bringing the plate to the hardware store never crossed my mind. Tell honey that hanging plates is less expensive than hanging original art!

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