How to Hang a Silver Platter Wall

Posted by on Mar 4, 2013 in bathroom | 29 comments

Have you seen these plate walls all over blog world?

They are so beautiful.

I had resisted the urge to do anything about having my own plate wall,

until. . .

I saw this one over at Eclectically Vintage.

Kelly was the inspiration for my own silver platter wall.

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I LOVE the look of all of the collected plates.

But, I do not have a plate collection (yet)

I do have an abundance of silver platters.

(One of the joys of getting married in the 90’s.)

Silver platters were very popular gifts.

They are so practical!?

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I identified the collection to be hung, but where to hang it?

I no longer loved my mirror collection in my downstairs bathroom.

The bathroom is located in the hall between my kitchen and dining room.

Silver platters should work there, right?

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Well, if I was going to take down all of the mirrors,

I would need to patch all of the holes.

If I was going to patch all of the holes,

I might as well paint.

I was kind of tired of the colors in there anyway.

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I went to my garage and found an extra gallon of my dining room paint.


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Now for the how-to part.

I used these great adhesive plate hangers.

Here is where you should learn from me unless you also want to be awakened to silver platters hitting your tile floor at 6:00 a.m.

(Actually, only 2 fell, but what a commotion!)

Clean the back of your platter WELL.


Do not leave any residue.

Put several drops of water on the adhesive part of the disc.

Rub the water around to activate the adhesive.

Let this sit for about 5 minutes to become tacky before you adhere it to the platter.

Place the disc in the center toward the very top of the platter.

Set a heavy pan or other object on the disc.

This will keep it from buckling and not adhering over the entire surface.

(If you don’t get good adhesion, you will experience a great, loud commotion.)

Let this dry for about 8 hours.

Now you are ready to arrange and hang them!

I left room for a few more platters, just in case. . .

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My impromptu bathroom makeover is almost complete.

I will share the projects and thrift store finds this week and give the full reveal.

Now, if I could just figure out what to do with all of those crystal bowls?!

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  1. Looks amazing – and aren’t those disc hangers the best invention since sliced bread!

  2. What a pretty collection! I have one platter. ONE. I need more! LOL (;

  3. Good thing it was platters dropping and not precious china. I didn’t know about this type of hanger. I’ve been looking for hangers at yard sales for the plates I’ve wanted to hang. I like the idea of not seeing the hanger too. Thanks for the info.

  4. You’ve got a great collection of silver platters, Melissa! I am accumulating a few small ones to put on a wall in our kitchen. I plan on using those disc hangers, too.

  5. What a beautiful collection of silver platters Melissa! Looking forward to the reveal!

  6. Oh Melissa, how beautiful your wall turned out. I absolutely love silver platters. Thank you so much for sharing and blessings to you, Patti@OldThingsNew

  7. Love your silver gallery wall. How fun and creative. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  8. I love those disc hangers. I used some in my dining room for some plates and have never had a problem with them. I think I let them dry for 48 hours just because I was paranoid! I certainly have enough silver platters laying around here so I may copy your look for another wall.

  9. Had a shocking “plate hitting the floor” experience myself with these exact same doohickey hangers. But it is my own darn fault. I got anxious to hang the plates and didn’t let the adhesive completely dry. Rats. I’m happy to say that I’ve learned from my mistakes and have been “shatter-free” for months now. Your bathroom wall looks fantastic. Can’t wait to see the big reveal!

  10. Love this! I have so many platters I’ve been waiting to do something with.

  11. love it! I have got to get those. I still use the wire 1’s.

  12. Those look amazing hung! I always wondered about those discs. I use extra large plate hangers – can’t say I’ve ever had any of them fall. But I do like the look of not seeing the hanging apparatus.

  13. The patinas on your platters are stunning!

  14. Love it! Thanx for sharing at THT!

  15. Thanks for showing those disks and how exactly to use them. I am glad the crystal was not under the silver.

  16. love

  17. I love this silver platter wall! How very clever! I’d love for you to link this up at the link party I’m co-hosting right now. Here is the link and there is a $50 Target Gift Card Giveaway as well.
    Hope to see you at the party!

  18. I did the same thing in my dining room recently and love it!!!!!

  19. Hi Melissa, popping over from the party at I Heart Naptime because your gorgeous wall of silver just caught my eye! Wow, I love this and thanks so much for the tips on hanging. It looks just beautiful! Have a great Sunday.

  20. I really like this look! I’ve been collecting silver platters to do something like this. Great job! 🙂

  21. These really do make a bold statement! I collect pewter kitchen ware items.

  22. Great silver tray collection. I like the way you arranged them. The Discs are a great way to hang them. Thanks for the tip. I’ve used them before on plates with good results, but as you said you have to attach them properly.

  23. So pretty Melissa! I need to try those little hangers!

  24. Love the trays. They have a fantastic vintage feel. Great tips for hanging. I want to try those adhesive discs.

  25. Your bathroom turned out beautifully! Love the silver trays on the wall. Now I know what to do with my collection of them. Thanks!
    Heather from Friendship, Life and Style

  26. Great idea! What I like most is your comment ‘One of the joys of getting married in the 90′s’ :)’ ! I could never figure that one out (then) as to why people gave us silver ‘plated’ trays and not the REAL silver.
    If you do come up with a good idea for what to do with all those compotes / sherbet bowls that came as wedding gifts, please do share.

  27. I need to find those little disk thingies!!! I’m REALLY wanting to find a flying pig like yours!!! Love it! AND the wall of course =)

  28. Are those soap bars in the baskets on you wall?

  29. I have toleware metal trays I want to put on my wall. Do you think the disks would work?


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