I recently found an old painted tray at the thrift store and I thought these warm colors would look pretty against some white beadboard.
The problem was its size. The biggest plate hanger typically fits plates between 10 and 14 inches. But even after a lot of stretching and bending it was obvious that this tray wasn’t going to fit. It actually measures 12 inches wide and 24 inches long.
I didn’t want to put a nail through it.
And although I thought about using Velcro strips, since it was going over the stove I decided against it.
Instead, I went to the hardware store where I found the largest springs they carried, and I switched them out.
Here’s the old spring next to the bigger replacement springs already in.
And it worked.
You might remember what this part of the kitchen looked like only a few weeks ago.
Boy, I’m so glad we removed those top cabinet doors.
I painted the beadboard with BM’s Simply White but I still have a few more things to do in here before I share updated photos.
Although I’m so happy I got that tray up.
So tell me. How do you hang your large trays?
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