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Repurposed Chafing Dish Lid Wall Hooks

A thrifty solution for using leftover chafing dish lids as towel hooks in a bathroom.

On today’s episode of thrift store leftovers: the chafing dish lid.

We’ve worked with a lot of leftovers around here. You know the outcast pieces left on shelves at the thrift store that you look at and think, “Who on earth would buy that?”

A thrifty solution for using leftover chafing dish lids as towel hooks in a bathroom. #bathroomdecor #wallhooks #towelhooks #chafingdishlid

This girl, as it turns out.

Because as soon as I saw these random dish-less silver chafing dish lids, I thought “wall hooks”.

And we needed towel hooks for the master bathroom anyway so… ta da!

A thrifty solution for using leftover chafing dish lids as towel hooks in a bathroom. #bathroomdecor #wallhooks #towelhooks #chafingdishlid

I hung them up with these plate hangers and so far so good.

A thrifty solution for using leftover chafing dish lids as towel hooks in a bathroom. #bathroomdecor #wallhooks #towelhooks #chafingdishlid

I decided not to polish them before hanging them up just because I loved the look of the old patina. And the moisture in the bathroom will cause them to tarnish anyway, so they’ll keep that weathered effect.

I placed them on either side of our window to keep them in easy reach of the shower and also because the only other spot to put them would be right beside the toilet… bleck.

A thrifty solution for using leftover chafing dish lids as towel hooks in a bathroom. #bathroomdecor #wallhooks #towelhooks #chafingdishlid

And so many of y’all talked me into hanging up a curtain to cover the shower door, so I put up this semi-sheer curtain to still allow some light in. I’m totally sold!

It doesn’t get in the way at all like I was afraid it would. And the stripes are actually jute ropes that tie in perfectly with the window shade and woven baskets in the room.

A thrifty solution for using leftover chafing dish lids as towel hooks in a bathroom. #bathroomdecor #wallhooks #towelhooks #chafingdishlid

We finally painted the door Benjamin Moore Wrought Iron to match all of the others in the house too, and we hung up these wooden arched mirrors that are too perfect!

That beige countertop isn’t looking quite as much like a sore thumb as it used to.

A thrifty solution for using leftover chafing dish lids as towel hooks in a bathroom. #bathroomdecor #wallhooks #towelhooks #chafingdishlid

So once we have wall art and a couple of little touches, this space is finished… at least until an actual reno in a couple of years.

If you want to look back at any of the other sources/colors/projects we’ve done in our master bathroom, you can see them all here:

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27 Comments

  1. Wow! Lauren! What a great idea for these lids! They look great in your Master Bath! You and your hubby have done such a fabulous job with everything! Enjoy!

  2. I love that idea! I hope the lids don’t rub off dark stains onto your pretty white towels, though! Let us know if it works out well down the road. Your shower curtain looks really nice, too. 🙂

  3. Wowza! I can’t tell you h0w many of these chafing dish parts I have seen out there. This looks amazing! If you ever want a more permanent solution to hang those…try plaster of Paris to fill in the back and add whatever hook you like before it dries. You’ve got my wheels turning today and I’m heading out! Lol

  4. WOW, what a fantastic and beautiful idea. Such an imaginative way to repurpose something that you may never use again. I love it!

  5. Oh my goodness! I have had a box of silverplate items that I finally stored away this morning. I was thinking I will never use these items and felt frustrated. There were a couple of lids in there. Now I have been inspired!

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