Thursday, March 10, 2011

Faux Metal Hooks

Because I am cheap frugal and because I wanted something not permanent I made some faux metal hooks for my bathroom.  I love 3M sticky hooks.  I use them all the time and the best part is they require no tools to hang.  I try to have a couple screwdrivers laying around here, but Mike someone always latches onto them and I can't find one when I need it.  I think I need my own cordless screwdriver.......ohhh.....and a sawsall.  I fell in love with the sawsall when we remodeled our house.  It was pure and the sawsall!!!  Sigh!!  Ok, enough about my love for tools.

3M makes really neat metal "looking" hooks and that is what I intended to get when I went to Target {I ♥ ♥ ♥ Tarjay}.  The metal "looking" hooks they had were beautiful and almost eight bucks a piece.  I needed 4 of them.  I am not great at math, but figured that would be about $28 or would be $32....yeah $32.  I told you I wasn't good at math.  Anyhow, since I didn't want to spend thirty-two bucks {I am trying to cut cost wherever I can to pay for gas...ughh} I decided to go with these.

These came with 2 in a pack for less than $4.  They are also designed {or the sticky stuff anyhow} for the bathroom and high moisture areas.

Then I went to the hardware store and picked up a can of spray paint that looks like metal for $7.

Then I spray painted them and let them dry.

I think they look pretty good.

Now I have 4 hooks for the kids where they can reach them in the bathroom.  My goal with these hooks {that ONLY cost me around $15 BTW} is to cut down on my full time job of laundry!!!!!!!  Wish me luck!

The Farmer's Wife


  1. They look great! Never would have guessed they started out white plastic!

    -caroline @ c.w.frosting

  2. Have you had any issues with the paint scratching off? I'm thinking about doing this for my boutique but I don't know if it'll be worth the trouble if the paint scratches off. Thanks!


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