I love the look of the old vintage wooden skirt or pants hangers…so I picked up a few! Since they are made to slide open and then clasp tightly to clothing for hanging, I figured why not do the same for photos? I am always looking for unique ways to hang pictures on the wall as I get a little bored with the basic frame all the time!
I could have left the hanger as is with the stained wood clasp and it would have looked fine on the wall as a photo holder. However, I love to fiddle and bling things out just a bit!
Here is what the hanger looked like before I got my hands on it:
Not too shabby! Except I wanted a more shabby chic look…..so….I got out my case of vintage buttons and a little cream paint and went to work.
I only applied on layer of paint since the majority of the wood was going to be covered in buttons. I then picked out different shades and sizes of cream buttons, from my case, and glued them on. I left some of the thread on a few of the buttons for fun!
Here is what it looks like with a photo hanging from it:
With one of my other hangers, that was a little bit larger, I decided to make a wall hook. I needed the metal hook part of the hanger to be facing forward and was going to use a couple of pliers to twist in place. However, my husband just happened to be right there and very nicely twisted in place with his hand.
I then just added a little embellishment to it with the word “home” and attached a picture hanger to the back. It works perfectly for hanging hats or light jackets. I could always attach it to the wall with long screws through the wood if I wanted to hang heavy coats.
Here are the pictures: