Vintage Clothes Hanger Re-purpose

April 05, 2015
Now that my children's grad photos are displayed in barn wood frames, I was no longer using this 8" x 10" wooden frame.  I had painted this frame, a while back, with Rustoleum American Accents Paint in "Heirloom White".

For my new project, I re-painted the frame with a black flat paint.

 Then I distressed the frame with 100 grit sandpaper, leaving a very light wood stain (along with a little Heirloom White paint) in the distressed areas.

 I used a Varathane Touch Up Marker in Dark Walnut to darken the distressed areas of the frame.

I like a darker stain with the black paint.

I added a black and white photo of a little girl riding a pony at a carnival (circa 1960) to my frame.

 I added a metal tag holder to a vintage wooden hanger with nails.  "1960" was printed in Special Elite font from Picmonkey onto card stock, cut out, and slid into the metal holder.

Two eye hooks were added to the top of the frame and to the bottom of the hanger, and the hooks were tied together with jute twine.

I hung the vintage hanger/frame holder on a wall in my 3/4 bath.  

Vintage Clothes Hangers As Wall Decor

I have other vintage hangers on the walls of my 3/4 bath too.

Vintage Clothes Hangers As Wall Decor
I love old clothes hangers on the wall! 

Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. Cute idea Carlene. I recognized the girl on the pony!

  2. cute and creative, as always. thanks
    be blessed

  3. I love hangers for diplaying things...this is such a fun idea, Carlene!

  4. This is thinking outside the box for sure. I love the way you incorporated the old hanger, and the label is perfect. Thanks Carlene for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

  5. Fun and unique project. I love it.

  6. This is so cute!! Love it all together with the old hanger!! Have a wonderful day! xo Holly

  7. I love this idea! Love your frame, you did such a great job!

  8. where did you get the metal tag holder and what is the size? Love your idea so much Thanks

  9. The metal label frame is 2" x 1". I got mine at a craft shop in scrap booking supplies.


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