Painted Wooden Hangers


You all know I love a good garage sale.  My neighbor Mary and I went to the city wide sales together this year.  She picked up some wooden hangers from the “free” box and I told her these should be painted wooden hangers!

She loved my idea but she just doesn’t have time so she handed them over to me.  She loves to grow herbs and always has something blooming in her garden.  Of course I am the best recipient of that because I get to look at her yard all the time as my view.  It really is pretty.

I thought she could dry or display her fresh flower and herbs with these painted wooden hangers.

 

Painted Wooden Hangers - www.michellejdesigns.com - Wooden hangers are great for so many things. See how these turned out for drying or displaying fresh herbs and flowers.

 

Painted Wooden Hangers

So I love these things and I am not sure I want to hurry across the street to give them back.  I may need to just see how they wear, see how they display, find the in’s and out’s of how to perfectly display the flowers and herbs so I can let her know how to used them.

I am not sure but it could take months.

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I painted them black first with Americana Decor Light Stain Varnish in Carbon then I went over them with the Americana Decor Chalk Paint. The color is called Everlasting.  Love this stuff!

This is similar to the way I painted her Farmhouse Wooden Crate and it turned out super cute.  When you sand off the top white coat you get the nice dark black and sometimes the actual wood to show underneath.  I just love the way it comes out.

 

Painted Wooden Hangers - www.michellejdesigns.com - Wooden hangers are great for so many things. See how these turned out for drying or displaying fresh herbs and flowers.

 

I usually use my Silhouette Machine to cut out letters for painting but this time I decided to wing it and free hand them.  I was living on the edge!  I really don’t like my printing or writing but this time with such short words I think it was ok.

 

Painted Wooden Hangers - www.michellejdesigns.com - Wooden hangers are great for so many things. See how these turned out for drying or displaying fresh herbs and flowers.

 

Then after they were completely dry they got a light sanding to help muss up the letters a bit.  They didn’t look old enough.

 

Painted Wooden Hangers - www.michellejdesigns.com - Wooden hangers are great for so many things. See how these turned out for drying or displaying fresh herbs and flowers.

 

I clipped the flowers from my yard but “borrowed” the herbs from her yard.  I hope she didn’t see me cutting herbs from her garden!

 

Painted Wooden Hangers - www.michellejdesigns.com - Wooden hangers are great for so many things. See how these turned out for drying or displaying fresh herbs and flowers.

 

I think they are fun and fresh.  I have used these before but they were not painted wooden hangers.  I just used it as is with a fall printable.  It was cute but I think I like the extra step with the paint!

I love them and I hope Mary does too.

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Michelle

 


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10 thoughts on “Painted Wooden Hangers

  • Pili

    How fun having a neighbor that loves garage sales too! Those hangers turned out great, and the best thing is they were free. I don’t want to say it too loud so Mary doesn’t hear me but, don’t you think she might have not seen you taking the herbs but she might be reading it? lol. Great repurpose Michelle!

    • Michelle Post author

      Shhhh. She may not have seen this yet. LOL! Not until she gets the email. We love to garage sale together and we have so much fun. She is a great friend. Thanks so much for stopping Pili!

  • Sue

    So cute which is a word that does not describe their effect. We have some wooden hangers like this and my mind is exploding with ideas. Marth Stewart will be jealous.

    • Michelle Post author

      Thank you Sam! My friend really loved these and I hope she is using them. Thanks for hosting so we have a place to link up! I really like this party.