the assortment of miss-matched hangers on my clothes rails have been bothering me for a while.. I guess you could call me a perfectionist (or.. weirdo?) either way I decided to give my rails an overhaul. 


the idea actually came from our stay in stockholm, our airbnb host emelie had some amazing copper hangers- as soon as spied them I knew I was going to make my own when I returned home!

making them is incredibly easy, you just need hangers and copper spray paint.



I only have a few recommendations- use wire hangers (not plastic coated) and cover the area you're spraying with newspaper (not plastic sheeting.)

I covered a large area with newspaper in my garden (it's best to work outside due to the fumes.) to avoid wasting any paint I sprayed about 25 hangers each time. pile them up so they overlap slightly then spray all over one side, leave to dry then flip them over to spray the reverse.




leave to dry fully (it doesn't take long.. pop the kettle on.)




then get hanging... 

I'm a bit of a geek so having my rails matchy matchy makes me rather darn happy! 

are you a copper addict too.. would you be tempted to try this?

back soon

caroline x









26 comments

  1. I totally understand your ocd over matching coat hangers. I went and bought a load of turquoise ones from Tiger, but your copper ones are just beautiful!

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    1. oh that's freaky I have some of the blue tiger hangers too - they're lovely haha! thanks lady :) xx

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  2. Wow my non-matching hangers never bothered me before reading this post haha! But this looks so cool, I'll definitely have to try it out. Thanks!

    Hunter // paisley-stripes.blogspot.co.uk

    XO

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    1. I'm so sad.. haha! they really did :) thanks you! xx

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  3. GENIUS. these look beautiful, i need to sort out my boring wire hangers now x

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    1. ahh yay! thanks muffin- hope you try it! :) xx

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  4. Lovin' your diy posts lately, this one is so simple and it looks great! <3

    zaras-bowsandpearls.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. This is so cool and love the DIYs.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale | bloglovin' |

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    1. thanks very much jackie- I've been really enjoying making them! :) xx

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  6. omg, I have to have to have to make those! So lovely and I really get annoyed about my mismatch of coat hangers! xx

    That Girl Rhianna

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    1. phew.. thought I was the only one who obsessed about hangers haha! :) xx

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  8. LOVE this! Need to get rid of the ancient pink velvet hangers I brought in my first year of uni!

    Georgina
    foxonthehunt.com

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    1. I have a real soft spot for velvet hangers.. retro heaven! haha thanks you :) xx

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  9. these are so cute! even better than the store bought ones.

    tonixox.blogspot.com

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    1. thanks so much you! I need so many they were a little expensive to buy :) xx

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  10. Love this, non matching hangers make me really angsty too!

    Maria xxx

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    1. whoop- we should start a hanger rehab ;) xx

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  11. Oh you put me to shame - most of my hangers are the ones they give you in Primark!! Must put my copper spray paint to good use this weekend - thanks for the inspiration, absolutely love your DIY posts!

    Karen x

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    1. haha I swear this was me too!!! I gave up and ordered 100 wire hangers so I could throw the rest away ;) xx

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  12. This is such a great idea! Quick question now that it's been a while - did the spray paint fall off/stain the clothes? <33

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    1. Hey! No not at all- no flaking or staining as long as you let them dry before you hang clothes on them. just make sure you spray only metal hangers- the spray paint doesn't cover/dry as well on plastic coated hangers! :) x

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  13. heya,

    where did you get the gold wire hangers from? Great Post

    Bunny xxx

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