Posted in DIY, midcentury, Upcycle, vintage

Vintage Hangers: DIY upcycles and uses

(Post originally written for the Metrolina Restore Blog 3/23/16…)

One of my accidental vintage collections is vintage hangers. This is a genre of vintage that I’m not event sure I knew existed until I started running into them at Restores everywhere. There are basic wooden ones that have a nice patina, novelty ones for children’s rooms, branded ones that were often used as giveaways for upper end department stores and dry cleaners, wire pants hangers and tons of other  interesting variations.  I started picking them up because they were inexpensive and have discovered that they have many creative uses in home décor too!

Vintage Drycleaner hangers, via tumblr.owenandhunter.co.uk

There are so many interesting unique shapes, why not just use them as wall art?

via emmas.blog.se

I love the idea of using them to display vintage books, newspapers and magazines or even favorite prints or children’s art:

via decoracion.facilisimo.comption

And this is a clever DIY: as a towel rack in a bath area complete vintage knobs!

For some more DIY and up cycling ideas for vintage hangers check out my Pinterest board on them here. These hangers can sometimes be picked up for as little as .50- just like these I found on our last ReStore field trip to Lincolnton so start scouting for them!

What uses have you found for vintage hangers? I’d love to see….

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I am and actor and producer on the lookout for midcentury gold while furnishing my 1956 atomic ranch! Happily thrifting my way through life and sharing the info and tips as I go... I am a vintage dealer at Sleepy Poet Antique Mall in Charlotte, NC

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