Saturday, May 14, 2011

Hangers Repurposed

Anyone that has been visiting around my blog lately knows that I have not had a lot of creativity/repurposing going on for a while now. Just other things going on, however during my rounds of the "land of blog" I saw where Joan over at "Anything Goes Here" came up with a wonderful way to use vintage wooden hangers. Since I was looking for a unique way to hang my necklaces - "My ears perked up" or "Eyes wide open" reading her post - not sure which. I knew I had some vintage wooden hangers and went on a journey to find them. The special one I wanted to find is from a famous hotel, and the hanger was made before it was renovated back in the 70's. Still have not located it, but will keep looking. Could not have gone to far as I had it after moving here and I only have 4 closets in this place. In the meantime - found these 2. This one is still in the process...........
I don't know what kind of wood it is made from (extremely hard wood), but I am having major issues attaching the cup hooks - still working on that. It was made prior to August, 1959, as Hawaii is listed separate from the USA. I had already hung some of my necklaces on this vintage hanger from New Orleans.

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I did not come up with this idea on my own, and give credit to
Joan @ Anything Goes Here - Thanks for the inspiration.

Linking up with Susan @ "Metamorphosis Monday".
Kim @ "Wow Us Wednesday"
My post that disappeared when blogger had some problems recently never came back, but I am not complaining. Google has provided this service to us for free, so can't complain.
You would have thought that I would have got more done during our "down" time - but Nooooo! I think about the only thing I accomplished was add more things to my "To Do " list. I think I added 4 more and only marked 1 off - something wrong with that ratio. :-D

Only in the 60's, and lows in the 40's the next few days - Crazy weather !!
Have a great week!
Glenda

22 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Fun idea. I love it. Hugs, Marty

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

I love this girl..Now I will steal it ha ha!! Hugs and smiles Gloria

Cozy Little House said...

The weather is crazy today here in Texas. Cool in May? I agree. I lost one post. But we are provided this service free, so I won't be moaning too much. (Your banner is very pretty!)
Brenda

Nancy's Notes said...

Great and clever idea, thank you for sharing this with us!

I'm happy I found your blog, it's great!

Nancy

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

Glenda, this is a beautiful way to display your pretty necklaces...love it...

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Great way to use those beautiful, old hangars.

Really cold here too - crazy weather, is right!

Betsy said...

Love this idea Glenda. I get to check out your necklaces again and take a peek in your cabinet:-)
It's overcast and windy here today with a lot of rain expected tomorrow.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

What a great way to use old hangers. Our temps are about like yours, now we're cold and windy. Spring has surely got to come and stay at some point. hugs ~lynne~

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

It is great that you are sharing this idea! Thanks for linking back to my blog!

We are having rainy and cold weather here! Joan@anythinggoeshere

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Crazy weather here too. It must have dropped about 30 degrees since yesterday, but as I watch the potential flooding in the southern states, I am no longer complaining:)

The hanger idea is a good one!

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

I love that New Orleans hangar! Such a vintage feel! And what a perfect place to hang your jewelry! Enjoy your weekend,

xoxo
Kathleen

lvroftiques said...

That IS a cute idea! I think I have a few of those old hangers (hanging around *winks*) I love that floral plate in he background Glenda. We've never left the sixties at my house (temps not time frame lol!) I'm sooo ready for some 70's! Vanna

xinex said...

Neat idea, Glenda! Isn't the weather funny? It's been in the high 80's to low 90's the last 3 days and then we invited people for a pool party today and it was 67 degrees. Good thing we have a pool heater so the guests were still able to swim...Christine

Monica@The White Bench said...

Love to use my coat hangers that way too! I have some hanging in my wardrobe (well, I had when I did have a wardrobe!!LOL) with all my necklaces, so I can choose the right one, matching my outfit!
Your necklaces are so pretty too!
Thanks for always treating me to the sweetest compliments, Glenda!
Monica xo

The Green Pea said...

Great idea Glenda, it might work well for scarfs too. Have a nice week. sandi

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

That was cute and clever! I am losing my creative juices too Glenda. It is just that time of year for me. I am more motived in the Fall winter months.

Porch Days said...

That is a really clever idea. If your necklaces are out where you can see them maybe you will wear them more often. Nancy H

Sue said...

I love old clothes hangers, Glenda. Using them this way shows off your jewelry AND those cool hangers! It's been raining here the past few days. We finished landscaping the front yard just in time. Obviously no time for blogging. Today is rest day so I'm checking out friends' blog posts. :-) Sue

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

That's a great idea! Came over from Between Naps on the porch.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

OH I like that idea Glenda!
And I like your cool vintage hangers too!
I hope you have a warm and sunny week to look forward to!
Cindy

Pat said...

Cute idea Glenda. I used to have some of those hangers. They may still be here someplace.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Fun idea Glenda, I'm sure going to try this soon! I sure need this, thanks for sharing, this is great! Have a nice week. I'm also at M.M. at BNOTP.
Hugs
FABBY