Dress Up Your Wooden Hangers

We are also always looking for ways to infuse a bit of our style into our everyday lives. Instead of using a mish-mash of random plastic and wire hangers, we picked up some inexpensive wooden hangers to organize our closets. We couldn't help but embellish a few! Intersperse some in your closet, hang one for a robe on the back of the bathroom door and hang a few in the guest room closet.

Wooden Hangers (We picked up 8 for $4 at IKEA)

Paint (We use Behr Ultra Matte in Winter Fresh)

Foam Brush (Create for Less)

Metallic Gold Sharpie


Pencil with New Eraser

Transfer Paper (We recommend Saral as any extra residue wipes clean with a wet cloth)


Mint with Gold Dots: Paint hanger. Add polka dots freehand using a Metallic Gold Sharpie.

Natural with Mint Dots: Add paint dots freehand using paint and an unused pencil eraser.

Mint with "You Look Marvelous" and Arrows: Paint hanger. Draw arrow lines using a Metallic Gold Sharpie and a ruler. We added our arrow points freehand. You can then write any phrase you like or Use the template we'e created and apply it to the hanger using transfer paper. Use a damp cloth to remove any transfer paper residue - don't worry about swiping over lettering as it will not smudge. Then, you simply copy over text using a Metallic Gold Sharpie. To download the temple, visit: http://bit.ly/1SbMg29
Little Yellow Couch (Karen Grant & Zandra Zuraw)
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  • Diggin The Desert Diggin The Desert on Feb 08, 2016
    I have, as I mentioned, wooden hangers similar to the lovely hangers you created; I love both but have a problem with open neck tops and dresses sliding off the ends and winding up on the floor of my closet :( Can you think of anything we can apply or fasten to the ends of the hangers to stop our clothes from falling off?

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  • Diggin The Desert Diggin The Desert on Feb 08, 2016
    They came out great; it's good to know the metallic sharpies will do so well over paint. I have a lot of very old wooden hangars but am not quite sure I want to cover their beautiful wood grain and rich color with paint. I like your idea of getting some from Ikea instead :D

  • Yes, those old ones are so beautiful on their own! We also love the old hotel hangers that you can sometimes find in antique shops.