Wooden Banana Hanger Repurposed

by Teri.jeffrey
7 Materials
1 Hour
Where I live, Monday is 50% off bric brac at the Salvation Army Thrift Store. With Halloween approaching, I decided to stop and find some items to repurpose for my entry table decor.
Thrift Store Finds
The wooden banana hanger and pumpkin tealight holder were perfect. And with a sale price of $3 for both, who could go wrong?
Paint to the Rescue
I decided to paint the banana hanger in a black chalky paint. Black seemed the perfect color and I had this jar in my paint stash.
Let the Transformation Begin
Chalky paint is my favorite because it's so easy to use.
From Blah to Black
Once painted, the old blah hanger had a new look.
Emory Board Keeps Working
My old "almost finished" emory boards make the perfect mini-sander when I want to distress edges of small pieces. In this case, I decided to lightly distress all of the edges.
Stencil Finish
It seemed that it needed a little pizzazz so off to my stencil drawer. Decided that I might want to use the hanger for other seasons, so went with an all-season design.
Looking Good
With the stencil design done in beige, the transformation is almost complete.
Annie Sloan Seals the Hanger
With a coat of Annie Sloan Clear Wax applied, the hanger was ready for its debut.
Completed Makeover
The pumpkin tealight holder was perfect as it was, so all it needed was a Dollar Tree battery tealight and the transformation was complete. WARNING: Do NOT use a wax tealight or other burning candle as the wood banana hanger may catch on fire.
Happy Halloween.
I added the pumpkin and cat to the grouping. It's perfect for my autumn decor.
More Uses...
The neglected wooden banana hanger won't be stored in my Halloween Storage Box. It's perfect for a display hanger.
Housewarming Gift
I liked the end result so much that I bought another one, painted it beige and stenciled a green design, added a cactus and gave it to a friend as a housewarming gift.

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  • Kelly Kelly on Oct 10, 2017

    I love this. Question from a newbie, why the wax? Is it for the hook or the whole stand?

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