I really debated using that title for this post. I didn’t want to give any of you a scare, thinking that I was giving up blogging. Nope, so far I am hanging in there (bwa, ha, ha, ha).
This post is about actual hangers. Although maybe I could give the title a double meaning. I’m hanging up the Wednesday travel posts, and instead I’m going to try to feature a small decorating project every Wednesday. Something that can be pulled together in an afternoon. We’ll see how long I can keep it up.
So, as I said, today’s post is about actual hangers. Vintage wooden advertisement hangers that is.
I pick these up whenever I see them at garage sales. Sometimes if you dig through a box of plain wooden hangers you’ll find one or two with advertising on them. I usually pay less than a dollar each.
Oddly enough, I rarely find hangers from local shops. So far I just have one, and it’s not one of my favorites.
I decided to use a few of the hangers in the simplest way possible in my master bedroom.
First I printed out some of my favorite travel photos (oh, maybe there is a hint of a travel theme to this Wednesday post after all). The top two photos on the wall are from Prague, the bottom photo is from Vienna.
Several years ago I had Photoshop on my computer and I had some great plug in’s. When my computer crashed in 2014 I lost them and never took the time to reinstall them. Now I can’t even remember the name of the plug in! Ugh. But the two Prague photos were altered using that plug in. The Vienna photo was altered using a Picmonkey effect called Filmstock.
Isn’t that a gorgeous building?
I printed the photos on matte photo paper (I use Target’s Up & Up brand).
Then I gathered up some vintage metal clips (another thing I like to grab whenever I see them at garage sales) and simply clipped the photos to the hangers.
I hung them on the wall between my windows and my closet. They fit perfectly there and it seems apropos to have ‘hanger art’ next to the closet.
I wondered whether or not the photo paper would curl a bit in humidity, but they’ve been up for close to a month now and we’ve had plenty of rainy weather and so far, so good.
Down the road I can easily change up the photos on a whim, or if they start to look less than fresh.
So the next time you see some old advertisement hangers, consider nabbing them and creating a gallery of ‘hanger art’ yourself!