August 6, 2011

diy coat hanger

This was my semi-first diy project! I saw this on Pinterest first and I just HAD to make one. And because I love anything Mason Jars. This was also a “mini” date night project with the hubbs. He helped me! Go Dougie!

What I used:
-a board. (ours was an old shelf that we found). It can really be any size you want it to be, just make sure it’s thick enough to screw on the hangers.
-a wire clamp (one to fit the size jar you will use)
-spray paint (one for base color, one for stencil)
-stencil of your choice
-3 hangers
-2 decorative hooks (to hang with)
-a jar of your choice. I used a mason jar.
-something pretty to put in the jar (I’m using fake flowers for now lol)

All in all, it was pretty simple. BUT, I’m a little slow and didn’t think before I painted with the stencils. I should have sponged the paint on….not spray paint. Eh, you gotta learn right?
So it has a sort of “distressed” look to it…not on purpose lol. But it will work for now.
I chose turquoise and red because that will be the accent colors of my kitchen. It’s a rental house (in the family) and they don’t want us to paint the real wood that’s in the kitchen and dining room.
So I will just have to work around that and use lots of prettiness to cover it up haha! (I hate wood…unless it’s in a cabin of course. But we live in no cabin.)
Tomorrow I will be working on the kids’ growth charts! It will be my first time using Mod Podge. I’m excited!!

And also, sorry for the sucky camera is going whack. Time to get a new one!! :)


Anonymous said...

Congrats on your first DIY. :) Found you via Weekend Wind Down.

Monica said...

I used Mod Podge for the first time a couple weeks ago. I just cut out a bunch of magazine pictures that appealed to me and pasted them on a stretched canvas and covered with several coats of Mod Podge...instant art!!
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