Sunday, January 13, 2013

Pretty Rose Hangers

I love pretty vintage dresses especially prom dresses like the one below and I like to display them on pretty hangers.  I have always used the vintage satin hangers before, but I thought I would try something different.  It's easier to display folded tableclothes and linens over a pant style hanger so I picked up a few of these plain wooden hangers at a sale I went to.  I found these roses at The Bella Cottage for a pretty reasonable price so I affixed them to the hangers with E6000 glue.
I painted the hangers with antique white acrylic paint.  They were a little too new looking for me so I sprinkled instant coffee on them and then smeared them with hot water, and then I wiped the coffee of with newspaper.  It gave enough age to them to make them look vintage and I'm pretty happy with the results.  I took them to the shop already and hung them on some sweet little racks I found.
By the way, Carol at the Polka Dot Closet has a complete tutorial on making rose appliques like the ones I used here.  If I could not have found them at a reasonable price locally, I would have used her method.  Carol has a great blog so be sure to visit her.

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11 comments:

Bonnie Hitchcock said...

oooo. These are so pretty! So simple and yet so beautiful! How do think of such! Love it!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Aren't you sweet for the shout out, I love your hangers!! Did you receive the email I sent Jan 1 about guest blogging on my selling series? I stopped by because I was getting your link to add you to a post about stencils, I bought some after your post a few weeks ago. I think the hangers will be a great seller...Of course we never know

Carol

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

They came out so lovely!!
I may try this myself!!

I love Carol's blog too and she shares her inspirational ideas so freely too!

Hugs
Deb

Inma M. said...

Unas maravillosas perchas.
besos y buena semana.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

They look so pretty, especially with that gorgeous pink prom dress hanging on one!

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

I love your sweet looking hangers Maggie. Carol does have a wonderful tutorial.

Celestina Marie said...

Oh I love your hangers. They are gorgeous. Love the soft pink too. You really did a beautiful job.
I love to paint hangers too and isn't it fun to display with them.
Love the ideas from Carol!!

Have a creative week.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

karen@somewhatquirky said...

These are really pretty - and thanks for introducing me to the Polka Dot Closet!

8)(8 said...

Pretty!

Kassandra said...

Lovely idea, those roses are beautiful... Pinned it!
Hugs,
K.

Sandra said...

Wonderful idea. Love the color that was finalized with instant coffee. Thanks for sharing.
Love from Sunny South Africa
Sandra