So not exactly upcycling but cleaning and updating the hanger.
So you will need:
- A vintage concertina coat hanger (from Etsy, Ebay or flea market)
- Rust remover solution
- A pot of primer, and different paints (go for paint testers, you do not need that many)
- Some masking tape (depending on the effect you want)
- Optional: a varnish spray
|Forgot to take a picture of our original one so here is one I found on Etsy|
So we had to mark down all the different bits and pieces, and how they fitted together (take a few pictures to make sure you put it back in the right order).
The rusty screws and washers were removed and the parts were cleaned (I used wipes to get rid of the dust and the blackness of some bits, Mr MiH removed a layer of orangey varnish by scraping it out with scissors). I used the masking tape to make the pattern.
We left the screws and washers in some HG rust remover solution that worked overnight.
Started painted all the little bits and pieces (we used a primer first, and then two coats of paint) - the drying is the tricky bit.
And one purple one finished - although a bit too mat a finish for out taste. So we bought a varnish spray (Plastic-Kote Projekt Spray - Fast Dry Enamel), and sprayed the whole structure and left it to dry in the afternoon and overnight.
A new cool hanger for the little one's towels.
All I need is Mr MiH to put it up!