DIY color dipped clothes hangers | sugar & cloth

DIY Color Dipped Clothes Hangers

DIY color dipped clothes hangers | sugar & clothDIY color dipped clothes hangers | sugar & cloth

photos by Jared Smith

With it being “winter” here in Houston for the last month and a half, I’ve finally decided to create a cute designated space for our coats and bags that isn’t the middle of the meeting table and every chair back in the room. We got this legit brass clothes hanger from Avelere that was begging me for a pop of color, so I came up with these DIY color dipped clothes hangers.

Yes, I know, you’re now all wondering why I would randomly have clothes hanging from our studio coat rack. Well my friends, I have to keep the mystery of the studio alive a little bit or you’ll have already seen everything by the time the studio launch party and tour rolls around! Plus a non-studioesque setting would be more relatable to most for everyday use anyways. Speaking of which, if you’re a household with lots of littles running around, color coded hangers might be the perfect weekend DIY for making everyone a designated foyer space!

DIY color dipped clothes hangers | sugar & cloth

Materials:

  • Interior/exterior satin paint samples from the home improvement store
  • brass clothes hangers
  • brass coat rack (only sort of optional because it’s awesome)

DIY color dipped clothes hangers | sugar & cloth

The reason I used interior/exterior paint on the handles was so that it would withstand movement and wear and tear a bit better (in theory!), and is much, much sturdier and thicker than craft paint when it dries.

DIY color dipped clothes hangers | sugar & clothDIY color dipped clothes hangers | sugar & cloth

You’ll want the paint to be thick so that it covers the metal well, so to do that I just dipped the handles straight in the paint, then held the hanger above it for about 30 seconds while most of the excess dripped back into the bucket.

DIY color dipped clothes hangers | sugar & cloth

To let them dry, I strung two wooden paint stirrers across two stacks of boxes with craft paper underneath, and just let them drip dry while hanging upside down. You’ll want to make sure that no drips dry onto the handle, but instead, keep an eye on them to shake off any big globs so they don’t dry misshapen, I made that mistake on accident!

DIY color dipped clothes hangers | sugar & clothDIY color dipped clothes hangers | sugar & clothDIY color dipped clothes hangers | sugar & clothDIY color dipped clothes hangers | sugar & cloth

Also, a quick thanks to our studio neighbor, Sandy, for letting us permanently borrow a set of her brass hangers after we drove around for two hours hitting up every store we could think of to try and find some! Seriously, they’re a hot commodity!

sources: DIY sequin ampersand  //  let’s do this artwork custom by Ashley for the Sugar & Cloth studio //  brass clothes hanger from Avelere // polka dot shirt, last season Anthrpologie // pear sweater, last season JCrew Factory // pink dress, by Everly // brush stroke dress, French Connection

DIY color dipped clothes hangers | sugar & cloth

DIY Color Dipped Clothes Hangers

DIY color dipped clothes hangers | sugar & clothDIY color dipped clothes hangers | sugar & cloth

photos by Jared Smith

With it being “winter” here in Houston for the last month and a half, I’ve finally decided to create a cute designated space for our coats and bags that isn’t the middle of the meeting table and every chair back in the room. We got this legit brass clothes hanger from Avelere that was begging me for a pop of color, so I came up with these DIY color dipped clothes hangers.

Yes, I know, you’re now all wondering why I would randomly have clothes hanging from our studio coat rack. Well my friends, I have to keep the mystery of the studio alive a little bit or you’ll have already seen everything by the time the studio launch party and tour rolls around! Plus a non-studioesque setting would be more relatable to most for everyday use anyways. Speaking of which, if you’re a household with lots of littles running around, color coded hangers might be the perfect weekend DIY for making everyone a designated foyer space!

DIY color dipped clothes hangers | sugar & cloth

Materials:

  • Interior/exterior satin paint samples from the home improvement store
  • brass clothes hangers
  • brass coat rack (only sort of optional because it’s awesome)

DIY color dipped clothes hangers | sugar & cloth

The reason I used interior/exterior paint on the handles was so that it would withstand movement and wear and tear a bit better (in theory!), and is much, much sturdier and thicker than craft paint when it dries.

DIY color dipped clothes hangers | sugar & clothDIY color dipped clothes hangers | sugar & cloth

You’ll want the paint to be thick so that it covers the metal well, so to do that I just dipped the handles straight in the paint, then held the hanger above it for about 30 seconds while most of the excess dripped back into the bucket.

DIY color dipped clothes hangers | sugar & cloth

To let them dry, I strung two wooden paint stirrers across two stacks of boxes with craft paper underneath, and just let them drip dry while hanging upside down. You’ll want to make sure that no drips dry onto the handle, but instead, keep an eye on them to shake off any big globs so they don’t dry misshapen, I made that mistake on accident!

DIY color dipped clothes hangers | sugar & clothDIY color dipped clothes hangers | sugar & clothDIY color dipped clothes hangers | sugar & clothDIY color dipped clothes hangers | sugar & cloth

Also, a quick thanks to our studio neighbor, Sandy, for letting us permanently borrow a set of her brass hangers after we drove around for two hours hitting up every store we could think of to try and find some! Seriously, they’re a hot commodity!

sources: DIY sequin ampersand  //  let’s do this artwork custom by Ashley for the Sugar & Cloth studio //  brass clothes hanger from Avelere // polka dot shirt, last season Anthrpologie // pear sweater, last season JCrew Factory // pink dress, by Everly // brush stroke dress, French Connection

Comments

  • Nettie

    01.15.15

    This is so cute and practical too!

  • So simple to do and pretty. I love them and they look great on the sleek clothes rail x

  • sina

    01.15.15

    can I ask what colors of paint you used?

  • Maru

    01.15.15

    This is SO cute, I love it!

  • Barbara

    01.15.15

    super cute idea! i have a lot those simple, ugly, black hangers, I didn’t know what to do with them, ’till now. Thanx :)

  • Brittni

    01.15.15

    These are SO awesome. Kicking myself for not thinking of this one.

  • writingmonique

    01.16.15

    These are so cute, absolutely gorgeous!

    WritingMonique

  • Aga

    01.16.15

    Simple ideas are always best ;) These are super cute!

  • Emilee

    01.19.15

    Wow, this is so simple but adds such a cute pop of color!

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