I love to hang pieces of art on my wall, whether it is a photo, something my children have drawn or even my favourite album covers. Rather than buying frames which always feel a little more staged, I like the idea of using something else to hang them from. This month I have chosen to use vintage trouser hangers, painted using blush pink and copper Annie Sloan product, to create a feature wall of treasured images in my daughter’s room.
- Vintage wooden trouser clip hangers
- Annie Sloan chalk paint in Antoinette
- Annie Sloan Gilding Wax in copper
- Spray paint in gloss copper
- Masking tape
- Paint brush
- Soft cloth
- Face mask
HOW TO MAKE THIS PROJECT
Step 1: Prepare your hangers by removing any stains/marks.
Step 2: Using masking tape, cover the wood around the hanger, ready to spray paint the metal.
Step 3: In a ventilated area, with a mask over your face, spray the metal parts in spray paint. I chose a high shine copper colour. Spray on both sides ensuring you spray underneath too. Leave to dry fully.
Step 4: Remove the masking tape.
Step 5: Paint the hangers using chalk paint – I used Annie Sloan number 53 called Antoinette. Leave to dry.
You will only need a sample size pot for this project. The great thing about chalk paint is the surface needs minimum preparation which saves time.
Step 6: Using a tiny amount of the copper gilding wax, gently run onto the hanger with a soft clean cloth. I chose to cover 2 hangers with the copper and leave one pink.
Only use the copper on one side of the hanger so that none comes off on your wall.
Step 7: To create patterns with the copper wax, position masking tape onto the hanger and gently run the copper into the gaps. I chose a triangle pattern. When dry remove the masking tape to reveal your design.
I wanted all my hangers to be facing the same way, so make sure you add the copper pattern onto the right side!
I loved these and they are simple! They also look fab hanging up your favourite vinyl covers as they are works of art in themselves!