Hello you wonderful people,
Today’s DIY is a rather easy project. Here is how I got to it:
Our apartment is not really big. It’s rather small to be honest and I don’t like regular German wardrobes – you have to use a whole wall and display all of your coats and everything right there in the hall. And we just don’t have the space to do that. When you walk into our entrance door you are standing basically right there – in the apartment and to me all of the shoes displayed and coats hanging around somehow makes the apartment look unorganized or I don’t know it just doesn’t give me a warm „homey“ feeling seeing all the coats all the time.
So we started to think about what we could do instead. We have a little walk-in-closet but the space is really limited and most of the walls are already full with shelves and our closet. But behind the door there is a little wall space which was still free. I started looking around on the internet to find cute, pretty knobs to stick to the wall and then hang all the coats there. They coats would be put away in the most space-saving way. The problem was, I couldn’t find cheap knobs to use. Thinking that we probably have around 20-25 coats (winter, summer, leather jackets, trenchcoats etc) I would need a lot of knobs and I could only find some pretty ones that were around $22,50 for 2 knobs, which would sum up to $280,00!! So that wardrobe would end up being way to expensive for me. But then, I found what I needed at IKEA :)
5 Hangers in different colors for $7,99 that was perfect :) The only problem left now was that I like things in our apartment to fit well together colorwise –> and the bright colors of these hangers would definitely not fit in our grey,black, white, wood, copper apartment. Therefore, I decided to just paint them with acrylic color (I still had some left our from painting so I figured I’d just try using them). What I used was :
Because right now copper is just my favorite color to make things in my apartment „pop“ I went for copper and grey :) I was really happy that you could take off the colored tops of the hangers, that made it a lot easier to paint them.
So Step 1:
Take off all the caps and start painting them
Let the hangers sit there and dry for 1 day (depending on what color you use of course).
Put the hangers back together and stick them to the wall. IKEA already has adhesive tape applied to the back so it is really easy to use. But, again you need to be patient because you need to leave the hangers alone for 12hrs.
Hang up all your coats :)
PS: I think the wardrobe hangers look nice without coats too. Kind of like wall art. The hangers could of course also be used for purses or necklaces :)