Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Laundry Closet: Hanger Holder

With my laundry closet makeover, I needed somewhere to keep clothes hangers handy. I considered several options. Hooks could hang on the wall next to the dryer, right where I needed them.. but hooks wouldn't hold many hangers. What I really needed was something that would hang on the wall like a hook, but would stick straight out instead of curving. It needed to be fairly short; long enough to hold several hangers, but short enough to be out of the way. And of utmost importance, it needed to be not sharp on the end... because I would definitely poke my clumsy self. ;)

I wandered around the home improvement store, trying to come up with a solution, when I spotted something that would be perfect.

A door stop. :D

It was just the right length, and the rubber end cap would serve a dual function of keeping the hangers from sliding off and preventing me from stabbing myself or poking an eye out.


action shot of the typical use for a door stop

As with most of my projects, I spray painted the little guys black and added bats. :D  The bats are wooden shapes from the craft store.


I spaced them out appropriately on the wall...

and they work perfectly. :D


22 comments:

  1. That is brilliant and beautifully done. I never know what to do with empty hangers, so maybe I can try something like this. Thank you for sharing your process as well as the finished result. <3

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  2. I have been going through pretty much your whole blog and the things you have done with your home are amazing! I'm completely impressed, you have a very artistic eye and can see past the problems and come up with the most incredible and interesting solutions. I'm am waiting on pins and needles to see what else you have in mind for more of your home. Also, just out of curiosity, did you ever figure out what had caused the cracking in your foundation?

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    1. Thanks so much! I love solving problems, and it's especially fulfilling when the solutions are for my own home. Some of my solutions are a bit weird... but I suppose I'm a bit weird, too. :)

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  3. Ugh sorry, didn't mean foundation, I meant your concrete deck out back that you had put in. Sorry my bad.

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    1. I can't say for sure what caused the cracks, but I think the concrete mixture wasn't quite right and/or the concrete dried too quickly. The latter seems very likely as the concrete was poured on a hot, sunny day with low humidity.

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    2. I know at Home Depot they sell a concrete fill, I'm not sure what it's called, but it's basically in a tube, like the ones you get for caulking, and you use it to fill in the cracks in your floors and such. I'm wonder if something like that would help? I know the store I was in had it right in the same section as the huge bags of mix.

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    3. Yes, it is called concrete repair or crack filler. I have some and will use it for the larger cracks, to help prevent water from getting in. It will be very obvious and look terrible on the dyed, stamped patio... but there is no attractive way to make the repairs.

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  4. They're cool what inventive idea

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  5. OMG those are adorable! What a brilliant idea! :D

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  6. Fabulous idea! When we redo our laundry room (oh how I hate that room right now), I will definitely be using this idea.

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  7. Such an awesome idea! I wonder if I can find bats like these somewhere in the UK...

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