I was in need of a place to hang up my necklaces because I was tired of having to untangle them every time I wanted to wear one. I had an old pants hanger laying around and inspiration struck! For this project you'll need a pants hanger, at least one bag of metal s-hooks, a ruler, some spray paint (your choice of color), masking or paint tape and a nail or Hercules hook. You may also need a hammer and a pair of needle-nosed pliers.
Step 1: Prepare Hanger for Painting
The first step is to prepare your hanger for painting. Tape up any parts that you do not wish to paint. Since I was using a wooden hanger, I lightly sanded the original varnish off. In a well ventilated area, give your hanger 2 or 3 coats of spray paint and let dry fully. I chose a satin black to match the colors of my bedroom.
Step 2: Remove Tape and Measure
After your hanger has dried, your next step will be to remove the painter's tape and decide how many s-hooks you will need to use. Open your hanger so that the slats aren't together, as in the first photo shown here. Next place your first s-hook on the left side and either push it down into position or hammer it down. Using your ruler, position the rest of your s-hooks evently. I chose to use 8 s-hooks and they are spaced about an inch apart. If you need to reposition a hook, use your needle nose pliers to move it into its correct place. You may need to touch up the paint. Finally close your hanger so the slats are together.
Step 3: Hang on Your Wall
The final step is to hang your new necklace hanger on your wall. If you wish your hanger to stay flat and level, you can use a bit of the tacky poster sticky stuff on the back. Untangle all of your pretty necklaces and hang those babies up on your new creation!
There you have it ladies and gents! It's an easy project that shouldn't take you more than 10-15 minutes (after your paint has dried, of course) to complete.