Shabby Cottage Plant Hanger Re-do

THIS PLANT HANGER HAS SEEN BETTER DAYS!!

IT IS NO LONGER STURDY ENOUGH AS A PLANT HANGER ,BUT IT HAD SUCH A PRETTY DESIGN I KNEW IT COULD BE USED FOR SOMETHING ELSE.

I LOVE THE CURLS OF WIRE ALL AROUND THE OUTSIDE, AND JUST COULDN’T BEAR TO THROW IT OUT.

I FIRST USED A WIRE BRUSH TO GET ALL OF THE OLD PEELING PAINT OFF.

SINCE SOME OF THE BOTTOM  STRUCTURUAL METAL HAD COME    APART, I USED SOME LIGHTWEIGHT WIRE THAT I HAD, AND STARTED WINDING IT BACK AND FORTH AND AROUND OVER AND OVER , PULLING IT TIGHT EACH TIME AND MAKING IT SECURE ENOUGH TO STAY TOGETHER,UNTIL I HAD PUT THE ORIGINAL FORM SORT OF BACK TOGETHER AGAIN, KIND OF IN A SPIDERWEB OR WEAVING DESIGN, UNTIL IT WAS STURDY AGAIN. KIND OF LIKE HAND SEWING, BUT WITH WIRE.

 I THEN SPRAY PAINTED THE WHOLE THING WHITE, USING A PIECE OF CARDBOARD BEHIND IT TO CATCH THE EXCESS PAINT AND KIND OF “THROW “IT BACK ONTO THE HANGER INSTEAD OF THE PAINT GOING OUT IN THE AIR.

I HUNG IT ON A LOW BRANCH OUTSIDE TO DO THIS, AS I COULD WALK AROUND IT SPRAY PAINTING IT, AS WELL AS GETTING A GOOD COAT ON THE UNDERSIDE, THE CURLS,AND THE CHAINS CONNECTED TO IT, AS WELL AS THE HOOK AT THE TOP.

SINCE IT IS NO LONGER STURDY ENOUGH TO HOLD A PLANT, (UNLESS IT WAS ARTIFICIAL PLANTS/FLOWERS IN A LIGHTWEIGHT PLASTIC POT), I DECIDED, AS A SHOPOWNER, THAT IT WOULD BE A GREAT PLACE TO DISPLAY VINTAGE LINENS IN THE SHOP!I

iT COULD ALSO BE USED FOR DISPLAY IN A SHOP TO HOLD OTHER LIGHTWEIGHT THINGS , LIKE GREETING CARDS, LINENS FOR SALE, STUFFED ANIMALS,APRONS, PLACEMATS,NAPKINS,POTHOLDERS,OR REALLY ANYTHING THAT WON’T PUT A STRAIN ON THE BOTTOM PART. WE ALL HAVE THINGS IN THE SHOP THAT ARE LIGHT, AND WE ARE ALWAYS TRYING TO FIGURE OUT A PRETTY AND DIFFERENT CONTAINER,SUCH AS THIS, TO DISPLAY THEM IN.

IT WOULD ALSO SERVE WELL USED IN YOUR ‘POWDER ROOM’ HANGING FROM THE CEILING TO HOLD SOME PRETTY HAND TOWELS OR BATHCLOTHS! OR EVEN TO DISPLAY SOME OF YOUR OWN VINTAGE LINENS IN YOUR HOME.

THERE IT IS. “NEW” LIFE FOR AN OLD, BUT PRETTY,PLANTHANGER!

ALWAYS REMEMBER, WHEN SEARCHING YARD SALES, THRIFTS, ETC., DONT SEE THINGS AS THEY ARE, BUT SEE THEM FOR WHAT THEY ‘”COULD”  BE , WITH JUST A LITTLE IMAGINATION AND A CREATIVE TOUCH. HAVE FUN!!

‘TIL NEXT TIME……PEGGY

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