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{DIY} Gold Plastic Hangers

Know how you have a project that you know needs to be done but the sheer thought of the amount of effort needed to make it happen, keeps you in “I’ll get to it” mode? That was my daughter’s closet. The layout was awkward the walls were damaged and scuffed and just down right tragic.

With her room having touches of gold I thought it would be a great idea to carry that trend into her closet. Initially I thought about doing the rod and then decided to do the hangers, I mean how hard is it to just spray paint hangers. There is a method to every form of madness and after wasting about 2 cans and not getting the results I wanted, I slowed down and came up with a plan that wouldn’t waste as much paint and help me get the flawless gold finish on the hangers that I wanted.

Here are a few tips on how to get great results when spray painting hangers.

Use a good spraypaint:  I used Rustoleum double cover, it was about $3.67 a can. One coat was like two and I didn’t need to prime before or coat afterward

Rustoleum Gold Spray Paint


 Lay your item(s) on cardboard: Initially I laid them on plastic and when I over sprayed and the pooled paint dried it would look like this on the opposite side when I lifted it up. If this happens lightly scrape the dried paint off and start again…but just put it on cardboard or something hard, trust me.



 Pay attention to the areas that will be seen: To be mindful of the amount of paint I was using I decided to really concentrate on getting good coats on the areas that would be seen. On a hanger it’s not imperative to have the bottom as completely covered as it is the hook and edges.

Gold Hangers


Keep the strokes light and even: I strongly suggest investing $4 into getting one of those spray paint nozzles, it makes it so easy to make light and even coats. Think less is more, do two or three very light coats instead of two heavy ones Gold Hangers


Use a clear coat if you like. While I did not coat mine with a clear spray I do intend to. I’m sure you are wondering if they have chipped, or rubbed off on the clothing. No and no. I do make sure to handle them with care and there are a few nicks where I have scraped with my fingernail but nothing due to sliding the clothing off and on. I am thrilled with the results.

Gold spray painted hangers

Use white hangers: Because I just wanted to get this project completed, when the store didn’t have white hangers I grabbed the pink. Unless you are in the mood to spend extra time and money, if there are no white ones available keep looking. It took nearly two coats just to get a decent cover over the pink.

If you want to see her full closet reveal click here.  For her entire room click here.


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  • Carla says: September 22, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    I love this! When I first saw a peak of the hangers, I had planned on doing that for my daughter. Now, I just need to carve out some time to get this done.
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  • Tonya says: September 23, 2015 at 11:11 am

    very fab.
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    • Mimi says: October 1, 2015 at 3:13 pm

      Hey!! Thanks.

  • Kim says: September 25, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    This is a great idea. I love how they came out.

    • Mimi says: October 1, 2015 at 3:15 pm

      Thanks Kim!

  • Whitney 'Nic' James says: October 13, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    Had to pin this. LOVE this idea – thanks for sharing!

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  • Tara Jones says: January 18, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    I love that you thought to extend the gold accents in her room into her closet! I need to make my closet a much more aesthetic place and I know that having uniform hangers will do wonders for it. I don’t know if I’ll do gold, but I do love the idea of buying a slew of hangers that are all the same and then spray painting them a fun color.

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    The hangers look really beautiful. I have a crazy idea as well.If you hang it upside down, the gold plastic hanger will serve as a nice display piece and you can hang small accessories or jewellery on it.

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