Sunday, June 19, 2011

U-G-L-Y (They Had No Alibi)

I have a bloggy friend named Ginger and she is awesome. She posted a really neat tutorial on a peg coat rack for her son. Go check it out. I'll wait.

Nice right? Well, the other day I was wandering through Joann (the same day I was scolded, coincidentally) and she was on my mind. Not in a weirdo way, but in a "Boy, I liked that peg board. If I found something like that, I would do it too."

I happened upon the clearance section and found some super ugly frames with hangers attached to them.  They were a steal:

As I stuck them in my cart, this cheer from high school was going through my head:

You ain't go no alibi!
You ugly!
What what?
You ugly!
(Please tell me I'm not the only one who remembers that one.)

I loved them immediately and knew that this was how I would translate Ginger's project in my own home.

Here's what you do to get these amazing results:

First, pick a pretty paper and cut it to fit the frame. Spread Mod Podge on the frame and lay your measured and cut paper on top. I like to use a credit card to mash my paper down to avoid bubbles.

Let your Mod Podge dry. Then, apply another coat of Mod Podge over the top of your paper. Let dry.

Then, I took my frames and sprayed them with Mod Podge acrylic sealer. This gives the frame a certain sheen that makes it look painted, in my opinion.
Next, I spray painted the silver part of the hangers a brushed nickel. Totally not necessary, but I like the way spray paint smells so I couldn't just leave it out.

I decided to paint the knobs blue. This pains my husband. To be honest, we'll probably paint them brown because the blue knobs are the only thing holding him back from jumping on board with this project.

I like to make him happy, so I'll hook him up with the brown knobs. (Now, there's a phrase I never thought I would type.)

I chose some sweet pictures to display and hung them on the wall in between our guest bathroom and coat closet. I think they're already enjoying their makeover and their new home.

You know they're strong if they can hold up that monstrosity.
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TriGirl said...

Oh yes, I know that cheer. We didn't have cheerleaders at my school, but for some reason i'm aware of it.

Great're so crafty!

Brittney said...

I remember that cheer haha!
Those are so cute I wish I was all crafty!!

City Life to Ranching Wife said...

Love it and yes, I remember that cheer. :)

Bethany @ A Fish Who Likes Flowers said...

I remember that cheer lol. But you made these ugly frames so darn cute! Great job on a cute makeover.

Jenae @ Wildflower said...

I so remember that cheer! and way cute find/makeover!!!

Donna U said...

Wow, this is a great idea and adaptable to bathrooms, bedrooms, hallways. That's a new cheer for me, but then I don't find myself yelling out cheers very often these days. ;)

ginger @ literally inspired said...

I love them! The paper you picked out is beautiful. Hmm.... can we trade??? Thanks for the shout out!

Jessica @ My World - Made By Hand said...

These are beautiful...LOVE them!

Amanda Joy said...

These turned out great, and the price tag makes them even better!

Delaney said...

These look fabulous! I might have to try this!

Sara said...

They are adorable!

And I totally remember that cheer!

Bizee Mama said...

Cute outcome on your project!
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Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

Those came out great!!!

A Lil Story said...

I love this idea! and I really need some more hangers like that... Great job!

Nancy StylenDecorDeals said...

Very cute! Love your blog!
I'm a new follower from the blog hop!
Hope you can hop by and visit my blog too!
Have a great week!

Grandma Bonnie said...

New follower form the Fun Tuesday Blog Hop.
Hope you follow back.

retrohipmama said...

Doooood, are you kidding me? This is super fab to the max!
Yeah, it's on my list. (but I'm keeping the colorful knobs!)
Anyhoo...great instructions and i love the fun and elegant paper. Bravo my dear!

The BabbyMama said...

Very cool! I'm psyched to do something similar, but when I was at the top of the post what I envisioned was a peg sticking out from the frame, so in essence, a much smaller hanging surface. Something for jackets and keys, not so much bags.

Eve said...

Yes, I totally remember that cheer!!! Man I gots to head out to Michael's or Joann so I can get my craft on! Thanks for the awesome instructions. You inspire me!

AngelCakes said...

SUPER cute!

Tanya @ Greetings From the Asylum said...

What a wonderful redo! Thanks for sharing!

Shauna K said...

visiting from Somewhat Simple- LOVE the makeover! definitely totally cute and classy now :D

Heather (One Take On Life) said...

Wow I love what you did with them. Found you through Raven's spell.
You are making me want to go to Joann's right now, and sadly I can't. Maybe this weekend.

Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

Love it! Thanks for linking up to "It's a Party"!

Mindie Hilton said...

Love these.

I am just reminding everyone about tonights link party that runs Friday evening through Mondays!
I also have an ongoing give away link party now too.
Hope to see you soon.
come strut your stuff

Lauren said...


Celeste said...

Love this thank you for sharing

Confessions of a Stay at Home Mommy said...

Those look great! I would love it if you would link up to my Tuesday Confessional link party going on now: I hope to see you soon!

Ashley@EisyMorgan said...

Great job, I am featuring you today at my party! Thanks for linking up!!

Katy said...

I love to make crafty letters with that paper method! Works like a charm!