I had limewashed my bedroom weeks before (see DIY Project: Limewashed Walls for Modern Times on Remodelista) and had been enjoying the serenity of the freshly painted space. The one drawback? Every time I opened my closet door, it was an affront to my senses. Dingy and disorganized, it called out for a makeover—something quick and cost-effective.
And so, armed with a can of leftover paint and a yard of cotton muslin, I got to work. A day later, my closet was finally as pristine as the bedroom beyond its door.
Photography by Justine Hand for Remodelista.
Here’s the story: Years ago, Julie needed hangers for the clothing she carried in her fledgling boutique. She wanted something practical with a signature look and that didn’t break the bank. Donated wire hangers from a nearby dry cleaner were filling in until a better option presented itself, but the clothes kept slipping off. Then one day Julie was inspired by some muslin bags that came with the blankets she carried. Methodically, she began ripping the shear fabric into long strips that she then wrapped around the wire hangers.
Sometime later, during a moving sale, I bought 10 of these simple textile hangers for my own clothes. For my new closet, I wanted a complete set. And so, while the first coat of painted dried, I tried my hand at re-creating Julie’s hangers. Happily, it was very easy.
How to Make the Fabric Hangers
The Finished Look
Hang around—sorry, couldn’t resist—for some more inspiration:
- Steal This Look: The Organized Closet that Divides and Conquers Clutter
- Display-Worthy Clothes Hangers: 10 Favorites
- DIY Rustic Linen Hanger Covers
N.B.: This post has been updated with new links and prices; it was first published on Remodelista in April 2015.