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I'm always on the look out for unique ideas for shelves and hangers. Here are a few of my faves that I hope to implement now that I live in a funky house.

I really like the look of this coat hanger. I can see me making lots of these for the greenhouse and garden as well.




And this! What a great way to upcycle a broken chair!




And, for the music lovers, of which I am one:




A little bit of funky DIY:




A fun way to use a hollowed out log end. You could do it without the lights as well:




And I love this!




If I was building a house, every door would have this!




And last but not least - although this isn't technically a shelf, it does have hangers, AND how handy is that measurement conversion chart?! I'm definitely putting on of these on my new cupboard doors - you know, when I get some . . . :





What are some unique ideas for shelves and hangers you've found or used? Let's see photos!!

Cheers
Tracy





 
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It's not exactly unique - it's from the pound shop, but I'm really fond of this little fella.  He looks after the hats and my hori hori knife.

 
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Well, neither my husband nor I are skilled in woodcraft, but that doesn't stop us from attempting things. Here's a hat rack we made today. The wood is made from wood chewed by beavers we found our anniversary, and the antlers were from my mom from one of her father's hunting trips. I love how this rack is full of memories! It's still not quite finished (anyone have any ideas on how to affix it to the wall which has no studs?), and I'm still trying to figure out what to do with the leather strips hanging down.

The coat rack (sorry about the mess and the bad picture!) was made from drift wood my husband and I found on our trips to the beach early in our marriage. We're continually amazed that it hasn't fallen apart yet, because, like I said, we are not skilled in wood crafting!
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Hat rack made from beaver-chewed wood and antlers.
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Coat rack made from drift wood
 
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I am not at all a woodcrafter, textile techniques are my skill ... so I used textile techniques (see the 2nd photo) to make this rack (hanger?) of found branches
I use the rack to hang usefull things next to the door (keys, dog line, shawls) as well as a kind of exhibition

 
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We built this coat rack for our own house located in our mudroom, then built one for a wedding present to my wife's cousin who has a log home. She LOVED it. Yes it is quick and easy to build, but goes well with these two style of houses (ours is a timber frame).

All it consists of is a 4 x 4 barn weather beam, 5 railroad spikes evenly spaced, holes drilled at a 15 degree angle, and then have them driven in with a hammer.
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Where did you get the railroad spikes?
 
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Kind of whimsical. Old wiper blade case. Using it as upper cabinet. Holds coffee cups, sugar.
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Another 'hanger' (or is this a 'shelve'?) I made using textile techniques. I braided a long woolen cord to hold a flat cardboard box to put little things in. In the same way you can make shelves with plants in front of the window.
 
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Here's a shelf I made for my craft room from wood scraps.
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Tracy Wandling wrote:I'm always on the look out for unique ideas for shelves and hangers. Here are a few of my faves that I hope to implement now that I live in a funky house.

I really like the look of this coat hanger. I can see me making lots of these for the greenhouse and garden as well.





this is really beautiful. i gonna try and make one for my bedroom haha
 
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I love these ideas, Tracy!

This picture doesn't really do it justice, but we have a simple rack made of branches in the Fisher Price House laundry room (from this post about really saving energy by eliminating the clothes dryer).



It takes a barren, white, plastic-filled room up a little notch, I think.

 
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I love it! I've been keeping my eye out for interesting shelving/hanger ideas. So many beautiful things! I have asked The Man to put together a designated pile of tools for me to use - boys and their toys, sheesh - and will be sure to take photos of my creations!
 
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Awesome ideas!!  Thanks for sharing.
 
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We made this to tidy up our cluttered kitchen
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Hat's off (you have space!) to everyone who posted here. Inspirational! Makes me feel like an uninspired clod but I shall save this thread and peruse it regularly to nick your ideas..........
 
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Sarah Joubert wrote:Hat's off (you have space!) to everyone who posted here. Inspirational! Makes me feel like an uninspired clod but I shall save this thread and peruse it regularly to nick your ideas..........

Sarah, you're welcome! That's why we show our ideas here!
I just read an article about 'being creative' in which was told that everyone uses (is inspired by) the ideas of others. The creative part is in putting some ideas together, or making some personal changes.
 
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I love coming up with new ways of hanging things -- from sticks and antlers as pegs for clothes to old gates suspended from the ceiling to hang pots and pans (using S-hooks). Here are some other ideas I've collected over time ...

For pots & Pans ...
or  or even this ...

I like the idea of keys as hooks, but you could also use door knobs.

Like this ...


This is a great way to get a shelf and hooks at the same time.


Not to beat anyone over the head with it,   but if you find you have too many hammers (is that even possible?) here are a couple of ideas for using them ...
OR

I love these for a bathroom ...
AND

One of my all-time favorite kitchen hook ideas is to use old silverware. This is an artsy example,
but you can make them plainer by just bending spoons or forks up at the end and screwing to a wall or board like this ...
or this ...

How about these for a garage or shop?
or or

And don't forget the garden ...
or


I have saved hundreds of these things, but I'd better stop for now. If you have a particular room or theme you need ideas for, let me know -- I'm sure to have a photo or description somewhere.

 
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I use old door knobs to hold curtains open. Can't take pictures now, as I'm nursing, but hopefully I will later....

I also love using pipes for towel racks, etc. Let's see if I still have pictures in my computer...

Ah-ha!
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Hand towel rack
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Nicole Alderman wrote:I use old door knobs to hold curtains open. Can't take pictures now, as I'm nursing, but hopefully I will later....

I also love using pipes for towel racks, etc. Let's see if I still have pictures in my computer...

Ah-ha!



Nice Nicole! I love the mix of black pipes and brass -- it gives them a touch of pizazz!
 
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These are from my wish list:







 
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Here are some ideas from my favourite irish peeps




Love these guys.
If you ever need to make a hearse, check out their channel. Or a doughnut machine. Or a mjniature railway.........
 
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These are great!! I love repurposing items in a new and creative way.  Thanks for the ideas!
 
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If using natural wood, I would put borax and oils against insects...

I have just found some saw dust under some wood pieces!

Remember that linen oil has dessicants even when they do not list the ingredient, so I would use food-grade linen oil. Some mix it with turpentine...

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And using tools and spoon or forks are ok for me if recycled because useless for their former use, or else... nice and romantic but not very perma!
 
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Had some "normal" store bought hangers.  Made this, have ideas for a better version...
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