The nightmare horror show that resulted from having to rent a house sight unseen from abroad from what turned out to be the landlord (& realtor) from hell is finally over and I’m happy to report that we’re now in a fab vintage home that’s just my style and in need of home improvements so some quirky upcycled DIY projects are in the works, hooray!
My groovy new bedroom is on the top floor of this 1940’s house which means the walls follow the angle of the roof, closet space is nearly nonexistant and a free-standing wardrobe simply won’t fit.
What’s a vintage dress
hoarder collector to do?
I put on my refashionista thinking cap and created my DIY upcycled copper pipe clothing rack!
Here’s how it’s done:
Grab a length of copper plumbing pipe, hearty chain and 3 strong hooks.
Measure, drill, pound in some sturdy anchors and screw the hooks into the angled wall (or ceiling).
Hmmm, wtf is that red blob on the wall above the hooks?
That red blob is my not-so-artistic, faux brick fix for the missing area of vintage paint that had cracked and peeled off of the wall.
Once the hooks are in place grab the chain and pipe and decide what chain length is best for the height of your nearly finished clothing rack.
Create 3 equal lengths of chain and loop them over the hooks.
Pop the pipe through the chain loops and hang up your groovy garments!
(I also stuck a small piece of felt on the end of the pipe so it wouldn’t scratch the wall)