leah’s ebay find: vintage pants hangers for displaying art

This genius idea, from the Summer 2008 issue of O at Home, has been making its way around the interwebs recently. And for good reason: Using vintage wooden pants hangers is a simple, clever, and inexpensive alternative to framing your prints and photographs.

Here’s another iteration of the idea from Jean and Dylan, the bloggers behind Ladies & Gentlemen Home, who came up with a
grid-and-hangers system to display art without marring the walls in their rented Seattle apartment.

Want to try it yourself? You can find the vintage clamp-style hangers at flea markets and garage sales — or maybe even in the back of your parents’ closet. And, of course, there are dozens of them to be had on eBay at any given time. The set shown above, for instance, includes seven hangers in a variety of sizes. Current bid: $10. (Hurry — the auction ends Tuesday afternoon, July 1.)

See more of Leah’s great finds at her blog, More Ways to Waste Time.

What a great idea! I wish I would have thought of this when I was bashing huge nail holes in the walls of my first college apartment.

That is a clever idea!

This is awesome. By the way, about 6 months ago I found these kinds of hangers in the dollar aisle at Target and bought several. It’s one of those things where you having to keep watching……

I absolutely love this. Such a great idea.