Friday, March 31, 2017

hangers fit for company

we've made a lot of progress in our home since we moved in last june, but I haven't quite gotten to some of the little details yet - like these sweet hangers for our guest room {and built-in wine storage, laundry room upgrade, painting the master... but hey, who's counting?!}. I have always wanted to make these hangers, since I saw them on driven by decor via pinterest, I think. luckily, we have company staying with us this weekend and I'm happy to have had a reason to finally make these  adorable hangers!

my biggest learning from this project was how awesome rub-on letters are. I hadn't heard of them before and couldn't find them at michael's - so I was tempted to buy letter stickers. I made another stop at hobby lobby and finally found a very slim selection of rub-on letters. there were only 3 sheets left, so I bought them all and am so glad I did. these rub-on letters go on so smoothly, they look as if they were printed on the wood. I'll be honest, rubbing the letters on the wood was a cathartic experience and I basically want to rub letters on everything now.

a word to the wise - just be careful when rubbing the letters off, be gentle. I didn't have too many issues, but when I googled rub-on letters - I read a hilarious comment that said something like, "one wrong move and you end up with shabby chic." this is kind of true, once a letter gets ripped during the rub, it's game over. they scratch right off the hangers though, so it's not too big of an issue if it does happen.

I am constantly trying to think of ways to improve our guest room, I always think of it as my little single room B&B. in another life, I will for sure own a B&B in wine country or the mountains. do you do anything special in your guest room or have you ever stayed with someone who made you feel like a special guest?

what you need:
rub-on letters (not stickers)
ribbon to tie on hook, optional

I needed about 5 of the rub-on letter packs to make all my words, since 'e' and 'a' were used frequently. I'm excited to think about other ways I can use the remaining letters!
the sayings that I used for my hangers are:

welcome y'all
stay awhile
happy to have you
be our guest
warmest welcome
home away from home
sweet dreams
our home is your home


  1. This is literally the cutest idea! I love the one that says "Be Our Guest" because I'm a shameless adult fan of Beauty and the Beast!

    xoxo, SS

    Southern And Style

    1. I know, right! it's hard to hear that phrase and not think of beauty and the beast :)

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