“There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.”
I’ve always been a sucker for a vintage paint-by-number. Whether it’s a collection of individually framed ones…
…or a huge wall mural…
…or one that’s painted on a piece of furniture…
…I just can’t get enough of the things! I purchased this pair on Etsy a couple of years ago…
Yeah. You read that right. A couple of years ago. I loved them at first sight, but (shame on me) they’ve been sitting in the box they arrived in since the day they showed up on my porch. :-/
I’m a slow hanger.
I mean, I know when I LOVE something, but sometimes it takes me a while to figure out where/how to hang it. Half my problem with these particular paintings has been that I thought I needed to frame them. But look! Ashley at Under The Sycamore hung hers with vintage pants hangers and they look so cute!
So here’s what I did today. I went over to Etsy and searched for vintage pants hangers. I found this pair that reads “Double Star”:
I bought ’em, and I am FINALLY going to hang those paintings when they get here!! Guess I better FINALLY decide where. 😉
How about you? Fan of paint-by-numbers? Slow hanger, too?
Are you kidding me??? I just donated a couple DOZEN of those hangers before we moved!!!
Ooh, me too! I’m both a fan of paint-by-numbers AND I’m a very slow hanger. I think it’s partly that I’m not sure how or where to hang things, and partly that I’m one of those people who are afraid to put holes in walls. That fear comes from experience, though. It is just not that easy to patch a nail hole in knock-down texture and make it look like it was never there… and don’t even get me started on those drywall anchors. 😉
I would LOVE to actually paint a paint-by-number. I’m now on the hunt for a kit. 🙂
Yep, paint by number fan and a slow hanger!
Aren’t you glad you waited though?!! I think
the pants hangers are going to be perfect!!
Tonya @ Rustic and Woven
Yep – slow hanger over here too! I have things hiding all over my house that I knew I had to bring home, but haven’t found the perfect spot to hang them yet (or I’m waiting to find the perfect something else to hang with them :/). I love your paintings and the vintage pants hanger idea though – can’t wait to see where they end up! 🙂
Love PBN although mine have been boats or coastal scenes and I have been picking up wooden hangers when I’ve been out and about and love the ones with logo’s
I just bought two from my favourite thrift store. They are two tall ships. The blues and greens are beautiful and luckily, they were already framed. Still haven’t figured out where to hang them. My name is Carol and I am a slow hanger…lol.
Oh wow, now I know that “slow hanger syndrome” is really
a thing, and I’m not alone. 🙂
I like to hang things as soon as I get them…which usually creates a lot of other things being taken down, rearranged, etc… I like the horse paint by number prints… very cute for a little boys room 🙂
Oh, man…I think the mare and colt I did as a child is long gone! Who knew it would be fashionable again? And I am a slow hanger too!!
I have fond memories of doing paint by number as a child and I do like the look of them. So simple and innocent.
Lori in Prescott
I have a “husband hanger” and he is precise! Every hanging event requires a monster level, pencil, perfect hook/hangers, drill, mollies. It’s a big undertaking. I prefer just to whack it up with 1 nail. I hate to patch and spackle and do paint touch up. My big idea is to build a ledge that runs like a wainscoting throughout the house that pictures simply sit on, never needing to use a nail again!
Doreen @ Hymns & Verses
I love the idea of hanging the paintings from the pants hangers! Ingenious and perfect solution! My older sister used to paint by number back in the 70’s! I was so envious and wanted my own paint by number set, but my mother said I wasn’t old enough! By the time I was old enough, the trend was over!! I’m glad to see these paintings are being appreciated again!
I too have vintage paint by numbers waiting for the right moment and right place to hang them in my pretty-darn-modern farmhouse. One day …..
I think I have a few vintage pants hangers in my closet … hanging pictures from them is something I never would have thought of!
I love paint by numbers! I would love to build up a big enough collection to cover a wall. I recently visited my Mum and she had an old one she wanted to give away so I nabbed it. Score!
Betsy @ Happily Ever After, Etc.
Such a cute idea for hanging items that you don’t want to frame! I may have to steal this idea too! I have an old paint by number that by daddy painted as a little boy, it’s of a little puppy with big floppy ears and I love it! Mainly because of the artist 😉 but who’s keeping score!
FUNNY STORY!! I have those same paint-by-number prints hanging in my family room…my dad painted them when he was a kid 🙂
Thank you for the inspiration! My grandfather painted two paint-by-number pictures of a boy and his dog – fishing. They hung in the same place in their home for as long as I can remember. Long story short, they disappeared after my grandparents’ deaths. I just searched and found the exact ones on Etsy. They are the only ones anywhere on the web. I purchased them and can’t wait to hang these in my home to remind me of my grandparents! I wish I could post a picture of them here. Anyway, thanks again for inspiring me to look for them.
I hear ya! I am a slow hanger too! I don’t like putting things up until I am *positive* that the placement is right and it is right for the “look” that I am going for. It takes me a long time to collect the things I want to hang. My sister gave me the hardest time because I collected frames, numbers, letters, and signs for several years before I hung up my gallery wall. I took my time and now I love it! So glad I am not the only one 🙂
Oh my goodness! That is just too funny because I do the same thing. Whenever I buy something that I just LOVE … it usually stays in the box, package, or whatever for a while until I decide where I want to put it. And I have a dog picture in the package it came in from over 5-6 years ago. I’m pathetic! 😉
I am a slow framer and hanger!