Thursday, May 14, 2015

~thrifty thursday~industrial pipe picture hanger

Do you remember when I showed you the picture of our tortoise shell?
Last weeks thrifty Thursday project.
Well, it bring up this question.
Do you have an unsightly outlet or switch plate that is somewhere you don't want it to be?
Short of doing some electrical work, it's got to stay.
This is the light switch to our dining room.
I have previously covered it up with different things, but it's been difficult to turn the light on and off.

Then one day, a light bulb went off!
If I had something that sat out a bit from the wall, enough to get my hand behind it, I could still place artwork here!

To make this you will need, two street 90 degree fitting {1/2"}
One 18" black iron pipe {1/2"}
Two 1/2" flanges
Two S hooks
Two lag tight eyelets
One can oil rubbed bronze spray paint.

It's pretty self explanatory how to put it all together.
You can spray paint your pieces before you put it together or after.
I did before and then touched up places after it was assembled.
Make sure your frame is wood so the eyelets screw in easily.

It sticks out just enough to slide your hand behind it to turn the lights on and off.
Why didn't I think of this sooner?



Nancy's Notes said...

Melanie, are't you clever! I love it and I never would have thought of such a thing, it's such a wonderful piece of art!

bdennis007 said...

Where did you get your stool from? Thanks

Melaine Thompson said... :)

Heather Freeman // DecorFix said...

LOVE it!

Peggy Zortman said...

Brilliant! I'm going to do this to hide the thermostat in the living room. Thank you and have a wonderful weekend!

Rhonda Vaudt said...

That is the perfect solution! I love the tortoise shell BTW, it turned out awesome!

Mary Ann Pickett said...


Kim said...

Well thank goodness you DID think of it! i love it!!

MyRedFrontDoor said...

This is awesome!!!! I am going to be doing this upstairs in my hallway!!!! YAY! Want to know what I did with the piping?!?!??!?! Well, I will tell you!!! I made all of my home's curtain rods out of it!!!! Same exact concept and same spray paint... just longer for window treatments!!!! Cheap and looks Amazing in my coming along Industrial Farmhouse!!!!

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