Air tea towels on a beautifully decorated hanger

Keep kitchen linens beautifully arranged with this easy upycle idea from Country Homes & Interiors

tea towel hung on hanger

(Image credit: TBC)

Peg up tea-towels, cloths and other kitchen linens on a handy rail upcycled from a wooden coat hanger. Pretty and practical, it’s a lovely way to keep your kitchen clutter-free and make the most of unused space. Country Homes & Interiors show you how…

To make, you will need:

  • Hanger
  • Paint (we used Estate Eggshell, £53 for 2.5 litres, Farrow & Ball)
  • Crafter's varnish (we like Americana DuraClear Varnish, £2.50 for 59ml, Hobbycraft)
  • Wooden clothes pegs
  • Washi tape (Paperchase have a great selection)
  • Letter stamps
  • Ink

Step 1 Lightly sand a wooden coat hanger to give the paint grip, then wipe down to remove any dust.

Step 2 Paint the hanger with two coats of eggshell paint, using a colour that compliments your room scheme. Allow to dry between coats. Use the letter stamps to decorate, leave to dry, then finish with a topcoat of crafter's varnish.

Step 3 Dismantle a few hinged wooden clothes pegs (after making sure they fit on your hanger) and paint with two coats of eggshell paint, allowing to dry between coats.

Step 4 Put the pegs back together and decorate with strips of washi tape, shaping with scissors to fit. Why not use alternative washi tapes for each peg to differentiate between the linens, e.g. stripes for dusters, spots for cleaning cloths etc!

Top tip! To give your country kitchen a seasonal feel, peg up bundles of dried herbs such as rosemary or lemongrass. Not only do they look pretty, they act as a gentle fabric freshener - just what you need to keep kitchen linens smelling sweet.

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