I’ve got my costumes hung and bagged but I don’t have any place to put them. I’ve looked at inexpensive garment racks but I’d rather not spend a lot of money on anything until I know what I really need and where I am going to put the rack. I looked around online and read several different suggestions for garment racks. There was the usual plans for building out of wood, metal pipe, PVC pipe as well as a temporary solution using ladders.
I chose the temporary solution. Here’s a picture of a cozy and stylish version.
The nice clean wooden ladders look pretty. The clothes rod appears to be a metal pipe. A wooden closet rod could also be used.
Mine is much less cozy and stylish. I am using two utility type ladders that look more like this one. Even better, I have one green ladder and one orange ladder which adds to the lack of cozy. I am also using a plain 2″x 2″ that is 8 feet long.
I would add a picture of my rack (I can hear Sully snickering, a picture of the garment rack. Sheesh!). Anyway, no picture, my garage is a mess and I don’t want photographic proof.
I set up the ladders and they take up a fair amount of room but that’s not an issue at this point. I used zip ties to secure the 2×2 board to the tops of the ladders. the hangers hung well on the square rod, they don’t slide but I don’t need that right now. I’ve hung our costumes from this year, our vampire year, most of Boo’s dance recital costumes and the costumes I decorated with. There might be a few more in the storage box that can be hung but that will have to wait until tomorrow.
Today, I am thankful for the internet. I enjoy researching projects and getting fifty different ideas on how to do it. It’s fun to look at everything and then come up with my own version. I am also thankful that today was a pretty stress free day. I needed one of those. 🙂