How to Make Antique Shoe Stretcher Hooks

I found this great pair of vintage wooden shoe stretchers.

I thought they'd make great unique wall hooks.

This part was just crying out to be a hook.

And the Brooks Brothers agreed.

Step one was to hinge them together because they
bent in half easily.


I thought they should be monogrammed with my husband and my initials so I used stickers as my stencils. 

I stuck on the stickers and traced around them.

 Then I painted inside the lines.

The next step was to distress the letters to match the old wood.

I added a hanger to the top of the shoes and they were ready to hang.

I hope you're hooked too!

Take a look at a few more repurposed hook projects:

Headboard Hook Rack.

Coffee Sign with Hooks.

Repurposed Cabinet Door with Hooks.

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  1. Nice! To distress the letters - did you just sand lightly or do something else?

  2. Susan those are so cool! I see them and like them but never know what to do with them ~ Now I do!!


  3. LOVE it!!! Super neat idea!!! I might have to steal it!

  4. I have a little collection with these shoes too. Love the addition of the monogram :) Laurel

  5. Very neat, Susan! What a great idea to use in a closet, too!

  6. Ack! SO cute and clever! I'm in love.

  7. Oh my Goodness! I Love this idea! Too Cute, Susan!

  8. Very cool! The monogram was a great adds a lot!

  9. Hey Susan - fabulous idea! I have to steal this one!

    I have tried to reach you - guess you were busy. We live near each other - you had asked me about Chalk Paint and I emailed you back where I bought mine.

    Send me an email, OK? I'd like to see if could start a Long Island Bloggers Meet Up. Would you be interested?


  10. ha! i had to check this out when i was at the savvy southern party b/c i bought 10 of these goodies from my "hoarder" and have been talking about using them as hooks!

    thanks for the inspiration...and tutorial! love the initials!


  11. Very cute, I have never seen any forms exactly like these.

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  13. Such a clever idea! Looks terrific!

  14. Wonderful idea. I have been needing a towel holder in our bathroom. Been looking for something out of the ordinary! Thanks and hope you don't mind me stealing it! Have the perfect form already! Blessings! Sandie/Steadmanscorner.blogspot


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