Fronkey? Repurposing an old clothes hanger

June 28th, 2009 in member junk     
stpaulgirl7 stpaulgirl7, member
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Goodwill find, turned Garden Art. Are they Frogs or Monkeys?
I wanted to paint them in some cool colors for the garden.
We call them our colorful Fronkeys
Here is how they look now, one even has sandals.
Goodwill find, turned Garden Art. Are they Frogs or Monkeys?

Goodwill find, turned Garden Art. Are they Frogs or Monkey's?


I stopped at a local Goodwill and came across this cholthes hanger, of metal frogs. I thought they would look good painted and put in the garden somehow. When I checked out,  the girl said

"How cute, Monkeys? " I told her they were frogs, but of course she was looking at them from a different angle right?  When I got home I showed my husband, explaining how I thought it would make a nice addtional to the garden.  Showing him the metal hanger; he said "Monkey's"? 

    I'm not sure where these monkeys come in, I said they are frogs. Who would have thought now we call them Fronkeys since everyone sees one or the other. Cleaned and painted with metal paint. I havent decided about how to hang them yet in the garden. I could mount on a fence or add a pole or if I should leave the hanger parts on or not?

PS Excited to finally share a project with such a talented group.  I always like the inpirations you all share.


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, metal, artwork, eclectic, garden, brass-metallic, painted

Comments (5)

suewhitney writes: How cute are these little froggie guys? Absolutely adorable. Nice work!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 9:55 am on June 30th
alicemom writes: What a hoot! I got a big laugh about the "fronkey". Outside is a great spot. Hanging herbs??
Smiles, alice Posted: 10:28 pm on June 29th
CottageElements writes: Thanks for sharing StPaulGirl7 (from another Minnesotan). Your frogs make me laugh! They would look adorable in a kids room, or on a shed. I also love the idea of holding towels and wet swim suits.

Lani Posted: 2:38 pm on June 29th
RustyDiva writes: Very "frogilicious". I love em. They will be an awesome addition to your garden. Good paint job. I'd leave the hooks cause you never know when you might find more junk to hang. If you had a pool, they could hold towels and wet suits. Posted: 11:37 am on June 29th
grannijo writes: "Fronkey" is a very cute name for them!!!...they really look like frogs to me...lol..very cute painted..I would leave the hangers on them..might find some small items to hang on them...like "bling" or mini bird houses...thanks for sharing!...sharon Posted: 7:35 pm on June 28th
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