Wednesday, December 7, 2011

I Can Do That!

Have you ever walked into a store, looked at a catalog, or seen something online and said, “I could make that!”?

Yeah, me too.

So often, I really want t0, and have every intention to, but reality sets in and the cool thing “I just know I could make” never gets made.

Well, here is something so simple and smart, aside from the hassle of driving over to your local salvage store, or having a few of these puppies on hand, it’s practically a no-brainer DIY project and something the most novice DIYer could get a handle on.

Here’s what you’ll need:
  • 1-3 (or as many as you want) vintage or antique door knobs
  • screws to fasten the knobbies to the wall or surface you're mounting them
  • screwdriver or drill
  • optional: paint and brush
Here’s what you do:

  • If you’d like a more "modern" look, paint each door knob the same color (or complementary tint) as your walls. It’s best to complete two coats for full coverage. Allow to dry. NOW, you don't have to paint them at all if you want a more classic-contemporary look...but, really what turn of the century home (the 19th into 20th century that is) had doorknobs mounted to the wall for hanging things....
  • You can secure the knobs with a touch of glue from behind so the don't wobble (like all of my door knobs do)
  • Find the screw or mounting holes on the top and bottom of each door knob plate.
  • Screw to wall either vertically or horizontally.
  • Hang your stuff....


Karen said...

Horizontally- this would make an awesome coat rack for some people in this house.

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