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Antique Door Knob Hanger (One Room Challenge: Week 5)

Welcome to Week 5 of my One Room Challenge. There's only one week left before all the participants share our ORC Reveals! We're in the home stretch now!

I turned a few pieces of molding and some antique glass door knobs into a stunning door knob hanger. Get the full tutorial at DIY beautify.

I've got the basics covered in the Guest Room I'm making over. I've already bought, painted, and installed the following:

bed  

This week it was all about accessories, the stuff that adds personality and life to a room.

When designing a room, I find the accessories help pull the whole look together!

Last summer I picked up 3 antique glass door knobs at an antique store. I decided to use them to create a door knob hanger for the guest room. The colors are perfect and fit the soothing, beachy theme that this room is taking on. This post contains affiliate links (*); click here for my full disclosure policy.

You can find reproduction glass knobs* online and don't forget about all the great hardware that Hobby Lobby carries.

I found some molding pieces in the cut section at Lowes and had them all cut to the same size. I didn't need to paint them because they were already white. In fact, I sanded them down a little to reveal the bare wood underneath and make them look more rustic.

The widest one, maybe a baseboard, was flipped around so the back became the front. I liked that side better because it was more distressed, plus it was the flat side so it made attaching the other pieces of molding easier.

I turned a few pieces of molding and some antique glass door knobs into a stunning door knob hanger. Get the full tutorial at DIY beautify.

The molding pieces were turned into a solid unit using a nail gun*. The challenge came in figuring out how to attach the antique knobs onto the board as they didn't have screws (I think the official word is 'spindles').

I turned a few pieces of molding and some antique glass door knobs into a stunning door knob hanger. Get the full tutorial at DIY beautify.

Mr DIY purchased hex bolts* from Home Depot, which fit the hole in the antique glass knobs. He drilled the appropriate size holes into the board...

I turned a few pieces of molding and some antique glass door knobs into a stunning door knob hanger. Get the full tutorial at DIY beautify.

Screwed in the hex knobs from the back...

I turned a few pieces of molding and some antique glass door knobs into a stunning door knob hanger. Get the full tutorial at DIY beautify.

and then screwed the knobs onto the bolts. Are you loving my ancient pliers?

I turned a few pieces of molding and some antique glass door knobs into a stunning door knob hanger. Get the full tutorial at DIY beautify.

The final step was to nail hanging hardware onto the back of the unit. I find these push-in sawtooth hangers* are much easier to attach and installed two on the back, one on each side.


That's it! No painting this week, just accessorizing! This beautiful, custom Antique Door Knob Hanger came together so quickly.

I turned a few pieces of molding and some antique glass door knobs into a stunning door knob hanger. Get the full tutorial at DIY beautify.

I spent the rest of the week bringing other accessories into the Guest Retreat, and this week I'll be creating some custom art...you get to see the whole room, completed, next week!! I hope you'll come back.

Update: here's how I've styled my antique door knob hanger...




If you missed any of the previous weeks, you can catch up here.

Week 1: Inspiration

Week 2: Painting an Oak Bed

Week 3: Bedding and Curtains

Week 4: Driftwood Painted Nightstand

Be sure to visit the other linking participants at Calling It Home to see how their room transformations are progressing.

UPDATE: You can read all about the room makeover and see the final reveal right here: http://www.diybeautify.com/2015/05/guest-room-reveal-orc-week-6.html

UPDATE: Some of you had questions regarding the size of hex bolts needed for the antique door knobs. I asked Mr Diy and he kindly typed it out for me so it would be easy for you to follow along. Here is his answer:

I don't remember the size bolts and threads. However, I may be able to help.
Simply put...Don't do the project the way I did.
The problem I had is that the threading of a hex bolt isn't exactly the same as a spindle.
Also, the threads on our knobs were damaged already.

First, make sure you have the right size. A standard knob size back then was 9/32 not 3/8.
That may be the size you have. You may have a 3/8, but double check.
I found this site, and wish I had earlier, and may re-do this project for Cindy :-)
The site ( www.houseofantiquehardware.com/door-knob-spindle ) has "Dummy Doorknob Spindles" that will likely be exactly what you need. This should make the job much easier.



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I also found both 9/32 & 3/8 dummy spindles on Amazon all $6 each. You can find them in various lengths.
Mr. Diy



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1 comment:

  1. Nice hanger, well constructed, using door nobs and sanding the mold to give a woodish look, livoly.

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