Vintage Doorknob Hooks

This was a SUPER easy project to do… for me the hardest part was figuring out how to do it and since I have already done that for you the hardest part for you will be finding the perfect knobs… lucky you!

I bought a BUCKET full of these vintage knobs, I know… some people will hoard anything ;) Some of them were full sets, but these were a few of the single ones, they were exactly what I was looking to use for this project. They are rather beautiful and aged and perfect for installing in the new dressing room area we are working on for our youngest daughter.

I bought a two part epoxy “Steel Stik” and some hanger bolts for wood application. Below are all the items I needed to complete this project, except for the gloves…

This is what the roll of epoxy looks like when you remove it from the tube. You just cut off a small amount, it dries super fast so just cut off what you can use in 3 minutes…

PLEASE use gloves… it’s more awkward but necessary, you do not want this stuff on your skin! You knead the epoxy with your fingers until the two colors blend into one.

I rolled it into a worm shape and shoved it into the stem of the knob. Make sure you put enough, you want the bolt to push it out some so you know you have it in there snug.

Insert / push the hanger bolt as far as you can into the stem of the knob. Then remove any excess that is squeezed out of the side or top, I used the knife to scrape it off.

Make sure your bolts are level, I just eyeballed mine and that appeared to be good enough. The product sets in 3-5 minutes and in an hour can be drilled, tapped etc..

While the product was setting I drilled a hole in the wood shelf supports. This is why we installed the supports out further than the shelves… you will need to screw these knobs into a stud or wood support of some sort!

I screwed the knob in once the product had set… this project was seriously just as easy as I’m making it sound.

Now she can hang purses, hats, scarves, robes, outfits whatever she wants from these knobs… I’m installing 6 in the closet… you never know what a girl will want to hang up… and I’m HOPING that she will want to hang up stuff on her “new” super cool knobs! I do all I can to help the girls stay organized and have clean rooms but you know the old saying “you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink” so it will be interesting to see what she eventually ends up hanging on these… as long as it’s something I will consider this experiment successful!

By the way if you are looking for some vintage knobs let me know… I’ve got quite a few left over Smile

Thanks for stopping by…

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About Susan @ Uniquely Yours or Mine

Hi, my name is Susan and I’m a furniture hoarder… whew, now that I have said that I feel so much better! Anyway, I started this whole furniture refinishing and blogging business in 2011 and I have LOVED every minute of it! It’s not “easy” by any means but it allows me to utilize my creative side and meet lots of wonderful people… it is seriously my dream occupation! I have been refinishing furniture for myself for over 20 years but never gave any thought to doing this for others until my kids had gotten to the point that they didn’t need me as much… sad but true! So now I’m a stay at home mom and wife who has decided that fixing up and painting furniture is so much more rewarding than vacuuming and grocery shopping… my house is never quite as clean as I would like for it to be and there is furniture everywhere… but I couldn’t be happier! I hope you can come along on this journey with me!

Posted on December 7, 2012, in Interior Spaces and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 17 Comments.

  1. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co.

    So much cuter than a hook from the store!

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  2. This is awesome! I have a bunch of knobs that I am going to do this to. I had seen a tutorial using the liquid expoxy, but this is SO much easier. Thanks!

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  3. i love this idea! they look great and you did a great job!

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  4. susan, i love the age of these and how you have incorporated them into a place to use and see their beauty.

    if you find a moment, stop by and enter my giveaway, we’d love to have you.

    smiles.

    michele

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  5. So Cool! & Easy too! Thanks for sharing. Dee from My Painted Stuff

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  6. Awesome. I have a few of those knobs I was going to make a coat rack out of and now I don’t have to figure it out ;) Thanks!

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  7. I have been wondering how to do this! Isn’t it great what blogging can do?
    Thanks, I have filed this away.
    Nancy

    http://wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

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  8. Great use for these knobs, and great way to show them off. I have always loved these vintage knobs. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. I’ve wanted to know how to do this! Pinning!

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