Learn how to upcycle wooden door knobs into wall hooks – for that timeless modern yet rustic appeal!
Seeing as this my first time participating in the Thrift Store Challenge, I’ve decided to keep things simple. Like real simple!
A few months back I thrifted in a very unconventional way. I eBay-ed (yes totally making that into a verb) a set of used wooden cabinet knobs from a local seller.
After giving them a quick clean and polish, I turned them into wall hooks for my entrance (which is getting a mini makeover of its own this month – you can click here to see previous room makeovers)
If you’ve ever tried searching online for trendy coat hooks and felt put off by some of the extremely high prices , you’d appreciate just how golden this idea is. And just how much money you could be saving yourself!
Remember to scroll to the bottom of this post to see what all my other friends made for this THRIFT STORE CHALLENGE.
MATERIALS YOU’LL NEED:
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- Door knobs (the ones I used where 60mm – the bigger the better)
- Dowel screws (hanger bolts) – I explain a little more about these wonderful screws further down.
- Power drill
- Wall plugs (wall anchors)
HOW TO TURN KNOBS INTO WALL HOOKS – IT’S SO EASY!!
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Cabinet door knobs come in all different shapes and sizes! The main thing you need to know is that there are knobs with either standard predrilled holes or with threaded metal ring inserts.
For this challenge I used door knobs with the threaded metal inserts. However I’m gong to be super helpful today and show you how to create wall hooks with both types of knobs (as image shown above).
It all comes down to the type of screws you use (see image below)
To explain further though – notice the difference in the screw ends. One type, screws into the threaded metal ring insert and the other directly into wood pre-drilled holes as shown below. You can find these type screws here.
For my knobs, I used these sized dowel screws (hanger bolts), but you can always buy larger or smaller depending on your hole size. I screwed the threaded end into the knob (although not pictured, you can also use pliers or this part).
Measure and mark where the hooks will go on the wall using a ruler and masking tape
Next, drill a hole with your power drill that is the length of your dowel screw.
Hammer in the wall plug (dry wall anchor) softly.
Then screw in your knob into the wall plug as tight as you can
And that’s it! You have yourself some gorgeous looking wall hooks!
Now think of all the wonderful knobs out there just waiting to become coat hooks! I kept it simple in this post, but you can paint, modpodge or stain your knobs further if you want.
And actually, these wall hooks don’t just have to be for coats. You can use them to hang picture frames too – I personally love this gallery wall by Shanty-2-chic!
I MADE WALL HOOKS FROM KNOBS – BUT NOW CHECK OUT WHAT EVERYONE ELSE DID!
- Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
- There’s no monthly theme.
- There’s no budget to stick to.
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