Now that we’re finished building, it’s been fun to get back into little DIY and decorating projects. I have been slowly working on decorating the girls bedroom, including upgrading their closet pulls with some glass knob handles. After I finished the closet pulls, my dad gave me another three sets of vintage glass doorknobs that he found in his garage. So I decided to make walls hooks using the glass knobs and reclaimed wood. My plan is to display some of the girls’ baby dresses that I couldn’t quite bring myself to part with.
Here are step by step instructions on how to make your own wall hooks using reclaimed lumber and vintage glass knobs.
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- Sanding block
- Tape measure
- Power drill and drill bits
- Reclaimed wood (or a pine board)
- Glass knobs (I used vintage, but there’s some great ones on Amazon)
- Hex bolts
- Paint and paint brush (I used Annie Sloan chalk paint, but anything will work)
- Minwax finishing paste and lint free rag
- Monkey hooks
Step 1: Cut board
Step 1: Prepare the Wood
Step 3: Drill holes
Step 4: Finish the wood
Once the paint was dry, I did a quick wipe of Minwax finishing paste using a lint free rag to give it a super soft and smooth finish.
Step 5: Clean the knobs
My glass knobs were fairly old and dirty and the brass was very dull. I wanted to brighten them up but still preserve some of the original patina. First I tried ketchup to clean them because I read somewhere that it worked pretty well as a natural cleaner, but I couldn’t stand the smell. I don’t like ketchup unless it’s on my grilled cheese or kraft dinner. So then I coated them in some cooktop cleaner and used a scouring sponge to shine up the brass. I much preferred that smell over ketchup.
This is the before and after of the glass knobs from cleaning them. They’re not perfect, but they’re much shinier now.
Step 6: Attach the glass knobs to the wood
Step 6: Drill holes for hanging
Put monkey hooks in the wall, make sure they are level, and hang up your new creation!
I love how simple and clean the wood looks. I think the whitewash really makes the vintage glass knobs pop. It looks even better once I added some colorful dresses and pictures.
This post is part of the link party at My Love to Create, and at Remodelaholic
I love it! I also love the little pudgy hand in the bottom corner of one pic!
I love that pudgy little hand too!
Cool.. someday I am surely gonna try to make these wall hooks!
I’d love to see pictures if you do!
Ola |JadoreLeDecor.com says
Great job! I love how inexpensive this project is. The knobs look like something for a boutique. So appropriate for displaying your girls’ dresses.
Jen Gainer says
I love this project!!! The finish pictures are adorable for your little girls room. There is nothing sweeter!!!!
Sabrina @ Pink Little Notebook says
What a lovely addition for a little girls room! Great job!
Red House Style says
What a fun project with a big impact – love it!