I scrubbed the salvage pieces, gathered the supplies, was ready to start . . .
But, wait. This is HER kitchen. So, the box of supplies went to her house. After fiddling with color and arrangement, she screwed the hooks into a salvage piece.
With a saw tooth picture hanger on the back it was hung in a high traffic area, next to the back door.
Don’t you just love the layers of paint and patina of the wood? My niece got swept up in the ‘creating’ mood and made one for her room.
This was an easy, fun project. The best part was that everyone could take part.When you design and construct anything yourself, it has more value. 🙂
Supplies *any old piece of wood (we used salvaged ‘bull’s eye’ pieces) *hooks (we used World Market ceramic hooks) *screws (usually come with the hooks) *saw tooth picture hanger *hammer *screwdriver
We’re still working on the kitchen makeover. The lights are installed, window treatments sewn. The tile backsplash goes up this weekend. The flooring is next. There is a light at the end of the tunnel! I hope you’ll check back next week for an update. Thanks for stopping by!
Last fall, I found inexpensive interior doors and door knobs at Caravati’s. Since I planned to cut them into pieces it didn’t matter that the doors be in “working shape”. My plan was to make coat racks; one to help de-clutter our kitchen, one for my little niece’s bedroom and one for a local school auction.
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A skill saw was used to cut the doors along each panel partition. I added a top shelf, sanded and painted different details on each piece. Once the paints dried, I painted each with several coats of clear topcoat. After, I screwed vintage doorknobs or hooks on the bottoms.
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I free-hand painted herbs and lettering and added vintage hooks on the one in my kitchen. It is by the outside door.
The one I gave to my 9-year old niece for her bedroom is painted very colorful, still has the original lockset on it and four vintage porcelain door knobs.
For the donated coat rack, I left the original color of the door. A whimsical “good morning / good night” scene was painted using acrylics. Once all was dry, I attached three vintage ebony porcelain door knobs.