Just hanging…. Doornob hook tutorial.

Life can get preeetttyyy crazy round these parts, and it’s safe to say that I am NOT a morning person. So i’ve developed certain tricks to help make things roll smoothly before the coffee kicks in… One such trick is to have my outfit for the day all picked out so I just put it on after my shower…. No hard decisions necessary.

The whole pre-choosing my outfit thing was working out swimmingly so I decided to create a pretty hook / hanger to make it a pretty and functional endeavour.

Doorknob Hanger Tutorial - Purls and Polkadots

I decided to make a hanger out of one of the doorknobs left over from Mum’s birthday present.

I’ll apologise in advance for some of the dubious photographs… We recieved a replacement camera that is a step up from our old one and I am still adjusting to the settings!

Tools

Wood
Door Knob
Drill – With both spade bit and regular drill bits
Saw
Spray Paint

Tools of the trade

Tools of the trade

First job is to measure out the size of the piece of wood that you want. I was all for eyeballing, making a mark and going gung-ho but Hubster reigned me in… Lucky I have him around really or most of my projects would be a disaster…

The wrong way

The wrong way

The right way

The right way

Next you get to saw it to size… It would have been much easier had I been able to find my hand saw. The hack-saw was painfully slow.

Sawin' away at snails pace

Sawin’ away at snails pace

Spray paint that puppy the colour of your choice… I went for a baby blue.

I'm gunna be true blue baby

I’m gunna be true blue baby

Next is the hole-drilling portion of the project. If you don’t want this to lie flush against the wall, just drill a hole straight through and carry on. However, if like me, you want this to lie flat against the wall you’ll need to grab your spade bit now.

Measure out where you want your hole to be and mark with a pencil

Measuring. measuring what????

Lesson learnt

Then attach the spade bit to the drill. I used a 12ml bit because my screw wasn’t all that big. You need to concentrate quite carefully for this section as you only want to carve out a hole in the back deep enough so that the screw doesn’t protrude beyond the edge but you DO NOT want it to go the hole way through. It also requires a descent amount of pressure to get the spade bit doing it’s business.

Carefully does it

Carefully does it

Once you’ve got the correct depth, switch to your regular drill bit and drill right the way through.

Eye spy

Eye spy

Screw on your doorknob and you’re good to go. Attach to your wall as you wish, i used command strips because I wasn’t 100% sold on the location and I liked the thought of being able to move it if I so desired.

All finished

All finished

Doorknob Hanger Tutorial - Purls and Polkadots

On the wall

Doorknob Hanger Tutorial - Purls and Polkadots

Works perfectly

Doorknob Hanger Tutorial - Purls and Polkadots

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