Friday, May 13, 2011

Architectural Salvage Coat Hook

This is the stuff I love!
Taking found objects and re-purposing them into something practical and unique.

I picked up these architectural salvage pieces at a yard sale, along with a box of door knobs.

I distressed the wood a little more, using an orbital sander.
You can see a little yellow popping through around the edges.

I drilled a hole and added a screw in order to attach the knob with epoxy.

Not sure what these things are, but I picked them up at
my favorite junk shop, they work perfect for around the knob.

They have little teeth, so I just hammered it
into the wood around where the knob will go.

I picked up this epoxy at Walmart for around $3.

Filled the inside of the knob with epoxy and placed it over the screw.

Perfect fit!

I added a picture hanger with teeth on the back for hanging.

This didn't last long in the shop, it sold with in a few days!

Linking to:
Show & Tell Wednesdays 
Show & Tell Friday 
Sassy Sites


  1. Really beautiful project! I love salvage!

    I'm your newest follower and hope you'll come visit me soon at Shabby, Chic & Charming!

  2. I just got 2 or these door nobs today at a yardsale...the lady just gave them to me!
    She said she lugged them around for years... I was wondering how I was going to make towel hooks in the bathroom with them.
    love this idea! thanks for posting a 'HOW TO', Pat

  3. Great step by step pics. I think this hanger is the coolest!

  4. What a beautiful piece! Not surprising it didn't last long in the shop!

  5. Love it. The salvage piece has beautiful detail.

  6. I love the details of this piece. I have a collection of stuff like this all thought my home and love the history.

  7. Clever....creative....and CUTE!!! :)

    xoox laurie

  8. Love it. FANTASTIC repurposing. no wonder it didn't last long! Thanks for sharing the creative wheels that are turning there!!!

  9. Hi Bridget, I wanted to thank you for sharing your masterpiece on Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage! I like what you said about re-purposing things into something unique and practical. I love your door knob hanger. I featured it this week on my top favs. Hope you're having a great week, Mary :O)

  10. Oooh, love this! What a fantastic idea:)

  11. Such a lovely idea and the product turned out great. Thanks for stopping by Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays and joining the party.

  12. That is so cute Bridget~ I love it. Really a great idea~ thanks for sharing at FNF :)

  13. Such a lovely piece. No wonder it sold quickly. Whoever bought it is very lucky.

  14. Beautiful salvage & repurpose! Love the carved wood detail & hardware choice!

    -caroline @ c.w.frosting

  15. Love your blog...........I am sharing yours and mine and hope you pass it on


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