We are thrilled to have the opportunity to introduce you to sweet Brook of Being Brook. She’s a fellow contributor to Infarrantly Creative, and was a part of our Blogging 2 Better group. She’s insanely talented and her projects are sooo beautiful! Her incredibly adorable fabric wall map happened to be our favorite project from our summer challenge!
Hi East Coast Creative Readers! I’m Brook and I blog at BeingBrook where I share tips and tutorials on building, sewing, crafts and home decor! I’m a military spouse so I move frequently and am always striving to Create Awesome wherever our family ends up!
Today I have a tutorial on how to make a keepsake hanger out of an antique doorknob!
2 pieces of pine 1″x4″ cut into a square
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint & Clear Wax
Antique Door Knob
Epoxy Resin (I used Envirotex Lite)
I needed something to screw into and antique door knobs don’t usually take standard screws. So I started by taping off my antique door knob and mixing up some resin to fill the old screw hole. Beckie from Infarrantly Creative has an in depth tutorial if you need more help with this part. Then I painted my two pieces of pine with Annie Sloan Chalk paint in French Linen which is the same color as my daughter’s dresser.
On one of the wood pieces I used my keyhole bit on my router to make a spot to hang the little doorknob shelf from the wall. The other piece of wood I marked the middle and then 1/2 inch down on each side and traced two lines to give the front of the wood a little angle.
I used a miter saw to cut the angles out and then nailed the top of the shelf to the bottom piece with a nail gun and finish nails. You could totally glue and hammer this with regular nails too.
Now it’s time to drill a pilot hole in the wood for your doorknob and drill a pilot hole into your doorknob where the resin is.
Then crew a screw through your wood into the doorknob. Once my little shelf was all built I touched up the paint and waxed it with some soft wax.
Finished! I am using my little door knob shelf to display my daughter’s keepsake baby dress and a little cup that was a special baby gift.
Thanks so much for having me Monica and Jess! I’d love it you came by and visited me at BeingBrook to see some of my other projects!
Isn’t she amazing?! We seriously envy that girls talent and creativity. Thanks, Brook!
when choosing your door handles you need to consider whether some of your doors will require a lock such as on the bathroom doors and on some bedrooms.
LOVE the fabric wall map! At age 35 I’m memorizing all of the states…I’ve gotta check out how you did it:)