How to transform old door locks into something uniquely new.
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
It’s time to teach an old door new tricks. If you’re a fan of upcycling, try this DIY project for repurposing old doors and door locks.
Create a towel rack
Think about it. How often do you already hang things on your door knobs? If your old door knobs still look fabulous but fall short of working great – here’s looking at you, vintage homeowners – this is the perfect opportunity to retain the classic style in your house without sacrificing security and convenience.
Bless’er House takes us through the steps for creating an antique door knob towel rack. In a nutshell, you’re simply going to screw the knobs to some kind of base – wooden planks, picture frames, salvaged wood or even just the wall itself.
Spruce up the entryway
You can keep the entryway theme going by using a door as your base like Rustica did. Just refinish it to match the room’s style, turn it on its side and you have a piece that makes a style statement and helps you stay organized.
And because we can always use more storage and organization, don’t be afraid to try this in other areas of your house. Create an upcycled rack in your entryway, foyer or mudroom to collect jackets and bags when kids get home. Make smaller versions to hold purses, scarves or jewelry in your bedroom or closet. Hang a mirror nearby, maybe add a sconce, and it transforms into a vanity. You’re only limited by your imagination.
If you replaced all the door hardware in your home and still have knobs left over, or if you’re just looking for a smaller project, here are more ideas for transforming your old door hardware.
- Curtain tiebacks and curtain rod finials
- Custom wine stopper
- Feet for a serving tray
- Birdhouse perch
Looking for more ways to transform a door into something unexpected? These seven ways you can repurpose an old door will awe your guests and amaze your neighbors.