I have a great repurposed drawer front hook rack project to share with you today and I want to tell you that I am joining with 8 other terrific bloggers who want to inspire you to create your own Salvage Style.
I attached old door knobs to this repurposed drawer front to make a great coat rack that will not only decorate your space, but help you stay a little more organized. It can hold coats, jackets, jewelry or even use it in your bathroom or kitchen to hold towels. . There are other great projects from your favorite bloggers: Bliss, Angie, Gail, Becky, Betsy, Marianne, Carlene, Mindi, Pauline This is a hugely talented group of ladies that love to work their magic on junk. Here’s how my project came together:
Repurposed Drawer Front
I was given these terrific antique dresser drawer fronts. Oh how I would love to have the furniture these were part of.
I’ve been looking for some vintage doorknobs for a while. I found this lot on Ebay—which ended up running me about a buck apiece.
This baggie of small pegs or dowels has been hanging out in my stash for years. They really come in handy for this type of project. I used my drill gauge to measure the peg so I will know what size drill bit to use on the drawer front.
Insert Small Dowel into Vintage Doorknob
After inserting the dowels into the stem of the doorknob, I drilled the correct size hole where each of the knobs had been in addition to a third one in the center of the board.
Vintage Drawer Front with Doorknobs
Then I did a dry fit with the doorknobs to see how it was going to look.
I took the easy way out and used some Polyshades Mission Oak to give a fresh seal on the old, dry wood using one of my favorite cheap chip brushes.
Oh my! maybe you should scroll by up to see the before again…. I’ll wait. Isn’t that an amazing difference? So EASY!
Repurposed Drawer Front Hook Rack
ta da! wow! Don’t you love it? The color? The shine? I’m not usually a glossy girl, but oh how I’m loving this look!
Repurposed drawer front, so handy for a few scarves, jackets or even towels in the bathroom!
Kerryanne English from Woodberry Designs made the fabulous Salvage Style logo for us. I’ve had a lot of fun guessing who made each of these projects. How many can you match up? Bliss, Angie, Gail, Becky, Betsy, Marianne, Carlene, Mindi, Pauline Now, go visit all of my friends to see which project is theirs and how they did it! You can get more Pinspiration on our Salvage Style Pinterest Board.
You’ve seen our Salvage Style, now show us YOURS by linking up below! Your link will show up on all nine blogs, and more links will be added each day. Your projects may end up on our Pinterest board. Kindly link back to My Repurposed Life.
sharing this project at Sharon's Be Inspired and Remodelaholic. Be sure to hop over-always so much inspiration.
Hi, there! I’m Gail, the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. I’m obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believe that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again—myself included! I hope you’ll enjoy the journey and pick up a few tools along the way… literally!
Those drawer fronts are gorgeous -definitely wouldn't have been able to part with them! I love how you made them into functional storage, Gail! Genius!
Funky Junk Interiors
What a gorgeous looking drawer! And what you did with it was a great call... super beautiful!
I adore old doorknobs and is a great re-purpose. Well done!
Looks great!! I love that stash of door knobs too 🙂 Lucky you!
Great job Gail, that turned out really beautiful!
Yeah--I would have liked to see the furniture those faces attached to too!
Julie @ follow your heart woodworking
What a beautiful coat hanger, Gail. You come up with the greatest ideas. I'm going to check the other bloggers out.
Love this! It's something I would be happy to hang in my home.
You have the best stash of stuff! I love your coat rack; another great project!
Very clever use of the dowel pegs and door knobs. This is the kind of project I love... simple, easy and functional!
Sooo cool, I learned another trick Gail! The dowels in the door knobs? Brilliant! I love the look the polyshades gave it, so beautiful, I may have to try it!
Perfect repurpose. And a drill gauge?? Now that is a novel concept--much better than the eyeball method I use!
You just blew my mind with those dowels! I can't tell you how many times I've run into the knob problem, and that is such a perfect solution. I also love how the Polyshades worked on this and I agree, the glossy finish is beautiful!
Love it. But how did you attach the knob on the backside....did you put a screw into the peg?
The peg fits very securely into the hole of the drawer front. The drawer front is much thicker than most. I'm not sure, but I probably used some Gorilla Wood Glue for good measure. 🙂
Thanks for checking out my project! Hope you take a look at the others......
Angie @ Knick of Time
I absolutely love your project Gail - but that's no surprise at all!
Love this Gail and the beautiful detail of the wood!
Gorgeous wall rack! I love the drawer front and mismatched knobs! I never find cool stuff like that!