I have a bit of a ‘thing’ for pretty or unusual drawer pulls and cupboard door knobs. If I can switch a plain handle for a decorative one, I will. My past project favourites have been these, from my first furniture makeover:
So when the drawer and cupboard handle specialists Trinca-Ferro got in touch to ask if I’d like to sample a few of their products I was really keen. At the time I didn’t have any suitable furniture makeovers on the go, but there was an idea in my head that I’d seen on Pinterest and wanted to try – using decorative knobs as a hanging rail.
So I picked out a mixed selection for an eclectic look:
The project turned out to be super easy – all you need is a suitable piece of wood, your decorative knobs, a drill and a saw.
I even managed to work in a bit of upcycling which is always a bonus, because the piece of wood I used was an old bed slat off my son’s broken bed that was about to go to the tip!
Because the slat was a piece of natural pine, I gave it a couple of coats of a combined primer/undercoat and then two coats of white paint suitable for wood, mine had a satin finish. I measured and marked six points for the knobs to be evenly spaced out.
Then hubby drilled the holes for me while I supervised 😉 and because the screws were too long, I also asked him to saw off the ends poking through the reverse side of the slat.
That was it, so simple!
I deliberately chose the mismatched knobs as I think they add a certain charm. This rail could be used in the bathroom for hanging towels, or as I plan to use it in the bedroom for storing my scarf collection. Or even in the hallway for coats and bags.
I honestly think this would make a gorgeous Christmas present for someone, they would be over the moon and impressed with your DIY skills! Let me know if you think you might make one 🙂
You can also enter this little giveaway to win a set of 6 drawer knobs of your choice, courtesy of Trinca-Ferro. It has never been easier to update a chest of drawers, your kitchen cupboards or wardrobes! But the only problem you may have is deciding on which decorative knob designs to choose; the Trinca-Ferro collection is extensive, so it may take you a while. Good luck!