Here’s a simple project that I’ve been working on for a little while. You know what a great item to find at thrift stores? Vintage knobs! Every time I go to a thrift store I am always make sure to looking in the home hardware / odds and ends / junkier part of the store and you can almost always find something to re-purpose. I have found a number of unique knobs and they cost a fraction of what they would cost if you picked them up a hardware store.
When I went thrifting on September 30th (as you might have been on my Twitter post), I found these two cute knobs for $2.00. They are unique and exactly what I was looking for to use with my necklace holder. If you aren’t already following found at the thrift on Twitter, check us out!
This was such an easy project to put together.
1. Find a board that you want to use. (I used a 1.5-2 inch width board but a piece of driftwood, or a pallet would also look great).
2. Find out what look you’re going for. (I chose not to stain or paint the wood because I loved the wood grain). I would suggest staining the wood and letting it dry before you drilled the holes to make it easier on yourself.
3. Measure out where you want to drill the holes for the knobs and go for it. (I used a drill press but you could also use a hand drill). I think it would also look great if the knobs were placed in random spots and not symmetrical. On the backside of the board I reassessed the screw so that we could the board could be placed on the wall without sticking out.
What do you guys think? Pretty easy DIY project?