Saturday, October 17, 2009

More Old Door Knobs and a How To!

Since I had an entire box of old door knobs, I came up with some more uses for them. Besides the way cool book bag holders, I made an art project display with the old door knobs. We have this really long wall in our hallway and I needed to do something with it. So, I decided I would use it for some of my Cowpoke's beautiful art work. I wanted to have four knobs and have three places to hang art work but Mr. Cowboy said the studs weren't measuring out right. He insisted on having the knobs in a stud. Because you know how heavy art work can be........Anyway, here is what you will need! You will need one old door knob and a double sided screw. Now, if your old door knobs have screws still in them then you will need to take them out. Like so! You will need a power tool to do this. I am not sure what Mr. Cowboy used to get the screw out of the door knob, but he did it. You will then need some extra sexy red and pink heart shaped pj pants and a power tool. This is where Mr. Cowboy said, "Stop taking pictures of me in my pj pants! You call me Mr. Cowboy and here I am wearing heart pj's. " I told him not to worry because he was using manly power tools. The manly power tools and the scary death grip on the door knob defiantly over rules the heart pj pants. This is the tool he used for that. He used a tap to make the rivets inside the door knob the same as the double sided screw. And then there you have it, new screws inside the old door knobs! If any of that made sense. I am not very good at explaining things that I really don't understand myself. After all the screws are in the old door knobs you then can find a place to put them! Measure, measure, measure! Mr. Cowboy is a perfectionist so he measures and marks everything out. Me, not so much, I eyeball everything. If I think it looks good, I go with it. More measuring. Mr. Cowboy had to get the height correct. And I had to get a full shot of those pj pants! It probably would help if we didn't do these art projects at 10 o'clock at night. The pre-drill the holes. It makes it a little easier to put the knobs in. Then take your knobs and push and twist them into the wall. (Yes Cowpokette is still up at 10 pm, it was a bad night!) It was pretty hard to get them into the stud. Mr. Cowboy had to use his muscles. While he is doing that I took a picture of my other project I did a long time ago and never took a picture of. My pant hanger picture holders! I love them, and you can get a wonderful step by step over at my sister's blog, Amanda Creates! Her frames are way cute! Anyway, after all the door knobs are pushed and twisted into the wall, then you can drape some rope around the knobs for a "clothes line" effect. I used clothes pins to hang the Cowpokes' art work from the rope. Now their art projects are no longer on the fridge and now on display in the hallway. They love it and get so excited to hang up their projects to show everyone. So much fun with old door knobs!!

17 comments:

southerninspiration said...

Clever, very clever....and tell Mr. Cowboy his secret is safe with ALL OF US Blogger!!!! :p

Suzanne

Carolina girl said...

I love it! I totally want to do that so I will have a place to display the girls artwork.

Sydney said...

Very clever. Remember to tell the kids when you throw out their art and they ask where it went that they know you ship it to the "art gallery" aka the garbagio

Paula said...

Are we going to see Swamp Suburbia on HGTV! That is great and I love the pants hangers! I'm going to try that!!

BrownEyed Cowgirls said...

I love it when you post all of your crafty ideas. My creative side is sadly lacking these days and you give me inspiration again.

Pony Girl said...

What a fun idea! I love your creativity, you and I think a like! :) I love the comment "you know how heavy artwork can be:, LOL! Have a great weekend!

Tj and Mark said...

cute, cute, cute

Train Wreck said...

Adoorable! So cute, love the old door knobs. So sweet of your hubby to help and be such a good sport.

The Wife said...

Great idea! And I love the pant hanger frames with the door knobs! Too cute. And the husband has a pair of john deere lounge pants he wears all the time in the house. Maybe I'll catch him one day for a pic!

The Thompson Family said...

Oh I love those pant hanger picture frames and the door knobs, so cute! I love new ideas. That little blondie is adorable!

The Caple Crew said...

Totally cute! I wish I had enough wall space to do that kind of fun stuff!

Oh and by the way Sheldon says "Tell Mr Cowboy I love his PJs!"

Julene said...

Hehehehehehehehehe, rofl!! You crack me up or it is really late, one or the other. :) I needed a good laugh. And tell Mr. Cowpoke that I am just glad he had pants on. At 10:00 you never know :)

Danielle Michelle said...

Very very smart girlie! I love the paint hanger picture holder. I cannot wait to have my own house to go crazy in!!!

d2cmom said...

Tell Mr. Cowboy the West Side Choppers T-Shirt TOTALLY offsets the pink hearts.

The Wades said...

I cracked up when you commented about your daughter still being up at 10. Don't we all have those nights!

Creative stuff.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Wow! I'm very impressed that your hubby will let himself be photographed in such cute pants. lol!
Those projects are so clever, especially the pants hangars. Great job!

~Lisa

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