i don't like oak. don't like oak tables, oak cabinets, oak furniture. don't like oak towel bars. oak reminds me of someone who likes oak and that's in the past.
i love old stuff. old tables, old cabinets, old furniture. old doorknobs.
so i took down the oak towel bar which has been hanging in the master bathroom for 22 years & put up old doorknobs!!!!
i've spent the past 2 weeks trying to figure out how to make them "stick"....how to attach the knob to the plate or the wall. i tried gluing with all sorts of "liquid nails" type stuff ----note to self: silicone doesn't make metal stick to metal!! i had the idea to stick a piece of wood in the knob & screw a screw into the wood & then the screw into the drywall anchor thing. but that seemed like lots of work & probably wouldn't be too successful. so i thought about it some more & was stuck.
then saturday night "a man with a circular saw" came up with the PERFECT solution!!!!! he said to go to the auto parts store & get "JB WELD", mix it & put it in the end of the knob, wait til it sets up a bit & put the screw in it. he said that would hold the screw & put a little around the knob in the plate. HE IS SO SMART!!!
so last night after work i stopped at the auto parts store & went to town mixing & gluing!! IT WORKED!!!
here are all the steps & the final result!!! i just want to stand in the bathroom & look at the doorknobs!!!! i'm going to get some smaller, darker screws for the plates so they're not so obvious.
here's how it started:
removed the bar - you can see the original wallpaper!! it was a stripe that looked old fashioned!
oh - this is the stuff i used:
here's the wall all painted
i absolutely LOVE it!!!!! i had to touch up a little bit of the paint where it didn't get in all the plaster cracks & in these pictures the paint is still wet, but i was in a hurry to take pictures for the blog!!! i poly'd the plates so they wouldn't rust on the towels & also so the chippy paint wouldn't all peel off.
"lucy" got some jewelry too!!! i just propped this up there on her & it looks pretty good! i think i'll center it & screw the plate on, but i have to have "a man with a hacksaw" (aka "a man with a circular saw") cut off the metal piece coming out of the knob so it'll fit. (good thing that man's got lots of saws!!!!!) i also have another glass knob that i might put on her instead of this metal one. ?? that one needs to be hacksawed too. not sure - i'll have to see which one looks better on her!!!!!
well, gotta get busy on another project.........i've got several in mind!!!! 1st up is a project out of the railroad stakes! "amwacs" asked me what i might do with them, & i replied, "? i'll think of somethin'!" to which he said, "i'm sure you will!" and i have!!!! & it only took me 2 days to think of it!!!! i'll show you soon!!!!