Chippy Door and Salvaged Hardware Wall Hook

I finished a quickie little project today, which is all I’ve had time or energy for lately, between my dad being in the hospital and having bronchitis.  The good news is, my dad is supposed to get released from the hospital tomorrow.  He is chomping at the bit to get out and get back home.

I’m feeling a bit better after finishing my antibiotics, but the persistent cough wears me out and the doctor said it could take a month before it’s gone.

Anyway, I was rummaging through my stash of junk, looking for something, and I saw an antique keyhole escutcheon  and an old wall hook that I’d forgotten about.

wall hook 1

I pulled out a chippy door panel to attach them too, and had it done in a few minutes.

wall hook 2

It’s projects like these that make me glad I’m a screw hoarder.

Brand new screws wood look out of place to attach the keyhole faceplate, but I saved a bunch of antique screws when I dismantled an antique piano and turned it into a desk.

See Antique Desk HERE.

Door Plate Wall Hook -

I’ve got another chippy old door sitting outside my workshop that still needs to be taken apart.  I need to start brainstorming some ideas to use it too.

Salvaged Wood Towel Hook

Antique Door Keyhole Plate Kitchen Hook -

See more Repurposed Vintage Projects HERE.

We weren’t sure how to get my parents and their car back to New Mexico, without either one of them having to do too much driving for long spells, but my niece volunteered to take the train to my house, and drive them home, which is a relief for me and my sister.  I’ll be sad to see them go, since we really couldn’t just enjoy being together with my dad in the hospital, but I’m grateful for the time we did have, and that my dad got to see his 99-year old sister before he fell and broke his hip.

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  1. Having lost both my parents and my beloved aunt in the past few years, I will just say treasure every moment despite any inconvenience. I am a bit of a hoarder too. I put an old chippy door into the moving van when we moved from Idaho to Texas two years ago. My hubby thought I was nuts, but I love that door and it came from our historic home back in Idaho. It was in the potting shed for years and I loved it and it was like bringing a bit of my beloved old house back to Texas with me.

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  2. So nice of your niece to help your parents travel…I’m sure they will be glad to get home and just rest. Hope you will get over that bronchitis soon, Angie…it’s been a rough time for you, too.

  3. Love that chippy door panel and the old door knob/key escutcheon plate! Good to hear you’re feeling a bit better, and even better news that your dad is ready to be released from the hospital. Hope their trip back home is a safe one.

  4. Isn’t it a blessing when the young adults in the family step up to help? I’m so sorry you’re still feeling a bit under the weather, Angie. You and the family are in my prayers. And I happen to have everything in today’s post! Now to figure out where it will work best!

  5. Karen Robbinsa says

    Good news for your dad. I know what it is like to be in the hospital and want to get home and I wasn’t there that long. Wishing they have a safe trip. I have grandchildren who step in to help us a lot and it is very much appreciated. I love today’s project and would love to do something like that. Your projects give me so many ideas of what to look for when I am out “junking”. Thanks so much.

  6. Patty Soriano says

    I’m with Susan in saying “treasure the moments” and for that matter…. MAKE more moments to do things together. I lost my dad in 2003 when I was only 42, then I took care of my mom until she died 2 years later. Looking at my age at the time, I realize that I was still young to lose parents! I thought I’d have them much longer than this. Looking back, I wish I’d gone to their house more often, or had them to my house more often, or gone to the flea market more often. ANYTHING…. more often. I was a daddy’s girl and miss him terribly. We lived next door to them from a year after we were married, until their death. I imagine it is very difficult when you live so far apart. Sorry…. really got off on a tangent didn’t I ? I am glad your dad is out of the hospital and on his way to recovery. You, too…. I am very susceptible to bronchitis and caught something Saturday while at an event. But this time, before I let it go too far, I went to the doctor the second day I felt bad. Feeling much better after drugs! — I have a door panel identical to this…. I like your idea ! Looks good !

  7. Love this!!! I just found a vintage key plate and doorknob with screws at a yard sale, I’ll have to try making something like this with mine! You always have such good ideas!!! Thank you for sharing.

  8. I’ve been on your website for just a few months and I love all the little things you do. Plus bringing your personal life events to the board makes me feel your family because I too have elderly parents that fall. (alot). Thank you Angie!! p.s. My dad gets his cast off 10/21/2015–82 yrs. young.

  9. Wendy Johnson says

    Sorry for your troubles. But enjoy your website. Glad everyone is feeling better.

  10. Looks great , love it! Get better!!

  11. Such good news about your Dad, Angie…here is hoping he will make a full recovery and won’t have any after affects from his fall! It was very sweet of your niece to step up and offer to drive them…the very last thing you need to be doing right now is making a long trip! I hope you will ensure you get the rest you need…please take it easy and get much better very soon! I’m sending tons of healing energies your way and keeping you in my thoughts!

    LOVE what you have done with this chippy old door panel…it’s absolutely scrumptious! You just don’t see yummy, chippy wood like that every day! And I agree, the old screws really make it! Thank you for taking the time and energy to share this with us!

  12. Angie
    Would it make me bad bad person if I said I was suffering door hardware envy?
    I really, REALLY love this.

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