A hanger for a hollow door can be a real challenge. You can buy the "hang over the door" models that scratch the bejeebers out of your finish, or you can risk a cup hook screwed into a thin veneer, and store your flyswatter on it.
And that's exactly where my flyswatter is...on a cup hook secured to a hollow core door.
But not this door. When I figure out which door that swatter got to, I will have another project on my hands. Watch for that blog post "How to Swat Flies with a Fly Swatter"
In my master bedroom makeover, I have two doors in this room. A new door and an old door. Not wanting to rip the old door out and replace it with a new one, I decided to put moldings on it to mimic the new one.
After two more coats of paint,
I was still left with a flimsy hollow core door.
Note the two holes drilled in the door in the above picture.
They go right through to the other side of the door.
I went to my old stash of wood and after a few slivers, I came out with these pieces
I drilled some clearance holes in the barn board for nuts and washers so the heads would be below the surface. Some white molding was added to the top and bottom of the barn board to mimic my door and window trims.
Hooks were attached to the barn board. I used a scrap piece of molding to set the hooks at the same height from the top.
I placed a barnboard hook assembly on each side of the door. A bolt with a washer was put through both and secured with a washer and nut on the other side of the door. The above door picture is the bolt side and the below door picture is the nut side Note only one side of the door has molding on it. The other side is my closet/ laundry room. I snugged up the nuts and voila, one door hook assembly on each side of the door.
Now to cover the unsightly bolt heads and nuts....
I scrounged some old wooden door knobs and cut off the necks,
put them in a box to spray them
silver! A few coats were needed.
Pulled out my trusty glue gun and hot glued those babies right over the fasteners.
Believe me when I tell you that they hold a lot more than a little purse. Instead of day old clothes all over the floor, they go on the hooks, but I was pretty sure you didn't want to see my designer clothes hanging all over my door....that might make you jealous! On the other hand, a little green is good for the soul!
Eat your heart out Coco Chanel!