12 genius ways to repurpose doorknobs you never knew

Have you ever been in a thrift store or vintage shop and found yourself sifting through a bucket of old doorknobs? The problem is, though, half the time you find a few you love but don't exactly know what to do with them.
You can always go the easy route and just replace your home's doorknobs, but that's typically a pricey venture if you try and do them all. Instead, there are a bunch of do-it-yourself projects you can tackle that require only a few of your favorite pretty knobs. These projects not only look stunning, they're sure to impress with their creativity. Curious as to what crafts we've found? Check out the list below!
1. Dresser handles
Replace those boring wooden knobs or ugly brass handles with something vintage or shiny. We love these glass handles against the distressed, gray dresser.
2. Create a gallery wall
It seems like everybody has a gallery wall these days. Add a bit of whimsy and an element of surprise to yours by using beautiful vintage doorknobs. You can use them to hang picture frames or little pieces of art.
3. Curtain tieback (h/t Urban Outfitters)
Instead of using a regular old hook to pull back your gorgeous curtains, fix some vintage doorknobs to your wall. They'll stay hidden away, except for when you pull your curtain back around them to gleam in the sunlight.
4. Doorknob flower holder
Is this gorgeous or what? We love how they've nailed these old knobs to a piece of wood you can pick up and move around — like in the living room or on the back deck when you have a party — but you can also attach them to the wall.
5. Towel holder
Hang your bathroom towels on something elegant like vintage knobs! Fasten them right to the wall or onto a piece of wood with extra hooks like they did here.
6. Curtain rod ends
Upgrade your curtain rods by adding a pop of color or a bit of glimmer to the ends. This little addition will polish off the entire look — and everyone will think you spent a fortune on those rods.
7. Wine stoppers
How about these charming wine stoppers? They'll shine in your kitchen, and they also make splendid gifts. When invited to dinner or a party, give your host a new bottle of wine adorned with your DIY wine stopper, and you'll be sure to impress.
8. Jewelry holder
Hang your jewelry in style with this exceptional DIY jewelry organizer. Add a bunch of lovely knobs to a thick piece of wood like an old table leg or even to a plain board. Now you can hang your jewelry and display it with uncommon elegance.
9. Garden decoration
These eye-catching garden decorations can be easily made at home with a little ingenuity and some of your favorite vintage doorknobs. We love the blue glass used here, but just about any old knobs are going to look beautiful.
10. Card or picture holders
Use the glass base of old doorknobs as an adorable picture holder or card holder for your next dinner party. All you have to do is add some wire and coil it up at the top, so you can fit the paper inside.
11. Wall art
Have you ever stumbled upon an old doorknob and thought, "That's so pretty it should be in a frame?" Well, maybe you should do it. We don't always have the right spot for those vintage knobs or even others to pair them with for crafts like hooks. So, you can always just frame your favorite knob and enjoy it as is!
12. Serving-tray feet
Give your best serving tray an update by adding some wonderful vintage doorknobs to the bottom. They'll prop your tray up and off your furniture, all while elevating the look of your piece.
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