Repurposing - Giving your handles a new function

Repurposing furniture has been a huge trend in the past few years. The trend is still being embraced and is a great source of inspiration for those looking to renovate their interiors in a thrifty manner. Upcycling or repurposing takes old or unwanted pieces and gives them new life by giving them a new function. Finding alternative uses for furniture is not only a fun project to undertake but it will also get your brain thinking creatively about how to use everyday objects in an exciting and unusual way.

Here at More Handles we’re passionate about door handles and knobs. We thought it would be fun to introduce you to other ways of using your newly purchased handles. Our products are high quality, so your creative ideas are sure to last a lifetime. Take a browse of our list to gain some inspiration for your own home.

Unusual Coat Hooks

Simple, but effective. Find some vintage looking handles and line them up on a beautiful piece of wood. You may have thought about getting rid of your old door handles but this nifty little idea gives you chance to re use and then buy quality new ones for the rest of your house. It’ll be a little piece of history to keep any time you move.

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Get a Handle on Some Art

If you’re feeling super creative then take a leaf from David Goldberg’s (David Van Go-Berg to his fans) book and repurpose those doorknobs into something spectacular. It’s like a doorknob mosaic. Take a look at the close ups on this - it is truly fantastic.


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Unique Home Feature

Make something that will get your friends talking. Turn a collection of beautiful door handles into a prominent feature by arranging them compactly on the wall. It’ll add a really quirky element to your home and give it a truly unique finish. Gain some inspiration by looking at our favourites below.


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Handy Towel Holder

Dot themed detail around your home like this blogger has. Not only that but they’re practical too - you could get a lot more tea towels on here than a normal hook. We love the feel of this classic ironmongery and would recommend it for those trying to achieve a vintage or rustic look.


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Jewellery Holder

If you have delicate handles that you want to make a feature of then prettify them with some of your own jewellery. Hanging necklaces and dangling bracelets will add texture to a room and make it feel personal and homely. This kind of fantastical detailing will make your home feel like its stepped right out of the pages of Alice in Wonderland. Subtle references like this will also add thematic depth to your design choices.


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