Sunday, January 26, 2014

Front Door Upgrade

So I decided my front door needed an upgrade. I had gotten this brass Nantucket basket door knocker at the silent auction at the Missouri Basketweavers Guild convention last August, but wasn't sure how I was going to mount it to the door. I finally got a round wooden plaque from Michael's, painted it a nice avocado green, sealed it for outdoors, and mounted the knocker to it.

Brass Nantucket basket door knocker
During one of my visits to I was searching for turk's head knots and I ran across a store selling instructions and finished doormats, door stops, place card holders, etc. all knotted out of various ropes. I became fascinated with the monkey fist door stops. It took a couple tries, but I finally got one made. It actually works really well and hangs on the inside knob when not in use.

Monkey fist door stop
Both items give my front door a nice nautical themed upgrade.


  1. That is sooooo cool! I love it! It looks like they always belonged together and were always one piece! Nice pairing Tony!

  2. Upgrading a front door is definitely a great way for you to make sure it is fully secure for you and your loved ones. I loved reading this post and seeing what you did to the front door to upgrade it. I am sure this also has helped with improving the value of your home when you had it done.

    Giovanni @ Coastal Contract Hardware