I thank my lucky star often, for that my father is a handy man (which made me into a handy woman). I fear nothing, and I try everything (and I fail often). To the point, today I woke up feeling all handy (this is really a feeling you have to wait for, like an artist I need my inspiration). So, I got to it. The bedroom wardrobe door knobs (or the lack of them) have been taunting and looking at me for MONTHS.
I thought I’d share this with you. This is really a guide that’ll work for many drilling situations.
I started of with choosing knobs. I chose brass door knobs since I live in an old apartment which has brass knobs and handles in many places and it’s nice to pick up the these little things to make a gathered feeling in your home.
So what I did was decide on how high upon the wardrobe door I wanted the knobs. I decided on the same hight as the bedroom door handle (I’m all for consistency). I also decided on what the distance, sidewise.
Then I measure the numbers (twice!) and mark them with an X. The reason I do an X instead of a dot is to get the center point more accurate when putting the drill to it.
I checked what size I needed for the drill (I picked one that matched the size of the door knob screw).
And drilled right through. Don’t be afraid to push the drill (if you just touch it lightly you can be standing there all day).
Screw the door knob onto the door, and fasten it with a bolt on the inside (if you don’t want to be standing with the knob in your hand tomorrow morning).
And well, your finished.