Froggie Hooking

Back in March I hung a grouping of iron frogs on the wall in the conservatory bathroom near where the toilet is slated to go.

Looking from the shower through the bathroom into the conservatory.
Looking from the shower through the bathroom into the conservatory before the door was installed.

I hadn’t hung it well and, at the time, even thought it wouldn’t be a convenient place to hang things — towels and robes — I hung it there anyway.

The conservatory bathroom door opens into the conservatory, away from the bathroom.
The conservatory bathroom door opens into the conservatory, away from the bathroom.

As I was thinking about hanging hooks in the upstairs bathroom I got the notion that hooks on the back of the door would be welcome. (We didn’t have doors back in March.)

The conservatory bathroom door is  a 36
The conservatory bathroom door is a 36″ wide traditional 6-panel door.

The conservatory bathroom door is a full 3 feet wide.

I made pilot holes with a small nail and inserted small (so they would go through to the other side) screws to hold the hooks.
I made pilot holes with a small nail and inserted small (so they wouldn’t go through to the other side) screws into the pressed paper door.

I measured the eye-level rail for the support screws and screwed them into the pressed paper product door. (Ick — one day I might get a REAL door.)

The hooks are large enough for a robe or towel, even a backbrush or loofah.
The hooks are large enough for a robe or towel, even a backbrush or loofah.

The door still needs to be painted as do all the interior doors in the house.  When I decide on a final color I’ll need to remove this rack of hooks to paint.

Come on -- let's get this project finished.
Come on — let’s get this project finished.

Until that time it’s useful.

One of these two walls which already need touch-up paint will get a cabinet or art.
One of these two bathroom walls which already need touch-up paint will get a cabinet or art.

After the toilet is installed we’ll need a cabinet or some art for the bare walls.

Do you move stuff around even after you’ve made holes in the wall?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

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