I started my re-purposed hook project with a salvaged drawer pull, crank handle and chippy painted board. The crank handle was $2 at the consignment shop, and I got the drawer pull and board from my Junkin' Friend Jodi.
The crank handle has a hole that allowed a wood screw to attach it to the board.
Since the board and crank handle were thick, a screw had to be sunk in a bit to reach the drawer pull hole. A picture hanger was attached at the top.
After the hook was assembled, I stained the exposed wood on the freshly sawed ends, and where the paint had chipped off with my steel wool and vinegar stain. (Did you notice I swapped out the drawer pull since the first photo? I liked the round one better.)
The steel wool and vinegar stain also yellowed the paint quite a bit. The aluminum coffee pot is a recent $2 thrift shop purchase, and the pewter pitcher was obtained from my neighbors.
I also recently purchased this great old, (12 1/2" tall) enamelware pitcher for $4 at the thrift shop.
I'm pretty sure the enamelware pitcher is old with the chippy and stained patina and heavier weight.
All of these items are at home in my rustic, vintage style kitchen.