Here is what the pull string looked like on our attic door before.
How to Change an Attic Pull String to a Hook
Our house had a pull down attic with a dangling string to open it. I HATED that string. It hung low and was in your face, plus it was old and ratty looking. So, we removed it and replaced it with a hook and dowel system. Much better! Be sure to check out this project and hundreds of more DIYs on my blog!
It was super ugly and dangled too low!
See how your string is attached on the backside of the door. Ours went thru the hole and was tied in a knot around an old rusty nail. Cool cool cool! Super safe and aesthetically pleasing.
I just used scissors to cut the string and pull it out. It came out without issue and went straight in the garbage.
We purchased eye bolts to fit our hole. The 1/4 x 3 inch size worked for us.
Screw the eye bolt into the hole that previously held the rope/string. Add the bolt to the back and tighten until tight.
That looks so much more clean!
Screw a screw hook into the end of a dowel. We just screwed this in by hand. This will be used to pull the hook and open the attic. When not in use, we stored it behind out laundry room door.
Enjoy your much better looking attic door!
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