They all say that the devil’s in the details, but for those brave enough to venture into the world of details, there will be a due reward. Creativity is at the epicenter of any beautifully decorated room. Not only are there a plethora of ways to use vintage hardware for their intended purpose and draw more beauty into a room but finding alternative uses could also enliven a space and give it a unique flair that won’t be found elsewhere.
Turn antique doorknobs into wall hangings for decoration. Sticking a random doorknob in the middle of a wall won’t exactly do the trick but grouping a few different hardware pieces could give the desired effect. Always look for knobs that really shine for you and make them part of your home. A home can speak volumes about the one who owns it. Don’t let the conventional uses for old items keep you from seeing potential outside the box.
Think outside the designed purpose to find creative ways of repurposing. Doorknobs can have a lot in common with many wall-mounted coat hangers. Take a salvaged piece of wood and stick old doorknobs to it, and voila! you have your own one-of-a-kind coat hanger for your entryway. Seeing only a device for opening doors will cripple creative flow. Consider the shape, size, weight, texture, and unique qualities of an item. What makes it special? How can its best features be showcased?
Let creativity be your guide. When something brings back pleasant memories or fits well with a room motif, don’t let it be a getaway! It’s not the same as playing in the world of made-to-order items. These aren’t going to be remade for people who sit on their hands and watch a good thing pass them by.
Now that got your creative juice flowing, you will need vintage doorknobs to complete your vision. You’re in luck here at Olde Good Things we have buckets upon buckets of old doorknobs. We have large quantities of glass, porcelain, plain, & decorative doorknobs in stock. We also carry the dummy spindles to make most doorknobs a pull. If you’re on a budget with limited funds for your project, we have doorknobs with chips that we sell at a low price. Please contact our hardware department for more information.