Greetings and Happy Wednesday! Do you love antiques and vintage finds? I sure do and one of the best places to find them is on eBay! I love using vintage door knobs in my decor. Come see a few ways I like to use them!
When we bought our lake house nearly 6 years ago, one of the first things I fell in love with was the glass knob on the inside of the front door. It had me at hello! As soon as I saw the vintage door knob I knew this house was meant to be ours. I felt an instant kinship to the previous owners.
At some point we will have to replace the front door. The surrounding frame and walls are rotting but we will definitely save and use the knob and all of the original hardware. We will probably do another glass door too because Lacey loves sitting here guarding her yard.
I also used vintage glass knobs on my desk at home. The original knobs were very small and one of the screws stripped and I decided not to replace it. I had four large glass knobs in my stash but I needed five knobs. So, I drilled larger holes and put the four matching glass knobs on the outer doors and drawers and used a vintage crystal door knob for the center drawer. Not only are they prettier, but more substantial and easier to handle. Plus it gives the desk more of a vintage vibe which I love. (I also love it when my desk is this clean-which is rare.)
I just bought a vintage glass knob for the pantry door at the lake house. The original knob is a brassy gold from the 70’s. There is nothing wrong with it, but I think a glass knob would add a little pizazz to the flat hollow door. Don’t you agree? This is how the pantry door looks now:
This is the vintage door knob set I just purchased on eBay for $22. As soon as I get it in the mail I will replace the old knob. I can’t wait to see how it will look! It will really dress up the look of the hollow pantry door.
I found these vintage knobs at an antique store. I added the antique escutcheons. (the things behind the door knob.) Because these are stationary doors to our closet, it doesn’t matter if they turn. Obviously there is no key or keyhole, I just like how they look on the doors to the master bedroom closet. It makes me happy every time I open the doors.
Another way to incorporate vintage door knobs in your decor is to use them as hooks. This old door piece has 3 old doorknobs attached. I didn’t make this but it would be very easy to replicate. I like how the door knobs are attached at an angle….
I bought these sweet little night stands a few years ago. I think they were part of a vanity and at some point separated. I swapped out the original hardware with these sweet little crystal knobs. It was as simple as making the holes a bit larger and replacing the knobs. I love them! These little night stands are soon getting a new coat of white chalk paint and a new location when I do my furniture shuffle.
Vintage hardware is easy to find on eBay and at antique stores. Sometimes you can buy an entire lot of hardware if you have a big project and need them. My advice? If you find a bunch of pretty hardware you love at a great price? Buy it if you can. I have a stash of vintage hardware just waiting for a fun project. Not too long ago I switched out the hardware on this dresser in my son’s room at the lake. Not crystal but still cool. It instantly adds character to a fairly new piece of furniture.
Do you enjoy making over furniture with paint and hardware too? Please share your favorite DIY projects with me! I’d love to see them! Hope you have a great day. Thanks so much for stopping by! xoxo Dell