Playing with vintage hardware

May 15th, 2011 in member junk     
Funky_Junk_Donna Funky_Junk_Donna, member
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I find this stuff anywhere and everywhere. Just go for a walk and look on the ground lots. (no shame here) Amazing what gravity will collect. :)
Ive messed with this gate before with four really nice hooks all the same, but it needed a little revamp to jazz things up. So up they went!
Imagine all the things you could hang from this guy.
coat hook area
towel bar in a bathroom
towels by the outdoor pool
for a bedroom changing area
And this cool little pic thing? Is it a paper catcher? No idea.
So I just hung a calendar from a string, hooked it on and called it done.
What to do with big ol greasy bolts? Screw holes into a table or desktop and drop them in. Instant hardware pizazz!
These old beat up hinges and hook made this homemade little shutter look authentic in a real hurry.
Lots of fun hooks and hindges were added to the sides of this sign to hang some fun elements from it.
When this sign is hung up, it looks very cool with a plant danging from one of the brackets.
Plant style brackets were added to a chunk of wood for a funky file holder.
I find this stuff anywhere and everywhere. Just go for a walk and look on the ground lots. (no shame here) Amazing what gravity will collect. :)

I find this stuff anywhere and everywhere. Just go for a walk and look on the ground lots. (no shame here) Amazing what gravity will collect. :)


One of my very favorite things to collect is all kinds of vintage or old/used hardware. I keep hording them until something clicks and I put a grouping to work. Here are a few things I jazzed up lately from my current stash.


Pattern or design used: My own design - Funky Junk Interiors
posted in: member junk, vintage, metal, wood, eclectic, funky, industrial, organizer, whimsical, bedroom, entry, bathroom, office, mudroom, cast iron-metallic, coat rack, key holder

Comments (7)

treasuresfromtheshed writes: I love these...I have two enamel pots in my shed area full of old rusty parts from all kinds of things. The one that you have on your ironing board [it looks like that is what is on] was usually used in a cafe for the receipts to be put on after the customer paid for their meals. What cool items and lots of memories. Have fun!
Posted: 12:11 pm on July 12th
chippingcharm writes: So many fun ideas...and yep, I'm a hardware "hoarder" too :) Laurel Posted: 7:10 am on May 26th
suewhitney writes: I LOVE vintage hardware! When I need a little pick-me-up I dig through my stash. great post!


Be Well,
Sue Posted: 5:40 am on May 19th
Junkpony writes: Love old hardware... and I agree, you can find a lot of things on the ground. I've come back from walks carrying bits of rusty things I found on the road. Get a few odd looks~~whatever! Posted: 5:24 pm on May 16th
JunkArchitect writes: A big pile of old hardware is the most important aspect in a junkers arsenal. What a great bunch of ideas, Donna.

Jim
Posted: 6:41 am on May 16th
bev1955 writes: I agree, vintage hardware is great! Great job with it all!


Posted: 3:49 pm on May 15th
MakinItHappen writes: Way cool! I love those old hooks. Posted: 10:15 am on May 15th
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