I Love Old Hardware

September 11th, 2012 in member junk     
annebell Suzanne Halverson, contributor
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I got these doorplates and the doorknob from a door that had fallen apart. I hated the orangey red color, so I soaked them in some paint stripper. 
One of the door plates was really stubborn. I kind of liked the way it looked. The paint layers were really pretty. 
So I framed it!
I used a frame I already had and some scrap fabric for the backing. 
Some of the old paint matches the paint on my living room walls almost exactly. Serendipity!
I got these doorplates and the doorknob from a door that had fallen apart. I hated the orangey red color, so I soaked them in some paint stripper. 

I got these doorplates and the doorknob from a door that had fallen apart. I hated the orangey red color, so I soaked them in some paint stripper. 


Layers of paint add interest and character to an ordinary door plate. Why not use it as art?


posted in: member junk, metal, wood, cottage, artwork, eclectic, fabric, historical

Comments (5)

dirtroadjunker writes: I love old hardware too, i even frame it sometimes!! great minds think alike. Posted: 10:03 am on October 15th
2poor2payRetail writes: Love, Love, Love this. Going to go dig around in my garage now to copy this super idea! Posted: 4:36 am on September 13th
CoolBeans writes: I love this idea. And did you know if you don't want to use paint stripper you can put them in a crock pot with dish soap and the paint will come right off. Just don't use the crock pot again in your kitchen!!Not sure where I found this idea but it does work. Posted: 3:28 am on September 13th
gadgetsponge writes: How ingenious! What a great way to display these small accents we work with that really deserve center stage sometimes! Posted: 9:25 am on September 12th
Santi writes: Love it!! Posted: 3:17 am on September 12th
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