Thursday, April 3, 2014

Seven Things to Do with a Vintage Door Knob

#1 - Sweet Tina gave me this one. 

It re-corks an open wine bottle, or demijohn in this case...

It keeps my collection of vintage bar ware company. I found a short video from HGTV with pretty simple instructions HERE.

Here are six more clever ways to use vintage door knobs found via Pinterest:

#2 - This adorable adaptation is from Angie at Knick of Time's Etsy shop. Sorry, it is long gone, but she may have more!

Antique Doorknob Photo Display by KnickofTime

It could hold photos, recipe cards, or keepsake ephemera.

#3 - Check out this pretty yet functional use from Urban Outfitters! This one may not be vintage...but it's a jumping off point. 

Doorknob as curtain tieback -- we love it, but so much more with an antique doorknob and backplate! And we carry gadgets now that make these very easy to install.

I wonder if they make hardware for retro-fitting vintage knobs...

old basket & doorknob=cloche

#4 - A vintage door knob turnes an old egg basket into an instant cloche - from Margo at!

Note to self: find a nice rusty egg basket to go with your old door knob. 

#5 - The next one takes the traditional doorknob function and turns it on its side. Literally.

old doorknob handles

It was once listed at Room 363, but is not there anymore. Still, you could recreate this...or I could...SOMEONE should!

#6 - I was gonna say this one was for the birds, but that was way too corny...way, way, way...sorry. :) This one is from 
Reclaimed Trends on Etsy. Sorry again...long gone, but they do custom orders if you're interested.

Rustic Birdhouse "Country Livin'" - made with reclaimed Humboldt Milling Company wood

And last but not least - this one is SO charming!

# 7 is from Shannon AKA Junkflirt- A Southern Belle with Northern Roots. Do you want to make one, too? Great! She has a tutorial! This one is going on my "to-do" list. I think I might be able to keep flowers like this alive! :)

Word for the Day:
“Strive to enter through the narrow door. For many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able.

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Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I love using the knob for tiebacks...such a great idea!

shannon i olson said...

thanks so much for the feature. I so love old door knobs, everyone has some great ideas on what to do with them!!

lynn said...

fabulous ideas--love that cloche!

Jeanette@Creating A Life said...

I've always loved vintage door knobs. So many great ideas, Revi. Have a wonderful weekend!


Martha said...

What clever uses for old door knobs! So many choices!

Laurel@ChippingwithCharm said...

Lots of fun ideas...LOVE old knobs :)

Earth Mamas said...

Great collection of ideas for doorknobs!

Stacey said...

Hi Revi! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment today. :)

I love all the doorknob ideas. My husband and I want to find some old glass doorknobs for his office doors. They just add so much. I've seen collections of them just in a bowl and it looks great. My sister-in-law and I went to Canton yesterday. I found several things that were on my list but not knobs. Next time.

must love junk said...

What fun ideas! Love the last one :)

Ivy and Elephants said...

LOVE doorknobs! Thanks for sharing so many amazing ways to use them.
I've got to get crafting!

Julie R said...

Fabulous post, Revi! I love, LOVE, vintage doorknobs and this gives so many great ways to incorporate them! Thanks :)

Ann Huffman said...

What a nice roundup of great ideas! Love lots of them. Angie always has good stuff! ~Ann
Tarnished Royalty

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Hey there sweet friend! I'm so glad you love your knob. What great ideas you've shown us. I think we might all do well with doorknob floral arrangements!
xo, T.

Laura said...

Great ideas here. Makes me wish I had some old door knobs. . . I'll be watching for some.
I think my favorite one is the one that's a card/photo holder:)

Tropical Lifestyle said...

Extraordinary, I love everything here! As always, you have a wonderful idea Revi. Thanks for sharing these blogs, I will surely visit them all. I love the photo holder by the way, Classy!

Sebastian Chuter

Kathy Moreland said...

What fabulous ideas! I'll have one of each, please! They are wonderful!!