Upcycling Ideas for Vintage Hardware

Upcycling Ideas for Vintage Hardware

For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a soft spot for vintage hardware. From keyhole covers to antique door knobs to old hinges and beyond, I love it all. Generally speaking, architectural salvage can be big and bulky, like reclaimed lumber or porch columns. And while those are all fine and good, I usually beeline for the salvaged hardware when I’m at an architectural salvage store.Read more ›

Keyhole Covers and Vintage Hardware as Entryway Wall Decor

Keyhole Covers and Vintage Hardware as Entryway Wall Decor

Irish folklore says that the doors in Dublin homes were painted in bright colors so that drunk Irishmen could find their own home after a night of many pints.  Apparently there had been a slew of “stranger in my bed” incidents, which led to the pretty painted doors. Even if the story is complete rubbish, I’ve loved antique door hardware and keyhole covers ever since. So, I decided to use them to create some entryway wall decor for our foyer.Read more ›