Vintage Door Knobs And How To Give Them A New Purpose

It’s been a while since I haven’t seen people who have door knobs in their homes or apartments. To be honest, I really like them and since I was a child I wondered how they functioned. Now their time has passed. Let’s say you still use door knobs, what would you do in this case? Maybe you would replace them, but then what? I always thought that anything broken or old-fashioned can be reused. It’s in my nature! Because I’m always an adept of recycling or repurposing things, I’ve thought about sharing some ideas with you.

1. Use door knobs to create decorative table numbers for your wedding.

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If you dream about a story-like wedding, you will have to come with a new plan to impress your guests. For a vintage outdoor party, door knob table numbers could be the cherry on the cake. This is not just a new idea, it’s a bold one, and could easily become a trend in terms of weddings. Everyone will be so excited about this!{image sources 1 and 2}.

2. Create mini vases using old door knobs.

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Bring spring into your home with these tiny vases made of old door knobs. Yes, it’s possible! Even though they are so small, they will certainly create a soothing atmosphere. Practical and stylish, this mini  vases are perfect for little flowers, and you won’t need much space for them.

3. Use them as wine stoppers.

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Wine lovers will appreciate your creativity while vintage enthusiasts will raise a glass in your honor. To shape this wonderful idea you will need a cork and an old door knob. This is a very easy DIY project, it shouldn’t take you more than one hour to accomplish it. A door knob wine stopper can also be the perfect gift for wine connoisseurs. For more information regarding this DIY project, click here. Cheers!

4. Vintage Photo holder.

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Pictures are one of the best ways to preserve our memories, so why not display them in an original way? A vintage photo holder made of a door knob sounds creative enough to amaze anybody.  The only thing you’ll have to do is to find some wire and play with it (wrap it to the door knob). For a better look, you can also paint the door knob, or to attach various beads or pendants. Think you can’t do this? See how simple it is.

5. Use door knobs to hang coats, bags, jewelry or towels.

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Aren’t we all sick of the usual coat racks or hangers? I sure am, and that’s the main reason why I’m always looking for something new. Generally speaking, they look the same, but not this hanger. It can be used anywhere, from entering the house to the bathroom, kitchen, or even in the bedroom. Not to mention that it’s perfect for ladies, this could be an easy way to store their jewelry.{image sources: 1 and 2}.

6. Use them as tie backs.

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If you wonder what you should do to highlight the beauty of your home, the answer may be easier than you think: natural light. Let it flow inside your house, by using curtain tie backs. Use a vintage glass or crystal door knob to bring a sophisticated touch. Then enjoy the view!

7. Use them as a curtain rod end, or to replace one.

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Speaking of curtains, why spend money on curtain rods when you can build them yourself, and almost for free? Check out this tutorial (DIY Curtain Rod for Under 5 Dollars) and maybe you’ll think about it. Or maybe you’ll decide not to use curtain rods anymore, and try to replace them with antique door knobs. It’s worth trying, don’t you think? Plus, the curtains look great attached by them.

8. Drawer knobs.

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This is probably one of the easiest and most common ways to repurpose a door knob.  Don’t tell me that you haven’t thought about it! This is an excellent idea for the bedroom drawers. Add a fresh look by replacing the old drawer knobs with door knobs.{found on site}.

9. Use them to create garden stakes.

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Spring has come; we can only imagine how beautiful and full of life your garden is. Don’t you think you need some garden stakes? They are very useful, especially when you have a large variety of plants. Create your own garden stakes by using rebar (short for reinforcing bar) and, of course, vintage door knobs. You can choose a specific color for a certain plant, or you can attach name plates. It’s easy, you will probably be able to finish this project in about 15 minutes {idea found here}.

10. Decorate your jar lids.

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Generally speaking, in terms of design, jars can be used to store things or as a décor item. If you use them only to store things, you could use a way to open them faster. Fix a door knob in the middle of the lid, so that you can easily open and close them.