I don’t know what it is about vintage door knobs, but we love them here at Robb Restyle.
We like to think of them as an architectural fingerprint – sometimes just as unique as the home they were used in – but also sometimes an element long forgotten or taken for granted. We find them in all shapes and sizes and colors – and so much unlike the knobs of doors used in more recent homes. Our workshop has bins of them, collected over many, many years.
When we are missing a match for a doorknob style, we love to find alternative DIY projects where we can repurpose them, like using them for a coat rack.
Here’s what you’ll need.
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- Faux Pumpkins (I was lucky enough to find a few faux pumpkins for 90% off last year after the Halloween season. I seriously think I only paid pennies for them. Pennies!!)
- Chalk Paint – This color is one of my favorites
- Glass or metal door knobs – if you can’t find vintage, these replicas will work too
- Some old maps or some of this vintage map paper for the leaves