Monday, August 29, 2011

Antique Locks

For some reason, ever since I was a little girl I have loved to play with locks and keys.  My kids like them too.  Funny.  When I was at an antique store recently I found these...




I am not sure how I plan to display them just yet...but just found this page telling various ways to decorate with antique locks:

Using Antique Locks for Decorating

In this article they shared these tips:

Decorating Ideas

1. Just a simple line of beautiful antique locks, hanging on an old bit of twine or rope, would look good in a house with rustic decor.
2. Some old baggage locks have a large looped metal bar, kind of like a solid bike lock that fits round the wheel. These can be attached to the wall and used to hand coats or keys from.

3. Combination locks with circular dials can be perfect paper weights for a study desk.

4. Use a smaller antique padlock as a key fob, probably not for you to carry in your pocket, but great for a set of keys that stay in your house, for example those for the garden shed, garage and back gate.

5. Give a nondescript piece of furniture a touch of class by replacing the locks with ones with ornate gilded surrounds (aka keyhole covers) that you might find on a Renaissance writing desk.


If you want to be able to create some great looks around your home, then antique locks is a great way to do it. This unique design accessory will give you a number of different options to choose from, so no matter whether you want to decorate using a treasure chest or any other object; you will be able to create a nice look. Take a look in antique shops and online stores to find a nice looking antique lock and start creating your design today!


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Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/6181894

I am thinking about hanging them around pictures in a picture collage of some kind...what do you think?  Do you have any antique locks?  How are you using them...or are you?

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Kristine

1 comment:

Emily@LovelyBeasts said...

Oooh these locks are great. I like the idea of hanging them up around pictures. Another thing I need to look out for when antique or estate sale shopping!