July 29, 2009

Vintage Glass Knobs and Doin It Yourself

Hi -
I'm about 1/2 way through blogging how we got to this little beach house and how we are having such a blast working Chandeliers.  Shortening it up for this blog, when I heard the little white gate click and latch behind me I knew I was home and we made a deal with the seller about an hour later.  

As I entered this very small entryway I saw only one door and it had an old glass knob on a backplate....this house had me at hello.  Here's how it greeted me -


As we looked around, some doors had the original old glass knobs and some did not so I started to wonder if my stash of vintage glass knobs could actually be used for working door knobs - why not?  

On one of my visits to Liz's Hardware (a favorite place) they were having a sidewalk sale of fabulous stuff so I scooped up all the old backplates that I could and begged Mr Beachy to make em work with the knobs.  Not easy - we had to find the right inner workings and this and that and modify holes...it was as I call it a 10 Damnit job - and that's alot.

When we added the french doors in the Dining Room we put knobs inside and outside -

These are outside - the doors open out to an outdoor kitchen - all original with some band aids.


Here's the door to the hallway - it's a funny place for a door but I like the way it looks opened against the wall.



This is the door to the bathroom and then the other side...



This is a door in our bedroom -


Here's the other door in the bedroom 



I love each of these - they make me happy and when the sunlight shines in just the right spot for just a few minutes it's so great.

See you tomorrow - I'm trying to link - I sure hope I got this right...maybe one day I'll be able to figure out the button deal! http://asoftplacetoland-kimba.blogspot.com/

14 comments:

  1. These are GORGEOUS! No kidding! I LOVE EVERY DOOR and KNOB!

    Whoo Hoo...I'm in big trouble now...gotta change everything!

    xoRebecca

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  2. Oh how beautiful! Thanks for sharing!Come check out my TRANSOFORMATION end table at DIY DAY!

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  3. These are lovely! I love old knobs!

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  4. love the glass knobs! your house is so beautiful & peaceful to look at.


    Amanda

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  5. Lovely !
    The glass door knobs add to the beautiful look you are creating.

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  6. I love them! And I love your white rooms and your vintage style. Love it! It looks so comfy and inviting. And clean :)

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  7. I love they way they look so classy and elegant. Thank you for stopping by to look at my flowering chair. love the suggestion too. thanks again

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  8. The glass door knobs are SO pretty!! Well worth the effort it took to modify your vintage knobs :-)

    I just read through all your other posts -- I LOVE your chandeliers!! I'll be keeping an eye on your blog and your Ebay store to see what other treasures you come up with :-)

    The Marco Polo mural is fantastic. Your brother is a super-talented artist :-)

    Thanks for checking out my post about Matt LeBlanc. I hope you'll be a regular DesignTies reader :-)

    Kelly

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  9. Oh my gosh... they are all so GORGEOUS!!!!!!!! You did a fantastic job! I plan on visiting your blog a lot! I just joined it :)
    I can't wait to see what's next!!!
    Jenny

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  10. Oh you have little jewels on your doors! They are beautiful and perfect for your home.

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  11. I love these knobs! They are simply beautiful and they do look like the perfect hardware for you beautiful style. I just came over from Transformation Thursday and your blog is beautiful!

    Chelsea

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  12. I had to laugh at the knobs---we have lots of glass door knobs too. However we do have some that fall out occasionally and one time my hubby and I got locked in the bedroom!! It was so funny. Thankfully he had a pocket knife and managed to get us out. ALSO all of our handles work backwords (it took me over 10 years to realize this!!). To open a door you turn the handle towards the door jab ...no wonder I had so much trouble opening doors!!

    nannykim from SPINDLE COTTAGE

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