I was at an antique store a while back and found these door knob plates for $2.00 for the pair. I picked them up, because I have a certain love for all things Art Deco. I figured I could use them for something, but I didn’t have any specific ideas. They sat around for a while and then I had an idea. When we redid our bedroom wall a few years ago, I had taken down two rectangle pictures I have had since college. I wasn’t really into the whole moon and stars thing anymore, but I didn’t give them away, and instead stashed them for later use. I am glad I did because these were perfect.
I started by spray painting the frames with ORB. They were a gold color. Wow! So much better now. You’ll have to excuse the other stuff in the photo. I believe it was April and I was doing the camper hinges. So long ago…
After they were spray painted, they sat over the summer. I had way too many other things going on to worry about them. This weekend, however, I finally got to work on them. I cut some pretty scrapbook paper, and placed it on the back of the matted sun and moon.
I then put the pictures back together, and included the glass. Then I hot glued one door knob plate onto each piece of glass. Ready to hang.
And here is a picture of one on the wall. Unfortunately, I have a huge window in between them so it would be hard to get a good picture of them together. Also, the flash had to be on in this one because the room was so dark, but I think the coloring is pretty close, and the detail is clearer.
Anyway, nothing too hard and it was a great way to use an architectural piece of history.
Thanks for looking!
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