I have an obsession with old alarm clocks.
What started as a small collection has grown to over 40.
I have the clocks scattered around my house and I'm always looking for new ways to display them.
Today I found two vintage mortise locks at an antique store that I immediately saw as small shelves for two of my vintage clocks.
I know it's hard to tell from my picture but both of these locks required skeleton keys to open them, so they have to be pretty old.
I took a lock and, with the face plate pressed against the wall, screwed the lock into the wall using the holes that were already in the face plate.
That's all there is to it! For a total cost of $3.00 I now have two small shelves, the perfect size to display a couple of my vintage clocks.
I hung these two "shelves" in my guest bathroom with some vintage mirrors I already had hanging. I really need to get some fresh paint on the walls in this room. It's the only room in the house with the original builder's paint.
I'm now going to be on the lookout for more of these old mortise locks. I think several of these "shelves", each displaying one of the vintage clocks, would make a great wall display.
I'm joining a few parties tonight:
Wow Us Wednesday with Kim @ Savvy Southern Style
White Wednesday (I might be pushing it a little here but a couple of my old clocks are white) with Kathleen @ Faded Charm.