Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Doorknob Photo Holder

When I went on my "Junk Hunt Challenge" for Flea Market Style magazine last August I found several old doorknobs at a booth in Bella Patina, the store where I am a vendor.

I purchased five doorknobs that day with plans to turn them into photo holders.
Here are pictures and the description from the magazine.
I love the simplicity of the crystal doorknob as a photo stand, and I think it's perfect to highlight a favorite photo. (Wouldn't they be pretty on a wedding table?)

 But I also like the idea of using a white porcelain doorknob and personalizing it to match the photo.
I used scrapbook rub-on letters to add "Dad" to this old doorknob.

I then sandwiched a photo between the doorknob and a magnet.
A simple photo holder for a picture of my husband and son taken in 1996 when we lived in Minnesota.
Although we get our fair share of snow in Kansas City, it can't compare to the snow we experienced the two years we lived in Minnesota!

Have a nice evening.



  1. Great idea Jane. I love the picture.
    I have lots of crystal doorknobs and now I know what to do with them. I really enjoyed the article about you too.


  2. Hello Jane,
    Darn cute my friend!!! Now, I'm on the hunt to find some old doorknobs. Cute pic too!


  3. LOVE it Jane...what a great idea!! We're expecting more snow tomorrow...we already have PLENTY!! I ordered a copy of the magazine. Can't wait to see your article :)

  4. You make so many things look soooo easy!!! What a great deal on the knobs! Love the photo holder!! I grew up in Minnesota, I live in Florida now...Thank God! Congrats on the magazine article!!


  5. OH I love this idea, Jane...and that is the most wonderful photo of your husband and son! We do get the snow...6-8" on the way...

  6. Love this idea and love the tip of bringing a magnet with you. I see so many cute vintage trays that I want to turn into message boards but I never know if the magnets will stick. Now I have the solution!


  7. Jane, this is a darling idea. What a cut photo of your husband and son. Perfect knob for that one.

  8. Great idea...both the door knob photo holders AND "carry a magnet at all times"! Wonderful photo too!

  9. This is such a great idea Jane. And what a fitting way to display a picture of Bruce and your son. It's hard to realize it's been two years already, but just wanted to let you know that I think of you often.

    Jocelyn @

  10. Love them Jane! As usual your simple style is the best!

  11. Jane these are so great! Love the look. Congrats on being in this great magazine also!

  12. Such a great idea!! Love this!! :) Thanks for the inspiration! Congratulations, I just love that magazine!! :) Have a wonderful day! xo Holly

  13. I love this idea. You picked the perfect photo!

  14. So sweet and heart gripping to see the photo of your beautiful husband here… We don't know each other, but I know something about that particular kind of loss, and love that you have included him here….

  15. Great idea! I have a few that I was going to do the handle with a curlycue wire holding a photo, but this is cuter!

  16. Beautiful Jane, I love the photo of your husband and son.

  17. Love the porcelain knob with DAD ... wonderful photo too. Great idea. Thanks for sharing.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  18. I just ran across some amazing door knobs at a local flea market. I am going to have to go back and see if they still have them. I think maybe adding it to the side of the fridge would be an awesome way to hold my child's art work up.

  19. what a great idea jane! i'm so busy making those old doorknobs sit on their heads that i've never thought about letting them rest "sideways." as clever! (love the picutr of your husband and son...sweet memories for you).

  20. I think I had forgot you lived here in Kansas City. Bella Patina is owned by friends of mine that are from my church. I need to get down there more often. I love what you did with the doorknob, what a beautiful way to honor your hubby.

  21. Hi Jane, I came by your blog by the way of Pinterest. I loved the folded flag your made. I know this is late but I am also very sorry for the loss of your DH.

  22. Just got my copy of Flea Market Style. Enjoyed your article, very creative as always. What in the world are you going to do with the front off of the Coke machine?

  23. Hi Jane! It's such an honor to have found your blog I have lived in and around KC all my life and never not once, knew about the Warehouse weekends. GASP!! Found out about it when I came across your info in Flea Market Style. Called up my dear mother and she knew ALL about it, but never in 44 years thought to mention it to me..LOL. Meeting her up there this weekend and I'm so inspired by your finds in the magazine,I only hope i can do half as well. Should be able to entice the MAN to go seeing as there will be a car show as well. HA!
    Anywho...So wonderful to 'meet' you and I look forward to visiting and promoting your blog on mine.
    Hope the snow isn't too terrible for us all today. Stay warm and safe
    Lisa x


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