Tuesday, March 16, 2010

A Ship's Key for the Barn-Style Closet Door

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Ready for some more fun with photos?

You already saw the before & after and  "turned on the light" in a previous post. For today, we'll add a fun accent to the barn-style door on my master bedroom closet

Last spring, I was able to travel to the Warrenton/Round Top Antique Show Along with many other great finds, I found this amazing set of ship's keys with leather fobs.



I thought it might look cool to have one of them simply hanging in the lock of the barn-style door. The one I picked is marked "Wardrobe Master's S.R." Perfect for the wardrobe in the master's state room (or in this case...the closet in the master bedroom).


Here is the key...




Go ahead, insert the key into the lock...
For the this next photo, move your mouse over the image to see the before and after!
(NOTE: If you are viewing this in a reader, you'll have to visit the post to view the effect.)



Nice work! And, no, it does not actually function. It's just for looks! I love how the patina of the key coordinates with the patina of the door and hardware. Simple things like this make me smile.


COMING UP:
One of these days, I'll get around to showing you the "inside" of the closet! :)



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41 comments:

  1. Are you selling any of those fobbs? They are fabulous fobbs!!!!

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  2. Love it! I just went to a salvage yard this weekend and saw some those fantastic barn doors!

    Jody

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  3. That key is perfect. I love how you found the perfect finishing touch.

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  4. You are just so good. Without question. I always enjoy your little touches. ~Mindy

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  5. I really love this door and what you have done with it! I plan on scouting our local salvage yards for one like it. We live in a 1930's Craftsman Bungalow and think it would look great inside.

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  6. It's great! What a perfect fit ; ) And your pictures are always so very stunning. Trina

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  7. I'm wo jealous of that door and the key is just the cherry on top! Your stuff and ideas are just so cool!

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  8. That door is just wonderful and the key is fabulous. Hugs, Marty

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  9. Warrenton, Oregon??? My best friend for 28 years lives there, and I'm right here in PDX...never knew we were neighbors! YaY!

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  10. You find the coolest junk ever!! Love it.

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  11. You know I LOVE and obsess about this door - the key is fabulous and is the absolutely the right finishing piece to it. I know you have something beautiful hiding in that closet so don't make us wait too long to see. :)
    sarah

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  12. Your bedroom decor whispers beauty to me... :)

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  13. Amy,
    I have told you before I love the door! You are brilliant! The fobs are fab! Love all you work!
    smiles, alice

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  14. Hi Amy,
    This past weekend when we were in Michigan, we actually found two old ship doors for sale, the guy was loading them up in his van and I asked him first off what they were and how much? He said they were old ship doors and one was $50 and the other one was $30. We came so close to buying one but I just couldn't decide so we passed on it. I'll probably be sorry about that one.

    LeAnn:)

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  15. I love how you did the closet door. A winner in my humble opinion. The key is the perfect finishing touch.

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  16. What a lovely touch... it so nice that it has probably had an adventurous former life!!
    Loving the fun photos.. they make me smile.
    :)

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  17. This an interesting site chock full of creative ideas

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  18. It really IS all about the details! I love this. It just adds the perfect finish. You are extremely gifted ya know...

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  19. You know everyone in the country...or out....will be wanting that door on that slider, and from the sounds of your comments they are already looking for one! I too wish I had a place to put one. Good (and bad) thing for me there isn't a salvage yard anywhere near here!

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  20. Love the key! It's the icing on the cake to that fabulous door!
    marcie

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  21. It's all in the details and this one is a doozie! Love all those keys and that one is perfect. Now...let's see those interior shots!
    Debbie

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  22. Amy- this looks amazing.
    I love your photographs.
    How do you get wide angle shots?

    Help!

    Laura

    White Spray Paint

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  23. Amy
    I LOVE IT!!! We all need one.

    Cheri

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  24. Nice touch and a fun way to show it.

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  25. Oh...I am loving these old keys and how great yours looks in the door! So fun!! Glad you got your pkg and very happy to hear you will get lot's of use out of everything!! :) I adore your style Amy and so glad to call you friend!

    Hugs,
    Victoria

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  26. I think I have a ship size case of key envy. LOL I LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE the door - and the key? Perfection to the perfection!

    And... show me your closet - but you would run and scream and run faster if I showed the innards of mine... can you say, "ship wreck"? And then perhaps a tornado following that... and then a hurricane or something....

    I'm going back up to drool over the keys!!!

    ;-) robelyn

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  27. Onboard a ship, S.R. stands for "State Room," right? Very cool! I like the magic photo thing!

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  28. I'm with David (well, not really. Mindy is but you know what I mean). Love the magic photo thing!

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  29. A great little added touch. You know just how to finish something off.

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  30. That is fabulously fun--little details make such a difference. Thanks for linking up!

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  31. I love love love it! What a great idea :)
    Wendy

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  32. ooh! how are you going to display the rest of your treasures...I mean keys?

    wouldn't they make cool curtain rings or something like that?

    I like the one in the door and the cool app for viewing it... presto- chango!

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  34. I learned what a fob is today. And I'm really loving fobs!

    Brilliant photos yet again Amy. I sure hope you do photography for a living because if you don't, you ought to!

    Thanks for linking up to SNS!

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  35. Amy,
    Those keys are oh so wonderful! Love the vintage look...it works so well with the door...the patina & lettering on the fob is so perfect.
    ~judi ;)

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  36. What a great find and what gorgeous photos! Who knew anything could make that door of yours even more fabulous? You did :).

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  37. I am so glad I found your blog, so much inspiration! The little detail of the key adds so much to a home. Theresa

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  38. I will never have this but I am so glad I am seeing yours!! What a fantastic idea and those key fobs...!!! Unbelievable!
    ~Nancy

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