Leah the Crafty Rabbit
Leah the Crafty Rabbit
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DIY Antique Lock and Key Display Cabinet

$2.50
3 Days
Medium

Got antique locks and keys and don’t know what to do with them? This idea repurposes an old window frame for a display cabinet.
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We collect antique locks and keys whenever we travel overseas. But how to display them?
I wanted to remember each and every one and which country they came from – I didn’t want to throw them in a jumbled mess on a shelf or in a bowl.
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I’d bought two of these old windows off Trademe for $2.50, so I decided to convert them into display cabinets.
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Using some old MDF wood we had, I cut two backs for the cabinet.
Then I painted them with some white paint we had stored in the garage.
Next, I arranged where I wanted my locks and keys to go.
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I marked with little crosses where I wanted to insert my hooks
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With a pencil I drew a light line where I wanted to the names for each country, placed the letters on and transferred them
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With all the locks and keys in place on their hooks I carefully drilled pilot holes through the back board and window frames and then inserted the screws.
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If you’ve come up with some nifty way to display locks and keys then I would love to hear about it. Believe it or not but I still have more locks and keys I want to put on show but am not sure I want an entire wall of display cabinets…
If you want more details and photos then please check out the full blog post at:
http://craftyrabbitstuff.wordpress.com/2014/03/28/how-to-display-antique-locks-and-keys/

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