A few months back I needed some curtain tiebacks in our dining room area. I ended up making some & they were so simple that I forgot to share them with you guys, but I wanted to share today in case you guys needed some tiebacks in your home as well. These ones are so simple that & only requires one item from your local antique shop….
That’s right, the tiebacks are made from gorgeous little crystal doorknobs. The best part? I had a collection of these door knobs around the house so these were free for us. But like I said before you can find them at any of your local antique or thrift shops. So how do you make a curtain tie back with a crystal doorknob? It’s so simple that you will wonder why you have never done it yet. The first part is taking the door knob apart. There is a long spindle in the middle connecting the two sides of the knob that can be removed by taking the set screws out of the plates. Now you will need to attach the crystal knob to the plate. We did this with super glue, but you can find different ways that work for you. Once you get the door knob taken apart you can grab the two plates with the knob on them & screw them directly to the wall through the holes in the plates where the set screws were. Seriously it’s that simple. You could also mount the handle onto something before attaching it to the wall like a decorative board or a piece of architectural salvage. Another tip is that you can sometimes find the knobs already disassembled so that you don’t have to take them apart. Some times at an antique shop they will have the crystal knob on a plate with the work already done for you.
The reason I wanted tiebacks here was so that when I didn’t need the curtains the light would flow freely into the space & these crystal door knobs do the job & they look good while doing it. I hope this gives you guys some ideas for curtain tiebacks or inspires you in some other way. THANK YOU for stopping by the blog today & everyday to see what we are up to, it means the world to us! xx
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