It's Monday, so it's time for Metamorphasis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch.
When hanging art, I like to have a mix of different types, framed prints, art on canvas, mirrors, sculptural pieces, etc, for interest. Therefore, I'm always on the hunt for unique and inexpensive wall decor.
Last year, I fournd these great solid doors on the street and snagged them:
I turned them, which the addition of legs left over from another project, into benches:
When I was working on the doors, I noticed the latches were still attached and had developed a great patina. I put them aside for later use, and recently had a brain storm: they would look great mounted in a shadow box or on canvas. I actually had a couple of primed canvases on hand, so I gathered supplies and got started:
Since the latches are light weight and had holes, I decided to stitich them in place. You could also use hot glue.
A few minutes, and a couple of stitches later, voila, art:
The original white of the primed canvas actually worked best for me, but they could always be painted or covered in fabric to coordinate with your decor. This would also be a great way to display interesting keys, pendants, brooces, and buttons. Just adjust the canvas size to fit the proportion of the item.