The “Enchanted Forest” features antique door plates and vintage glass door knobs for curtain pulls. Adding this element to window treatments provides a magical, classic look to the room. Here is a brief snapshot of how to achieve this look. I have a few pictures from the transformation process … In future posts I’ll be more diligent about sharing step-by-step pictures. In the meantime, my explanation will have to work.
I was lucky to find sets of matching plates for Adalyn’s two windows (one of each design is pictured below). Found these at one of my favorite spots – Penn Dutchman Antiques – located in Chicago’s Lincoln Square neighborhood. (If you visit, you must go to Chicago Brauhaus for delish German food. The chicken schnitzel is my fave.)
When shopping for the right antique hardware don’t be scared of a little rust. Both of the larger plates were rusted hot messes. The smaller plates supposedly came from an old Victorian mansion in Chicago. (Good story, huh?) It seems sitting in the lap of luxury worked to my benefit because I was able to keep the original finish.
Refinishing the rusted plates was simple. All they needed were a bit of TLC in the form of steel wool and elbow grease. My husband and father-in-law brought them back to life in literally five minutes. Can I get a round of oohhs and ahhs for the before and after shot?