Monday, September 7, 2009

Before and After

I found this wonderful old lock plate in an antique shop several months ago. I just now had the time and the head space to try to clean it up a bit and see what I might be able to do with it. It's even more beautiful than I had hoped!!
I don't know yet what this will become. It's too big for jewelry so I'm thinking I may be doing a mixed media collage type of work in the near future. Oh I love this wonderful world of art!!!
The lock plate is about 4 inches wide and I believe it is brass. It has two sides with the same design and is about 1/2 inch thick. I loosened the screw and separated the two plates and polished one. Before I polished the second one I thought I'd take a picture of the before and after. I just love these transformations! It's what working "among the ruins" is all about!




  1. what an awesome find! just let the ideas simmer and i'm sure the lock plate will be part of something awesome!

  2. LOL! I have the perfect door knobs for that plate!